Tuesday, February 9, 2016

D&D: Dhampyr Homebrew (Part 1)

Eek!  A vampire!
My daughter Emma surprised me this weekend by telling me that she wants to play a vampire in our next game.  
So yeah—ugh.  
But she’s ten.  What can you do?
We’ve been talking about playing D&D quite a bit lately, and the topic of vampires came up because I really want to play through the Curse of Strahd in our home campaign, but full disclosure, our lives have been majorly busy of late, and as a result, we’ve not actually played in quite a long time.  We’ve just been talking about playing.  
Nevertheless, this vampire thing gives us something to talk about, and it’s been a while since we did any D&D on the blog.  Also: if Emma wants to play a vampire, there’s not actually a reason not to let her.  We just need to put something together, so she can do her thing.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Training Log: 2/1 to 2/7 (Week 1)

This turned out to be a tough week.  My wife Sally is a professional fitness instructor, and it seems like she gets certified in some new training regime about once a month.  This month’s thing is MOSSA Group Power, and it is tough.  It’s choreographed endurance weight training, and if it’s not as aerobically challenging as, say, PLYOGA, it is nevertheless very intense in its own way.  It’s heavy on the negative reps, timed with music to make sure that you’re going as slow as you possibly can.  Going through it with Sally and her friends Saturday morning was quite an experience.  Needless to say, I was quite sore afterwards.
Swim, bike, run.
Still, it’s wasn’t a bad week.  Just challenging.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Hannah's Poetry: "All My Thoughts"

Our daughter Hannah was one of the winners of the Poetry for Peace contest at Fairfield University last week.  She read her poem publicly on Friday, and I got it on my phone.  The poem is called "All My Thoughts".

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Saturday Odds & Ends: Following Up on Yesterday...

I took Hannah to her first poetry reading last night.  She was one of the winners of Fairfield University's "Poetry for Peace" contest.

"All My Thoughts" by Hannah Head

Friday, January 29, 2016

5 Things on a Friday: Iowa Election Edition

Happy Friday, folks.  This post is number 1,501!  I meant to do a little celebration for my 1500th post, but then I forgot.  Oh well.

Let's get to it.