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The importance of selecting a good name for your character

I’ve always felt that naming my character in D&D is as almost as serious a matter as naming a child. It’s true, you will not have to listen to your player character come home from school in tears after his … Continue reading

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The campaign where no one trusted anyone

If you’ve ever played Dungeons and Dragons, you surely appreciate the value of a well-developed campaign. To players, a good campaign is an exercise in problem-solving, teamwork and old-fashioned roleplaying. Be a bard who sows chaos, a paladin who rushes … Continue reading

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Still life: tree

It’s a thing in Haiti to plant a tree for each child born. It’s a big deal; from what I am told, families have been known to sell their houses and the land they sit on, but retain rights to … Continue reading

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Still life: manhole

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Still life: milk

            I’d pay $3, $4, maybe more to buy a glass that size, and it wouldn’t come with milk.

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Still life: rear view

        Never as clear a view, nor as plain to see, What lies ahead. Yet it consumes us so.

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Still life: spectacles

        Eyeglasses do not belong on the young. They serve old eyes tired by much reading. They let the wisdom of the well-aged Shine through their lenses.

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Still life: popcorn

              Popcorn unites the family around a movie, Brings them together at the table. Popcorn celebrates life lived together. It never feels like self-pity.

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Recalling my year in New Zealand with AFS

Starting in January 1987 and all the way through that year, I had the incomparably good fortune to live in New Zealand as an exchange student through AFS. Founded by workers with the Ambulance Field Service appalled by the carnage … Continue reading

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Finding the best approach to math with Common Core

Daughter is learning Common Core math. Common Core, despite the brouhaha a few years ago, simply involves teaching multiple ways to solve the same problem. This is because there are many ways to solve the same problem, and some make … Continue reading

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