Memorial Day 2020

Many hearts have fallen silent in defense of this nation, and, indirectly, in defense of my family. While the emptiness of that silence can never truly be filled, I can begin to honor the lost breath of those heroes by humbly expressing my thanks, a sentiment I should express far more often.


I shared before that quarantine has introduced me to games. Most of the games I play are either fantasy or sci-fi themed; however, I recently discovered a wonderful game that all will enjoy, Ecologies.

Ecologies is a race to build healthy food webs, from biome to scavenger. It easy to learn, educational, and the artwork is fantastic, vintage Victorian.

Your family will love playing, but there is also a solo mode of play.

Ecologies is available on Etsy.

And, no, this is not a paid advertisement. I just enjoy sharing stuff that makes me happy.

Old Fence

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Old Fence

Unseen, in the shadow
tucked between the tall picket
and the bramble tangled

with thorns and berries,
perhaps a beast,
a gnome napping

or a goblin crouched,
a trap to nab
the sparrow that weaves

between the twisted thistle
or just a stone,
waiting to crack its mouth,

and, after an age, sing.
I’d look and see,
but sight would slay them all.