Creating fantasy worlds

I remember the first time I ever played Dungeons and Dragons. I was 11 years old. It was a sort of summer school where the kids get to choose their own electives. I chose vocals and board games. Why? I had no idea. For the vocals, I was the only…

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If you wait too long to get started…

Mom and I used to butt heads. Looking back, I realize that it's because we're pretty much the same person. Except, she didn't live to see me shine. She played Chopin and Beethoven on the piano. I played ABBA and Journey. She spoke five languages fluently. I speak one and…

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Why I love cruises

I talked to one of my besties last night. He and his wife just got back from being on the road. They got to see Mount Rushmore, something we haven't seen yet. On our list. We started talking about vacations. He's not the cruise type. He thinks they'd be boring.…

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I’ve done a 180 on running

I've talked about the benefits of sunlight many times. So I'd often tell the Mrs that I'm going for a walk, just to get some sun. Then, a real nice ass with a ponytail will fly by. And I'd suddenly get the inspiration to run. I'll come back covered in…

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By no means perfect

I'm by no means perfect. Heck, artist should already be a red flag. Sane artist is an oxymoron. We're all a bit nuts. Just some more than others. Last night, I killed half a bottle of whiskey. It's fantastic whiskey, Nikka coffee grain whisky, one of my favorites and quite…

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How I lost 20 pounds

Before I write the article, I want to make a few things clear. One - this is NOT going to turn into a health blog. I've turned it into a freestyle blog where I can write about anything I want. This time, I'm writing about something personal. This is the…

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3 Other Things I love

Some folks base their identities off of what they hate. For instance, I see a lot of people on social media base their identity off of hating a certain politician or a sports team. I genuinely feel sorry for people like that. Their lives are so meaningless that instead of…

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Looking forward to 2021

You know the difference between successful people and unsuccessful people? Successful people have long-term goals. Unsuccessful people don't. "But what about Jim? He's going great and is totally random." Congratulations guy. You found the exception to the rule. I'm speaking generally. You're always going to find that one guy who…

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Inventory of skill sets

I started journaling earlier this year. I used to do it. Then just stopped for years. I don't know why I stopped, and am really bummed I did. I used to write everything in the journals. Super personal stuff. What I was feeling at the time. I could go back…

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My top ten artists in order

Yes, I wrote my artistic influences last month. But I decided to put some order to it. And note, these are my personal influences. Not necessarily who I think are the absolute best artists in the world. For example, Judas Priest is my favorite band. Do they write the best…

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