Category: Personal

Friday Night Opinions

I realize that it’s been almost 2 weeks since I’ve done a post, and really it has been at least 2 weeks since I’ve written one (the April 5 post was probably typed out on April 2). I know I’ve been really affected by… Continue Reading “Friday Night Opinions”

Post-COVID Gaming

It has definitely been a long year. As mentioned in my 4-year anniversary post on Monday, this year has been especially hard for me, personally but also as a gamer (this is not to diminish how hard it’s been to so many people, especially… Continue Reading “Post-COVID Gaming”

Stories from Boardgame Cons

This last weekend was the virtual edition of OrcaCon. Since I was spending the weekend doing things with my wife, I didn’t take part, but seeing the tweets and Discord messages from them just brought it all to mind. If it wasn’t for this… Continue Reading “Stories from Boardgame Cons”

Blog in Review – 2020

Welcome to 2021! 2020 was a very hard year, not just as a boardgamer but as a person in general. The arrival of COVID-19 and extreme measures taken to counteract it have really taken a toll on me and Dude Take Your Turn in… Continue Reading “Blog in Review – 2020”

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra – Online & Available

(Edit: they’ve released more of their schedule! See it (and probably the same page when there are more updates) here!) Last year, we decided that we wanted to get a little more culture in our lives. We had heard good things about the Vancouver… Continue Reading “Vancouver Symphony Orchestra – Online & Available”

Dice Tower West – Positives & Negatives

(Edit 9/24/21) – Apparently they have changed hotels for the 2022 Dice Tower West convention, so almost all the negatives mentioned below may be gone! I’m not familiar with the Rio, so can’t comment on it. Check out the Dice Tower West web site… Continue Reading “Dice Tower West – Positives & Negatives”

Blog in Review – 2019

I normally don’t do this, but a number of my blogging buddies are doing a look back at their blog and seeing how things went for them in 2019. While I haven’t done this in the past, it is an interesting academic exercise as… Continue Reading “Blog in Review – 2019”

The Calming Effect of Onirim

It’s been almost a year since Dad passed away (December 22) and one thing I remember vividly about the blurry four days between finding out about it and December 27 when I had to do a bunch of stuff to get ready for the… Continue Reading “The Calming Effect of Onirim”

Birthday Post – 4 Games I’m Looking Forward To

It’s my birthday! Yes, I’m turning the big 49 today, and in celebration, I’m going to tell you the 49 games I’m really anticipating over the next few months. Ok, no. I’m not that much of a masochist. Instead, the number 4 is part… Continue Reading “Birthday Post – 4 Games I’m Looking Forward To”

Gaming With Dad

Yesterday was the first Father’s Day since my father passed back in December. For the most part, it was just another day and it didn’t hit me that hard. To be honest, I’d almost forgotten about it. There was just one comment at our… Continue Reading “Gaming With Dad”