Monthly Archives: January 2016

Dungeons and Dragons – Part 2 – The Evil in the Forest

We finally managed to get everything set up for another D&D session. Big piece of paper for mapping. Lots of dice for rolling. Painted miniatures for representing the characters, pencils to record hit points and erasers to erase wounds. As … Continue reading

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Top 10 Things Learned From the Tournament

There’s always something to be learned from every situation and I’m a life-long learner, which means I usually screw up constantly. Here are the top 10 things I learned from the hockey tournament… There is a sliding scale of when … Continue reading

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Tournament Trials – The Loss – Part 7

So, after 5 games, the boys had won four and lost one. The last one. And we were in serious danger of missing the ferry. Worse, we still had a ceremony to get through. The boys lined up on the … Continue reading

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Tournament Trials – Playoffs – Part 6

After 3 games, the boys should have been near catatonic exhaustion. I know I was. But no, they were full of excited energy. Hell, they’d just won 3 games in a row and were going to the finals. Top 4 … Continue reading

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Tournament Trials – The Games – Part 5

Normally, getting the Youngest out of bed is like prying a clam out of its shell, but not on this day, the day of the tournament. I won’t say he leapt out of bed, cuz, you know, that would be … Continue reading

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Tournament Trials – The War is Lost – Part 4

At some point in WW2, the Germans knew the gig was up. They knew they’d lost. The smart ones knew after Stalingrad. Others waited until Berlin was a smoking ruin. I kind of suspect I was in the Berlin camp … Continue reading

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Tournament Trials – Pools and Parties – pt 3

Imagine if you condensed the sound of screaming monkeys in a hothouse jungle and put that in a can, then, when you were sick with a cold, exhausted from a traumatic ferry ride, and pretty much ready for bed, you … Continue reading

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