Although it’s maybe not the best thing for my health, I still Continue reading
Private Eye magazine’s in house joke name for the ‘illustrious’ Guardian newspaper – the home of the core left wing press in Britain – is “The Grauniad”. Why? Continue reading
Abraham hosted this session which was, for me, a welcome diversion from packing up my games. (Aside: why do bloody games companies use so many different sizes of box?) As a pleasant surprise, Continue reading
I received this explanation of the week’s rioting in Britain (or, should that be “England”?) from Brian Stern:
I think the phrase “window of opportunity” has been misintepreted by some in England.
To put it another way: it was window shopping, but not as we know it, Jim!
If you want a more serious discussion on the topic, I recommend this thoughtful piece. I’m not saying I agree with the post, but I found it and the accompanying comments worth reading.
Britons chat about the weather, sports, business, and politics. Israelis talk about these too, but another frequent topic of conversation is Continue reading
With thanks to Ephraim Borowski for spotting this, another picture in the “you couldn’t make it up” series. Continue reading
It was an experimental session for me, as I have never been able to spend the time with my camera and manual that I should have. So, I know I need to improve my technique. It’s on the to do list. (I also now know that if I want to take pictures at night, I really need to be familiar with where the camera controls are, or bring a torch. I think I’ll bring a torch next time…)
You can click here to see some of the pictures. All pictures are as taken; no PhotoShop or other tweaks or adjustment.
When the girls were young, we had one particular babysitter who gave an extra degree of assurance to us parents. She was young, smart, hard-working and responsible. She looked after the girls well, and they seemed to like her. What else could we ask for? What else could we expect? Continue reading
Abraham and I sat down to play a game of Commands and Colors Ancients, the Richard Borg designed wargame – with the emphasis on ‘game’ – produced with loving care by GMT Games. First, we set up the scenario: Continue reading