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Knowledge & Power

A few weeks ago, someone on twitter asked me what the last book I read was.

After thinking about it, I was embarrassed to admit I didn’t remember. Not because my memory is utter shite (it is), but because I hadn’t read a full book in an awfully long time.

That surprised the hell out of me, considering how much I read on a daily basis. But when I stopped to consider, it dawned on me that all I’ve been reading lately is Time, The Atlantic, Newsweek, Wired, Fast Company, The Economist and a smattering of other publications.

When did I stop reading books? How could this have happened?

I’ve always been of the mindset that you need to read three times as much as you write, and yet here I was, admitting that I stopped reading.

For the first time in my life, I had to make the conscious decision to start reading again, and proud to say, that after a couple of weeks, I’m back on the wagon. Off the wagon? …Near the wagon.

Considering my interest in politics and news, I began with MSNBC’s Katy Tur’s book about her time on the campaign trail with Trump, and now I’m reading Clinton’s ‘What Happened’, which I’m enjoying far more than I thought.

All this goes to say, my brain mouth is digesting words as fast as I can get them, so I’m looking for recommendations of what I should read. Keep in mind, I’m a big fan of differing viewpoints, despite where I personally stand politically.

Hop in the comments and let me know, won’t you?

-Because I Can.

Quote of the Day

“There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.”
-Ray Bradbury

 

Fan Expo Toronto

While I’ve been home for almost two days now, it’s way past time for me to hit the road once again.

This weekend, Lar, Stone, Shayna and I will be at Fan Expo in Toronto. We’ve got a little bit of a different setup this year, that the graphic below will helpfully explain. Suffice it to say, we’re right by/in Artist Alley this year, so things out to be interesting.

Come see us, won’t you?

Don’t leave me alone with the old man. He gets handsy.

-Because I can.

GenCon; Booth #2129

Oh man, oh man, it is almost that time of year again.

In a few short hours, at the crack ass of stupid, I will be boarding a plane to Philadelphia and then another, smaller, less agile plane to Indianapolis for GenCon.

Lar, Randy, Moss, Will, Shayna, Greg, Krystal, Costello, Tom and myself will be at Booth #2129 for the best 4 days of gaming.

At our booth, not only can you buy a myriad of things (new things!), but we’ve also made an exclusive Jumpmaster Julie card to be used in the LICD Card game, that can be yours if you know the magic word.

If you’re at the show, you have no excuse not to come pay us a visit. And if you don’t, I’ll know.

I always know.

-Because I Can.

Quote of the Day

“Science is magic that works.”
-Kurt Vonnegut