101 Uses for Shape Reality (Planeshaper 30)






When WotC shut down their forums (for very shaky reasons, in my opinion) I perused to see which posts I found interesting and wanted to keep for 4E D&D. I’ll keep backups of the ones I liked here 🙂 This is the first one 🙂 [This list is edited to I only see the ones […]








Worship Committee Email – Backup Post






In case I don’t have your/your parents email address, or the email got lost in transit, here’s the text of the email I sent out yesterday: Worship Committee – Happy End of Summer! 🙂 I’m looking forward to seeing y’all soon! Here are two items for next week: Service Opportunity Friday, August 14 (during the […]








Gluten & Dairy Free Products






My wife is very gluten sensitive and allergic to dairy as well (no peanuts either), so we’ve spent a few years looking for food she can eat that tastes good and won’t affect her health. Here are some of the items we’re using (all of them gluten & dairy free, most of them free of […]








Magic: The Gathering Summer School Handout






Why play Magic: The Gathering? Helps social skills / community aspect Brushes up basic math skills Improves reading & comprehension / vocabulary skills Good sportsmanship Resource management   For Brand new players Basic decks (mostly creatures and basic land) Mono colored Explain Card Types Lands Creatures Enchantments Sorceries & instants Artifacts Basics of combat Key […]








RIP Robin Williams






Movies are a form of digital storytelling. As such, they have the capacity to move us, to form us, and to challenge us. The people who create these works of art, from the actors to the producers to the musicians – they all play a part, and in a certain sense they all take responsibility […]








Textual Therapy






I haven’t spent too much time writing just for the sake of writing, and I miss it. I tend to think a bit better when I have a keyboard under my fingers and text coming to life before my eyes. My last three entries were in February of this year, and they were just poems and […]








#Blizzard






have you ever wondered why a blizzard never falls when turned upside down? first of all let’s talk about the psychological ramifications which will surely lead us to the physiological implications of course we can’t leave out theological aspirations and only a total fool would forget the philosophical interpretations which is not to say that […]








Mission Expunged

my desk sits there . . . chair and lamp are ready Paper, pen, books lifeless as of yet but ready to do as I command them as I bend them to my will to study and pass and gain knowledge but something is amiss . . . pen and paper, of their own volition […]

Unsystematic Echoes






The meaning of life is to see. – Hui Neng, 7th Century If we take eternity to mean not infinite temporal duration, but timelessness, eternal life is theirs who live in the present. – Wittgenstein It is not because of impermanence that we suffer, but because of our ideas of permanence. – Thich Nhat Hanh […]








Eucharist






A deep reverence for the abiding and sacramental presence of the risen Jesus in the Eucharistic bread is a sacred and wonderful trust. The same should be said for that same presence in the mind-body-soul-spirit matrix of each and every person in existence.