The Woman That Stole My Heart

I have never created anything from scratch.  The one play I wrote was a modern adaptation of medieval classic.  But then I started playing D&D again about 2 years ago.  And SHE came into my life. Last July I joined a newly forming #Critters online game.  It would be a home-brew campaign, so I could…

The Week That Made Me Sing- The Playlist

So the last 7 days has had such a lasting effect on me (and really we’re not done yet, just maybe out of the thick of it) . One that is going to be hard to put into words, and I will spend several posts doing so.   Today though, I’m putting it in song(s)….

Who’s That?? Where did she come from??

Well, Hello.  Are you still here?  I know I haven’t been.  I think like much of the rational thinking adults in America, I’ve been in a malaise since January.  How did we let this happen and what can we do now that it’s happening?  But this isn’t about that… this is about where I’ve been…

Mental State

Hello Old Friend. It’s been a while since we’ve seen each other.  A lot has happened. Let’s be honest, I was in no state to talk.  Like much of the rational thought citizens of our fair nation (and world) I’ve been at a loss of words.  We’ve all been in a mental state. Some have…

ACA Rough Draft

The Affordable Care Act saved my life, TWICE.  There are many stories out there that our representatives need to hear. PLEASE tell yours this week!  Below is a rough draft of a letter I am sending to mine. Dear Senator Toomey, Senator Casey & Representative Smucker, I am a Pennsylvania voter and small business owner…

The Kids Are Going to Be Alright…

This is one of those “random thoughts Sam vomits out at 5am” type of posts. A lot of things have been swirling around in my head since my ill-fated birthday party (sorry, again, America… I promise to never again acknowledge the day of my birth!).  One is that I DO have hope.  Not necessarily for…

10 Things To Make 2017 Laugh at How Ridiculous 2016 Was.

So we can all agree, no matter what side of the proverbial aisle we stomp down, 2016 was a pile of …. well,  you know!  No need to make resolutions when these 10 simple things can make not only your 2017 better, but everyone’s a little brighter.  And let’s face it we all want 2017…

RESOLUTIONS- The One Where I Use the “F” Word, Alot

So I found this Tumblr post from a year ago about not making resolutions for 2016, and I think it still holds true… and I did make it through 2016 feeling the same way.  Here it is with some current thoughts In the past I’d make a resolution…usually relating to losing weight or some superficial…

Best of 2016- Games edition

I’ll start this by saying I didn’t get to play nearly as many new games as I wanted; and I didn’t play many of the ones that folks are raving about on the rest of the interwebs.  But of the ones I did play, here are my top NEW 2016 games (in no real order)…

End of Year Game Bonanza

Just this week a SLEW (technical term for “oh my gosh those are huge boxes of games”) of new hot games arrived into warehouses and shops… our to be included.  While I don’t have time to play any of these right now, all of these are on top of my “play these first in 2017”…

This is….Me??

This Fall on ye old network TV there are two shows that not only star plus size actresses, but also center around their plus sizedness.  One is all the rage and getting tons of kudos. The other is a typical family sit-com which won’t last past this season.  As a “plus size” I have some…

Stuff Those Stockings

So you don’t want to spend $60 on a complicated game your non-gaming family members might not enjoy.  Here are some small…. most small enough to stuff in a stocking… games to get them hooked. For the writer and storyteller- GLOOM.   Gloom is a fun card game in which you get to tell gory…