An Intro to Board Gaming

My biggest hobby is board gaming, as you can see from my Instagram feed on the left side, though it is often difficult to get new people into them because of a couple of preconceived notions most have about them. The Shut Up & Sit Down crew has made a wonderful video to kind of explain a little bit about the brave new world of board games and why gamers are so taken by them. As my brother will be coming over for a game night this evening, and I was just recently able to get him into the hobby, I thought this post was appropriate.


To the Class of 2014

This is an article by Bret Stephens at The Wall Street Journal. I am not sure if you will be able to access this article, I have checked it several times and sometimes it shows as being behind a paywall, but it is worth a try. This is a commencement address which speaks to the immaturity of the current graduates. It was a follow up to his commencement address to the Class of 2012, though I think the new one is the better of the two. It is a good thing to see people speaking out against this ridiculous culture of coddling we are fostering, but we have a long way to go before the pendulum reaches the apex. I am posting the entire article here just in case the link doesn’t work. Continue reading