David Leonhardt of The New York Times breaks it down. Just the facts. 40 sentences. This is where we’re at.
This quote from Madeline Miller’s book Circe really hit me.
Two children he had had and he had not seen either clearly. But perhaps no parent can truly see their child. When we look we see only the mirror of our own faults.— Circe, Madeline Miller
Yesterday was the first time I was out at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, NJ, for a concert (or for anything, really). Months ago, I picked up some tickets for the Beck, Cage the Elephant and Spoon Night Running Tour. It’s always a risky move to plan an outdoor event in the thick of summer. You know it’s either going to be super hot. Or super wet. In this case, it was both.Continue reading “Spoon & Beck & Cage the Elephant & the RAIN”
I sure do love me a deal, when I can find it, and there wasn’t a better thing going than the Cash App Coffee Boost. Note the past tense.Continue reading “RIP: Cash App Coffee Boost”
In that moment of profound clarity, I realized there were only two options. I could allow things to go on as they always had or I could burn the house to ground, with her in it. The choice was obvious.Continue reading “The Collection”
In receiving review offers for The Gadgeteer, one type of item that comes up almost every week (or more) are truly wireless stereo earbuds. Everyone’s got their own little spin on the same tune. And sometimes, they’re not even out of prototyping, like these Reecho earbuds that I got to test, and rip into in my review.
You can see from the picture that the initial product image compared to what was actually shipped (after months of delays) is grossly different. It’s something that really makes me thing twice about backing anything on Kickstarter or Indiegogo.
Aaaaand Epstein offs himself. After being removed from suicide watch just days ago. After previous self harm before that. Can’t we just get one win? Just one?! Lot of rich pedos breathing a big ol’ sigh of relief right about now.
Unless. You know. He’s a billionaire. And all he had to do was punch himself in the face a few times, “suicide” a week later, get shipped to the hospital in a private ambulance and get wheeled out of the morgue to a secret new life in South Asia or some shit.
I don’t know. I’m not the tin-hat type but this is amazingly convenient.
Money can do a lot. Never see that guy again and everyone gets away with everything.
I have a decently long commute, and am able to work with headphones in most of the day, so most of my media consumption is podcasts and music. Here’s what I’ve been putting in my ears lately…Continue reading “Current Podcast Diet: August 2019”
I’ve been using D&D Beyond to track my 5th edition characters for the last several sessions, rather than the old school paper and pencil character sheets, and it’s thoroughly good.
In fact, I’ve used that website for character creation for the last two randomly rolled characters… my late human druid and my current tiefling cleric, Velza. It keeps track of everything and saves a lot of time in looking up spell details, rolling bonuses and if it’s one or two d8’s needed for Sacred Flame at 5th level. There’s a shot of my current character sheet below.
Yes, I currently have 1HP. Got absolutely flattened by a froghemoth and was stabilized by a party member.
We just need to play more often! It’s been a couple months, now, and I’m really itching to sit down to a small role playing marathon.
Ahhh, just saw the news that Tool is putting their entire catalog on Apple Music. That’s awesome. I haven’t listened to them in ages because my CDs are who knows where, up in the attic or something, and up until now they haven’t made their way onto any streaming platform. This is great.
I used to listen to Tool in the middle of the night, staying up late to work on art projects in college. That takes me back, man.