I Am Filled With Love and It Will Carry Me Far

(I wrote this on Thursday, May 26, 2016.) I had a crazy Wednesday. On my way to Madison, Wisconsin, I had a layover in Chicago. The weather delayed us landing. And weather delayed us being able to deboard the plane. And weather delayed my connecting flight. Then it canceled my connecting flight. So I got…

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Tabletop Gaming Has a Sexual Assault Problem

April is sexual assault awareness month. • Touching another person in a sexual manner or sexual part of their body without their permission is sexual assault or sexual battery. Making unwanted sexual comments about someone is sexual harassment. • Don’t tolerate this behavior in a game store, comic book store, convention, or at your gaming…

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Legal Discrimination in Indiana

#whereAmIAllowedToEat … Imagine if you could be kicked out of a restaurant because the owner had a religious objection to you. Not because you’re Jewish, or Muslim, or black, or a woman, but because you’re gay. The Indiana legislature passed a bill called the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which (if signed by the governor, who…

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Rest in Peace, Mike McArtor

I just heard the news that Mike McArtor (@MKMedits on Twitter), formerly of Paizo Publishing and editor at dailymtg.com for Wizards of the Coast, was in a car accident on March 23rd and has died. Mike and I have a long history. When I was the online coordinator at TSR from ’95-’97, I initially had a team…

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My Damn Decision

I’ve been focusing on gaming so much these past few months that I haven’t been posting about social issues on my blog. It’s time to make up for that. Given that America (and the world) continues to have a lack of understanding about sexual consent and respect for women’s bodies, I’m reblogging this haiku poem called…