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Skunky cologne company Old Spice makes D&D 3.5 character class – no, really!

Old Spice has created a D&D 3.5 character class. I read about it in a news story, which seemed surprised that Old Spice should do such a thing.

As I watch my beard turn white, though, I often find myself thinking, “I bet tabletop games could do well in retirement communities.” The people who started playing D&D in the late 70s and early 80s are nearing retirement age. Almost every gamer has fond memories of all-night sessions, but most players stopped playing as adult commitments – family, a career – filled their time.

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Weight Loss Monday, Part 7

The best news is that when taking my blood pressure and pulse, my BP was 106/72 and my resting pulse was 62.  Not only am I losing weight, my cardio fitness is great!  It’s weird to me that I don’t have the body of an athlete (albeit a weekend warrior), but the abilities of one.

Last week, I rode 118.3 miles and lifted twice for a recorded time of 120 minutes, which burned 13,235 calories according to Map My Ride. I lost 2.6 pounds, which is 1 pound for every 5,090 calories.

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First post, new project

Starting a blog feels weird.  I know I should have one, as an indie writer, but how to start?  Like with all writing, I decided to start by starting, even though the odds of anyone reading this are low.

I am starting the research for a new project, whose working title is Atlas Stumbled.  It is a satirical, unauthorized sequel to Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged.  In the process of doing research, I often find much to discuss (or about which to rant), so that’ll be good feeder material for the blog!