One of the big problems with the Democratic Party is that they want to win arguments and not elections. But in the American electoral system, you must first win elections.
I look at the Presidental candidates the Democrats have run and who have lost, and they have something in common – they are policy wonks. They’re the people you bring out when you want to win an argument. They line up facts and figures, they respond to their opponent’s substance and appeal to reason. In my lifetime, they’ve included charisma-free candidates such as Walter Mondale, Michael Dukakis, John Kerry, and Hillary Clinton.
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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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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.
Continue reading Weight Loss Monday, Part 7 →
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!