Monthly Archives: December 2017

2017 in notebooks

I mentioned in a recent post how I got addicted to Field Notes this past summer. Here are the books I used in the second half of 2017. Top row are monthly/bimonthly EDC books: June/July: Shenandoah August: Utility September/October: Original … Continue reading

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My EDC, Part 2: Wallet

Thirty years ago, in 7th grade shop class, I made a nice hand-tooled leather bifold wallet with sewn edges. It was totally sweet, and also a total George Costanza back-breaker. The subsequent three decades have been a long war of … Continue reading

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My EDC, Part 1: Notebooks

The first in a series of unavoidably navel-gazey posts on the physical crap I lug around (EDC = Every Day Carry). Read at your peril.  I started carrying a planner back in 2007, when I was an instructor at UC … Continue reading

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The Last Jedi redux: how Rose and Finn succeeded

WARNING: SPOILERS This post follows from the last one, which you may want to read first. At least in these early days, one of the most common gripes about The Last Jedi is that the Rose/Finn subplot ends up being … Continue reading

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Spoileriffic first thoughts on The Last Jedi

WARNING: SPOILERS In the same way that “This will begin to set things right” was the synecdoche line for The Force Awakens, “This is not going to go the way you think” encapsulates The Last Jedi almost too perfectly. I’m … Continue reading

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High attribute bonuses for old-school Star Wars: The RPG

Since the last post I’ve been thinking more about having little in-game bonuses available to characters that have an attribute at 4D or higher. The reasoning being that at that point, they have so many dice invested in that one … Continue reading

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