Tabletop Day 2016 – Playing and Painting

We wandered over to Emerald City Comics this Saturday to join them in the Tabletop Day 2016 festivities, and it was a great deal of fun for the whole family. In all, we played two games at Emerald City, and also took time for each of us to paint a miniature at their paint-and-take table, which had various Warhammer Fantasy and 40k miniatures and plenty of brushes, water and Citidel paint for anyone to use. Afterward, we wandered home and got in one more game before the day was done.

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ARC! It’s Chris Pourteau

So it turns out I am one of the chosen few. I’m not entirely sure what the rules are, but Chris Pourteau is very cool, so I’m fine with that. Also, I’m good at playing dumb and feigning ignorance. Sometimes I don’t feign. Honestly, though, I’m pretty sure that anything I am about to say […]

Hey Jay! Where Ya Been?

It would be really cool if I could say that I’ve been busy winning that NaNoWriMo thing, and that I’ve got this sweet novel together that I will be tossing up on Amazon at a dirt cheap price for all to read, but in all reality I knew before November hit that this wouldn’t be […]

A Story I Probaby Won’t Write

Every once in awhile I get an idea in my head and I just have to write it out. I’m not a novelist, and I really don’t expect that to change for a variety of reasons. With that said, what you will find below is the start of a story – perhaps a novel – […]

Winning the Blind Box Game

My family has fallen into a bit of a trap in the guise of toys that are sold in a method known as blind box or mystery mini. We find it excruciatingly difficult to pass up the opportunity to buy one or more of these cubes of chance that some toy distributors, particularly Funko, have […]

United Indies

There’s an author out there by the name of Hugh Howey who has managed to blast his way to celebrity status, and I am a big fan of his for several reasons. Far from the least of these reasons is that I rather enjoy much of what I have read that he has written. His […]

Priorities for Jay Drake

It’s been said that a man cannot serve two masters, and while I don’t necessarily think this is absolutely true there is certainly a limit to the number of things that any one person can really commit to over a given period of time. It is this reality that has kept me from committing time […]

Angel Story Synopsis – NaNoWriMo 2012

I said I would post this tonight, and so here it is. I hope you enjoy my first draft synopsis of Angel Story. Really looking forward starting on my writing for this novel tomorrow and really putting in some time this weekend at our local chapter NaNoWriMo camp out. I actually have a very strong […]

Angel Story – NaNoWriMo 2012

I seem to be collecting a number of titles in past years that have included CTO, Web Developer, Father, Husband and Certified Personal Trainer. I could probably add Writer to that list already between posts on various blogs as well as articles scattered about and some amount of copy writing for business use. I seem […]

Best Budget DSLR Camera – Not a Refurbished DSLR

With Christmas just around the corner, finding the best budget DSLR camera, or perhaps the best digital SLR for the money, might not even be something you considered doing. If you are like me, you might be thinking that there is no such thing as a budget DSLR. I remember my first look at DSLR […]