I Must Not Fear

“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it is gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there … Read more

I’m Going To Be a Dad

I’m going to be a dad.


Other declaratives of a more expletive nature come to mind, but I try and keep Nuketown somewhat PG-13.

And besides, I need to watch my language. I’m going to be a dad.


I still can’t get over it. I’m writing this two days after it was official. My wife and I had our suspicions – there are certain signs and portents (such as a late period, breast soreness, visiting our friends who have a baby and finding the name “Jacob” carved into a bench when we stopped to change her) – but we didn’t know until Sunday (7/21).

Save the Children! Ban Video Games!

Nothing makes me more nauseous than cries for government intervention in order to “Save the Children”. The latest effort to promote an ever-more paternalistic government comes from California Democrat Joe Baca, who’s introduced legislation making it a crime to sell graphically violent or sexually explicit video games to kids without parental consent (as reported in … Read more

The Greying of the Game

It’s a conversation I’ve heard repeated around the net and in gaming stores: gamers are getting old. Oh we’re not quite ready to be put on oxygen with 24-hour nurses, but our demographics are shifting ever-upward. Instead of being 12-year-old geeks who worried about getting their books dumped or what that cute girl down the … Read more