Author Archives: A Sad Sailor Scout

How We Treat Each Other Is Important

I had the great good fortune to participate in a podcast about the link between video games and gun violence last weekend, and while I wasn’t terribly cogent when speaking, the discussion got me thinking about some stuff, so I … Continue reading

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I (don’t) want to play: Anxiety and Online Gaming

I love me some video games. And while it’s nice to just slip into a trance and play through an amazing story for hours on end, ignoring the rest of the outside world, it’s also fun to spend time with … Continue reading

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When you are introduced as “Goddess of Sin,” people tend to have expectations. They think sinuous or voluptuous. They think hedonist and erotic. These are not sins. The Goddess of Sin borrows your car, and returns it with the gas … Continue reading

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Parenting (from a non-parent)

A friend of mine is having a baby. (Well, a couple of them are, but this is about one in particular). Emotions appropriate to this development include happiness, excitement… but mostly I feel apprehensive. I parted ways with this person … Continue reading

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Werk werk werk (werk werk werk)

Sorry, Rihanna. My first Monday back at work – it was less trouble to get going than I anticipated, which was a blessing. Hopefully tomorrow morning continues the trend. When I got there things were a bit crazy – one … Continue reading

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Please stop

Got in some more Dark Souls; got past the Crystal Sage and well into the Cathedral area (I think I’m near the boss). Still having a lot of fun with the game – it treads the line between challenging and … Continue reading

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Closer/Further

I have a friend I don’t spend enough time with. Well, that’s probably true of all my friends, but in this case my friend is going to be leaving the state for a few years, and I’m left kicking myself … Continue reading

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