Author Archives: The Plaid Mentat


I recently finished watching the documentary Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, presented by Neil deGrasse Tyson.  I really enjoyed the series, and found myself coming back to watch it more often than I expected at first.  My opinion is more complex … Continue reading

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In 2017, I picked up Trine, as it was pitched as, “The Lost Vikings, modernized.”  When I was growing up, The Lost Vikings was the quintessential cooperative game for the Sega Genesis, and I played the heck out of it … Continue reading

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The Cost of Bussing to Work

I currently bus to work daily, but I wanted to figure out exactly how much that costs me (in both time and money) as compared to driving.  Luckily, I have driven to work a few times recently, so I pulled … Continue reading

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Gods of Riverworld

At the tail end of 2017, I finished Gods of Riverworld, by Philip Jose Farmer, the last book in the Riverworld series.  This book was quite the departure from the other books of the series both in the setting and … Continue reading

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Mean Girls

I recognized quite some time ago that my movie knowledge is exceptionally spiked – I saw a lot of movies in the early to mid-nineties, but almost nothing post 2000 when I went away to college, and then I had … Continue reading

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Looking Forward into 2018

It’s been another year, so now it’s time to set my resolutions for 2018.  As I think about this a bit, I’ve always been a bit ambitious in my resolutions, and my success rate isn’t great…  …But, I’m going to … Continue reading

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Looking Back at 2017 – Resolutions

As usual, I’m taking the last post of the year to review my resolutions and see how I did.  Here’s the page pulled out of the sidebar: Link

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Looking Back at 2017 – In General

Well, here it is, the last week of 2017, so it’s time to kick off my retrospective of the year.  All things considered, this year was pretty decent to me if a bit on the rough side.  I made some … Continue reading

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Ye Olde Pick of the Day: Do You Hear What I Hear?

Said the night wind to the little lamb, Do you see what I see? Way up in the sky little lamb, Do you see what I see? A star, a star, Dancing in the night, With a tail as big … Continue reading

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D&D Dicemasters

I recently found myself playing Dicemasters again, with the release of the latest Dungeons and Dragons set, Tomb of Annihilation.  My interest in Dicemasters has really only been for the D&D sets – I like the distance from the superheroes … Continue reading

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