Fiesta Time!

What a busy week!  It’s Balloon Fiesta here in Albuquerque, as I said in my last post. And my folks have been visiting, which has been very nice as well.  I’ve been playing tour guide most of the week, and we will try to go to another “mass ascension” tomorrow.  Hopefully I will get some pics up sometime this weekend.  I’ve already taken well over 100 photos just from yesterday’s “Special Shapes Rodeo/Ascension.” In gaming, we’re (my guild-mates and I) still playing Dark Age of Camelot, but we’ve switched over … Continue reading

Camelot! Camelot! (it’s only an MMO..)

Well, we’re back in Camelot.  There’s a lot of talk in our guild about Hellgate London though, so we’re probably only good until Halloween. So I re-upped my two accounts in DAoC and am messing around with my lvl-40+ Scout/Heretic duo and a couple Thidranki level toons as well – a Mercenary and a Minstrel.  “Back in the day,” I had a level 50 minstrel, so he’s pretty familiar to play. I’ve played quite a few toons to 50 in Albion, one of these days I’m really going to have to investigate … Continue reading

Bagpipe Metal

Maybe it’s not “metal,” but it is Rock for sure. The band is “In Extremo” and I’ve been listening to them for a couple years or so.  How I “found” them is a rather long story – and since those seem to be some of my best ‘blogs so far, here goes… My indoctrination to German Metal was many years ago, at work, during “stretching.” Yes, you know, at big corporate jobs they do lots of warm fuzzy things to make the employees “feel better,” so at Intel we did “stretching” as … Continue reading

Why “Lemegeton”

Maybe that’s best answered as a “what” question. Lemegeton is an old 17th century grimoire also known as a “The Lesser Key of Solomon.” I first became acquainted with this book back in the late 1980’s when I was still floundering about with New Agey stuff. I remember someone from one of the BBS’es I subscribed to getting very excited when he received his copies of the Lesser and Greater Keys of Solomon – he couldn’t wait to go evoke some spirits.  Now you have to remember, back then these books had been … Continue reading

Reading to “Save the World”

I’ve been thinking about this subject for the past few days. Originally I was going to write about “The Top 10 Books” one should read if they were interested in “saving the world.”  But I many times found that my list was far too large.  Perhaps it would be easier to mention a “Top Ten” list of authors?  But some of the authors I would be recommending were ones where I only had experience with just a single one of their works – so I couldn’t in good conscience recommend … Continue reading