Read Lately, or Last Year (January 2016-August 2017)

It’s been a while since I said much about the non-RPG-related books I’ve read lately—and in fact I missed doing a roundup of the best books I read last year. What can I say, having a newly-minted one-year-old around was pretty time-consuming. But he’s in the day care system now, so not only am I […]

Tales of Malawi, 1950-1975

Last year, my wife conspired with my sister Marie to acquire for me a reprint of a book my sister had printed up chronicling some of the stories my dad had told Marie and her husband Troy as they’d prepared for a trip to Malawi and South Africa many years ago. It took some work […]

Mary Ambree and Female Warriors

Over the years, I’ve seen a lot of writers of fantasy talk about historical female warriors—the historicity of women marching into battle alongside men—and there’s obviously value in looking at history, because there are plenty of dumbasses out there who will be quick to say something stupid like, “But women didn’t march into battle! That’s dumb!” There will […]