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Happy Earth Day! April 22, 2017

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Happy Earth Day, everyone! 🙂

Today is the day when we celebrate Gaia, Mother Nature, and all that goes along with that. While it’s fine to celebrate today and all that, please remember to treat the planet right. It’s the only one we’ve got.

Happy Easter, All! April 14, 2017

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Happy Easter (weekend), everyone!

I would like to wish all my LJ friends, and for that matter all my friends who aren’t on LJ (so aren’t reading this!), a very Happy Easter.

May you all have a really great weekend, eat plenty of food, and indulge in those chocolate Easter bunny eggs! 🙂

Good Friday Morning April 14, 2017

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Woke up this morning, Good Friday, feeling somewhat tired, and somewhat sick. I tossed and turned most of the night, my feet hurting me after yesterday’s Footcare session/appointment. On top of that, I’m coughing again with a bit of chest pain. Not sure whether the warmer weather has contributed to that, or I’m just not over the illness/bug that I seem to have had forever now.

Since today is Easter Friday, I am not obliged to work today. That said, given that I’ve been off for a while due to illness, other than working at home for most of last week, I’ve (wisely) decided to work today, and it’s been a quiet day at the office, as expected, with only a handful of people in the office (including Donna). That said, I will be taking Monday off, and have a long weekend so to speak. In the meantime, I plan to take it easy for the rest of the day after I leave the office, and will be running the Coriolis – The Third Horizon this evening with my Friday gaming group, as per usual on Easter Friday. I may spend a bit of time this afternoon going over some old Atomic Highway gaming stuff; see how I feel when I get home from the office.

Right now, however, I’m going to make myself a cup of good, hot tea.

Happy Passover! April 10, 2017

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Today at sundown, the Jewish holiday of Pesach (Passover, to all my non-Jewish friends) begins.

I would like to wish all my friends here on LJ and elsewhere, both Jewish and non-Jewish, a very Happy Pesach/Passover, and the best wishes at this time of year.

Earth Hour March 25, 2017

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Folks should not forget that today we celebrate Earth Hour.

Tonight’s the night that we switch off the lights between 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm.

Earth Hour is designed to raise awareness of climate change, and was initiated by the World Wildlife Fund in Sydney, Australia in 2007. It is observed by at least 4,000 cities in 88 countries of the world (including the city of Ottawa).

So, remember, turn off the lights for an hour tonight and honour Earth Hour.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! March 17, 2017

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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!!

I would like to wish all my Irish friends, both real and virtual, and those Irish wanna-bes, a very Happy, healthy, and safe St. Paddy’s Day.

Be green today, in one form or another folks! 🙂

The Ides of March March 15, 2017

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‘Tis the Ides of March.

Happy Death Day, Julius Caesar! 🙂

Happy International Women’s Day! March 8, 2017

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Happy International Women’s Day!

(For more information on this day, check out the Wikipedia page as well.)

Now go and tell all your favourite girls (be they friends, lovers, spouses, or whatever) how much you love, adore, and respect them.

So, go on. What are you waiting for? 🙂

And just as an example, and a reason for celebration, I give you:

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Happy GM Day! March 4, 2017

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Happy GM Day to all my fellow GameMasters out there!

I would like to wish all the GameMasters out there a very Happy GM Day!

While most gamers have tried to GM at one time or another, GameMastering is an art form of sorts. A person who plans to GM for a group of players has to have a facility of language, in order to get across to the players and their characters descriptions of what the player characters see, hear, taste, feel, and smell. It also helps with the atmosphere of the game. One has to have a sense of creativity and imagination, to create adventures and plots for the players and their characters. One has to know a bit about all manner of subjects in order to run rpgs, and spend a bit of time in a library (or these days on the internet, though I still prefer the former) researching subjects that one knows nothing about, to give games an element of verisimilitude. When all is said and done, the amount of enjoyment that the players get from a given adventure in an rpg is proportional to the amount of work that the GameMaster put into the adventure being played.

And in the end, GameMastering is a thankless job. Those of us who run games for our players have the patience of Job and a bit of insecurity in our running of games (at least I do), as players rarely thank those who run their games for the time, effort, work, and (hopefully) sheer enjoyment that they get out of their games.

So I would like to thank all the gamers who have GameMastered roleplaying games for me over the years, and to wish each and every GM out there a very Happy GameMaster’s Day.

And to Nick Roberts (wherever you are!), one of the former players in my Friday night gaming group who willingly picked up the GM dice and rulebooks and ran a game from time to time so that I might have the experience of playing in an rpg every so often, *THANK YOU*. And to David Matchuk, who has recently taken up the mantle so that I could get to play, another big shout out. I really do appreciate it.

Happy Family Day February 20, 2017

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Happy Family Day!

Well, at least if you live in Alberta, Ontario, Saskatchewan (and on a different date in British Columbia). 🙂

I don’t really have anything planned this year for Family Day. Just going to take it easy, do a bit of reading (if possible) and maybe watch some DVD stuff.

In the meantime, folks, I hope that everyone has a good Monday. 🙂