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2016 roundup

2016 has been a mostly good year in my life, but it’s been a difficult one in our nation and our world. Memes abound anthropomorphizing 2016, and it seems like most people will be glad to see the year end.…

why I make music (and why I practice)

I’ve been making music since I was a small child. It started with singing, then included piano, flute, and double bass, and now I mostly just sing and play piano. Listening to music is a great pleasure, but making music…

Whisky Advent Calendar

I bought the Drinks by the Dram Whisky Advent Calendar this year, and it’s amazing. Each day, I’ll update this post with the one I’ve tasted. Twenty-four drams of deliciousness. Here we go! 1 Dec: The Lost Distilleries Blend Batch…

Harry Potter cosplay at LeakyCon

I went to LeakyCon in October and had a FANTASTIC time. My friend Austin and I celebrated our way through the weekend. I cosplayed each day, some days with multiple costumes. The first day, I was Luna Lovegood, and once…

December gaming edition

I’ve been playing a number of games over the past few months, some new ones and some not-so-new ones. Canalis: We played this game with 4 players a couple times over the weekend. It’s part of the Tempest universe (which…