Everyone seems to know the name “Dungeons and Dragons” and picture something in mind at its mention, but few people seem to know what the game actually is. “Math geeks dress up to play a Medieval board game that makes them forget about how crappy their lives are” is usually what I hear.
Well, just as Luke Skywalker said: “Impressive…every word in that sentence was wrong.” … More What is Dungeons and Dragons?
What I Liked…. This is the hardest category for me when it comes to Shakespeare. … More Othello by William Shakespeare (1603)
Originally published 1/21/2017. Lead Image Credit: Unsplash via Pexels. You are awesome, and you are awful This year, I was surprised to meet many adults who weren’t setting New Year’s resolutions. They all had various reasons for doing so, but the most common reason, by far, was “no one ever keeps it.” If you … More An Open Letter to New Year’s Resolutions
“The most important thing is that you know what’s important.”
–Anonymous … More November Newsletter
In school, you learn one field at a time (bio, chem, etc.), but you need every field for true understanding. So let’s answer one question with EVERY field: why are men often colorblind?
Part I explores the biology of red-green colorblindness. … More Why are men the colorblind ones? (Vertical Integration Part 1: Biology)
Yoda was wrong when he said “Do or do not, there is no try.” In reality, there is a gradient of success, not simply “succeed” or “fail.” … More The Nuances of Following Your Dreams
Sometimes, taking a break is the hardest thing you’ll ever accomplish. … More Time Management Strategies for When You’re Out of Ideas
Any reasonable person would realize that most parents would not be ok with their kids fighting dragons. Even worse: your protagonist needs to have a full arc, but here the parents are ruining that by simply telling the protagonist what to do. How boring! … More How to Get Rid of Parents in a Fantasy Novel
Youth leaders (generally volunteers in high school or college) travel to a Latin American country, where they will spend 4-8 weeks living in a rural community. Volunteer groups live with a host family, manage daily “camps” (a true Amigo says campamentos) with community youth, and facilitate a project made by and for the entire community. Amigos offers leadership/adulthood skills, Spanish immersion, cultural immersion, and much, much more. … More Sneak Peek at Only in Amigos #2