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THE MASCULINE GEEK AND CLASSICAL MUSIC – Guest Article

This is a guest article by Timothy Keefe: THE MASCULINE GEEK AND CLASSICAL MUSIC: INTRODUCTION In an episode last year, I talked about one of my long-standing “passions” (and I grit my teeth when I use that hackneyed and abused term) for many years: classical music. In the episode, I talked freestyle about why it’s […]

The Fine Art of Being a Dungeon Master – By The Seat of my Pants

A post I wrote for Legends of Tabletop a few years back… It was a cold, late afternoon day in the Autumn of 1983 as I sat in the back of my parents white 1980 Chevy Malibu attempting to contain my rising excitement as my mother and brother and I left the Moorestown BEST catalog […]

THANKS IN OLD AGE – Uncle Walt Whitman

Thanks in old age—thanks ere I go, For health, the midday sun, the impalpable air—for life, mere life, For precious ever-lingering memories, (of you my mother dear —you, father—you, brothers, sisters, friends,) For all my days—not those of peace alone—the days of war the same, For gentle words, caresses, gifts from foreign lands, For shelter, […]

The Junto – Benjamin Franklin’s Intellectual Fight Club.

In the Autumn of 1727 Benjamin Franklin created a club called The Leather Apron Club which was later officially dubbed the Junto. The Leather Apron Club/Junto was a small collection of like-minded men, tradesmen and artisans, that initially met every Friday evening at a local tavern to discuss philosophy, poetry, politics, self-improvement, and network in […]

The Top Five Reasons Why You Need a Wood-Burning Fireplace

It’s August already. The Summer is quickly passing and before you know it Autumn will be upon us. And you know what that means. Time for campfires and fireplaces. I live in an apartment with a wood burning fireplace and I love it. Wood burning fireplace, not gas burning fireplace. This is important. Sorry gas […]