Archives: December 2009

Fifteen years later

Today (Wednesday) was yet another pleasant vacation day, and I spent it doing something that I’d put off for no less than fifteen years – finishing Final Fantasy 6 for the SNES. I played the game first when it came out in 1994, but stopped close to the very end. I took it up twice

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Agreeable

It’s Xmas eve, and so far I am finding the holidays agreeable. H and I have returned to the Memphis area for a spell, and it has been enjoyable to sit around and do nothing more important than play through 20 years or so of Europa Universalis 3 in a sitting, eat too much, and

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Free

My last revision of the semester is away in the mail. I’m free! Free at last… to finish my final exams and grading. Ugh.

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Tiger

This is the best analysis of the Tiger Woods drama that I’ve seen, although ‘sexular’ is a new word for me.

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The semester slides home

Aside from drawing up two final exams for next week and grading them, the semester is over. I still have one article revision that has taken its sweet time getting out the door – Monday is the last day I will let it hang around – but the holidays are nearly here.

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gaming notes

I finished off Dragon Age: Origins a few days ago. Now that I am officially a working stiff, it took me a fair amount of time.  I briefly explored the alternate endings, but I think the one I got the first time is the one that I like the best. This leaves me without any

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A nice try, though

I have been thinking about it over the last week, and Obama’s speech on Afghanistan (it’s been a while since we had a President that gives actual speeches) moved my position on the war a little. But not much. I could feel its words tugging on me, trying to reframe the situation. And I’m sure

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