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Known as Mortar on the forums I frequent

Monday, 21 August 2017

News of the Home Front

First, the "bad" news, this blog is about to become essentially an archive. No, I am not ceasing to be a blogger., just changing the platform. For blogging Blogger is great, I just wasn't able to do everything the way I wanted to.

I have a pretty wide range of interests from RPGs, and FG to writing and commentary on some socio-political issues and tech stuff like coding and so on... My intent was to try and keep it separated, so my audience (all ten or so of you) didn't have to read my rantings that didn't interest you. I found it really hard to, if not possible to accomplish that in a way I felt comfortable with.

Earlier this year I happened to purchase a few domain names, and a couple weeks ago I made the decision to move to a fully hosted and managed Word Press site using one of those domains. So all my rantings will be posted over there from now on.

Take a minute to stop by and  give me some feedback on what you think.

https://myownlittleworld.ca/

I do have an SSL certificate on it, but I don't plan on collecting/storing anything. Maybe down the road if I ever get to publish some books then I might about an email list for a author's newsletter. That's way in the future though.

Ont to the even worse news. I am still here and kicking. Its been a bumpy road - who am I kidding - more like non-stop moguls. I lost all focus for a while and literally wasn't sure who or where I was  for a bit. My wife had some serious health issues of her own and that kind of pulled me up.

Since then its been a slow uphill grind but its coming around. Focus is starting to comeback.

So to sum it up....I took an awfully large bite of that proverbial shit sandwich....like the whole freaking thing!

Check out my new site or not, but again flames and comments are always welcome.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

You Can Build It - A Podcast about Social Media and Marketing

No, I am trying to market anything about social media, and I am not crazy...okay maybe a little..or a lot. This is a post about a really cool opportunity that I had today. It stemmed from me responding to a post in one of the G+ communities I am in.

I made a guest appearance on a podcast called You Can Build It tonight.


Tuesday, 11 April 2017

So I totally missed this when it was announced...

So as the title says, I totally missed this announcement when it came out.

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+DriveThruRPG/posts/Ujtb7oDrBg8


Tuesday, 21 March 2017

PTSD and Me - Part One (Update)

This post originally started as a response to the awesome conversation my last blog entry generated, Its only taken me about a month or so to actually get around to finishing it off. As I was writing it I realized it was far too long and needed to be its own post.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

PTSD and Me: Part One - Where it all began for me

To begin to come grips with the darkness and the demons raging inside of me, I need to look back to where I come from and what shaped me to that person, that soldier trying to do what I was trained to do.

Disclaimer: A lot of what will appear on these posts are the way I remember things happening. Time plays a factor in those memories, so there are likely instances where my memories might deviate slightly from actual events.

There are also a pile of my opinions on different people/subjects in this post and the ones to come. Some of those opinions may be offensive to some people, and honestly I don't care if they are. They are my opinions and I am entitled to them as much as everybody else. Don't like them? Don't read the next several posts, unfollow me or mute me - doesn't matter to me.

As I write this posts you will get my perspective on events, what I saw, what I felt, what I thought. As I said before, it will be the ugly, unchecked raw emotion of the moment. I will not be holding back the punches.