Author Archives: dlhitzeman

Creativecraft: Inspiration

I hate inspiration. There, I said it. Inspiration is an infuriating creature. It’s capricious. Fickle. Unpredictable. Unreliable. It rarely gets work done and is notorious for abandoning me right in the middle of something that needs done. And it is … Continue reading Continue reading

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Gaming for the Rest of Us: It turns out, I haven’t really been gaming…

I know, gasp, horror. That’s not entirely true. I’m playing in a Legends of the Five Rings Role Playing Game campaign once a month. I play Realm Grinder and Forge of Empires as a sometimes diversion. And I play Seaport on my phone. But for the most part, that’s minutes a day, and I just … Continue reading It turns out, I haven’t really been gaming… Continue reading

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Brickcraft: Things have been quiet

Unfortunately, as is so often the case, life has intervened in building. While that means I haven’t been producing new work, it does not mean I have not been thinking about things to build, and if my schedule should clear, I have some strong new ideas about how to progress with my building projects. Also … Continue reading Things have been quiet Continue reading

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The Rambling Road: You’re not finished until you’re done, or understanding tired

I recently read a quote from a personal trainer that said, “You’re not finished when you’re tired; you’re finished when you’re done.” While I appreciate the sentiment of not quitting until you get to your goal, as someone with a … Continue reading Continue reading

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Readiness: Run to where? Taking an honest look at getting out of Dodge.

One of the central themes of a lot of readiness thinking and training is the notion of bugging out when a disaster strikes. There are a lot of reasons for that fact, mostly driven by people living in urban and suburban areas that are critically unsustainable in a crisis situation. That said, one of my […] Continue reading

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