If my Amazon order history is to be believed, I've decided to go on a little Japanese fiction kick lately. One of the books I picked up was Kokoro, by …
I left my job at the end of October. With a few weeks free before starting a new gig (more on that in a sec) — enough time to relax, but not quite enou…
Game designer Warren Spector once described his dream project: a roleplaying game that takes place within a single city block, packed with all the apar…
Hello! I'm just getting back from Indonesia, where I spent part of my childhood. It was my first trip back in twenty years, so I was curious (and a bit…
Hello! I recently spent a relaxing week in Utah climbing rocks, splashing around lakes, and exploring canyons. Breaking out of my daily routines remind…
Hi! I’ve been thinking about a certain interpersonal dynamic between friends, the one where someone wants to talk at length about whatever’s happened t…
Hello! Sometimes when people say things to me, I picture their sentences diagrammed on a blackboard, with soft gossamer trails of hidden meaning stream…
Hello! My brain is dry as a desert these days. I've been holding an uncut gem in my hand, turning it over and over, trying to figure out the best way t…
Hello! One of the loveliest things about living in a city is going back to old haunts - a neighborhood, a bar, a restaurant - and realizing how much yo…
Hello! A friend of mine has very good taste in music, but I couldn’t tell you what he listens to. I couldn’t name a single artist he plays, or where on…
Hello! My friend Luke makes physical RPGs. Think pen-and-paper tomes. When we got together last summer, he showed me a game he’d recently published, ca…
Hello! Over the holidays, I thought a lot about this idea, from Jean Yang, about “what recovery looks like for people whose work involves giving their …