A historic election. A time for change in America. And a time of change for me too, I think. To be specific, I have a long to do list: Get in better shape. Be more active on the home front. Ramp it up at work. Do more with this blog. Yup, color me shallow -- some people will be inspired by the election results to volunteer and help others, but I'm inspired to embark on self-improvement. Oh well. Maybe I can squeeze in a few good works too.
As for this blog, I'll be posting episodes of my Web comic every Monday morning without fail. (The Nov. 11 episode is in the can!) And I'll have a screed of some kind -- on D&D, or on wemics, or on something of interest around the Intertubes -- at least once a week too. That seems doable.
I could moan and whine about the hurdles -- my hard drive failing, illness in the family, other game commitments, how kids eat your time, that I started a daily blog at work -- but rather, I'll dwell on the upbeat and commit to getting the job done. Do I think I can pull it off? As President-elect Obama said last night,
The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep. There will be setbacks and false starts. And where we are met with cynicism and doubts and those who tell us that we can't, we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit of a people: Yes, we can.
One of the long long overdue jobs on this site is updating the links on the left-hand side of the screen. I've started that job, adding new links, weeding out the marginal and ancient. As time goes on, I'll find more. And of course, that means visiting them and commenting on them more frequently.
Another of those long overdue jobs -- bringing the wemic content on the site up to date. To start, I've got a double handful of links to add to my wemic links pages. I also need to add the history of wemic origins, and some mention of wemics in Fourth Edition D&D. Granted, I don't play that game myself, but others do, and I've found one link, to start with, on the topic.
And yeah, I am no fan of Fourth Edition. I ranted about that at length this spring, but I'm done complaining, even if my complaints remain incomplete. A better choice, I figure, would be to take my complaints about Fourth Edition -- and Third Edition, for that matter -- and show how one could make the game better! I'll be starting a long series on D&D done right, based on a new campaign setting, with new races and classes. Look for that Friday.
And remember those "setbacks and false starts" President Obama mentioned? Well, I meant for this screed to go up live on my site on Nov. 5, the day after Election Day. I'm typing this on Nov. 6. Oh well.
Update [9 Nov 08] Added photo, link to my work blog.