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Nostalgia Trips Revisited – The Dark Side

After writing my post on planning and taking nostalgia trips, I was discussing it with my eldest son, Ian, who is very involved with the gaming scene, both tabletop and video, particularly role-playing games. He is also hugely into Nordic history and wants to design concept art for games that is based on history. Suffice it to say, he has paid attention to the history of gaming since becoming involved with it when he was…

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Olio – March 7, 2016

Olio: a miscellaneous collection of things I haven’t put together an Olio post in a few weeks. Here’s some of the interesting stuff I’ve found. Why Creative People Are Rarely Seen As Leaders by Susan Cain. Cain has written extensively about introversion and this is a further exploration of that personality trait. **** Famous Painters Did Not Do Their Best Work While Grieving, Study Says by Carey Dunne – It’s so easy to think of artists…

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