Darth Vader

May the Fourth be with you.

It is no secret that I love Star Wars. I’ve read a lot of the Expanded Universe novels, watched every movie countless times, (even the prequels) and was giddy as a school girl to watch Episode 7 in theaters. Star Wars has played a huge part in my life, and I just wanted to take

Drydak Mushroom

Drydak Mushrooms – D&D

The other day I was thinking about something to add to D&D and I came up with a type of Mushroom that grows native in dark, damp caves that are fed by a pocket of adamantine, or perhaps mithril. You can work it into your campaign however you want, but it helps if there’s either


A long and final life

I spend a lot of time thinking about death; probably an inordinate amount of time compared to others my age. As I get older, though, I feel like maybe I’m approaching the same amount of attention that others provide the concept; but maybe not. Maybe I am morbidly fascinated with the idea of dying and


In the garden of good and evil

I like Dungeons and Dragons. I really do, but I find that some of the people who play the game get too stuck on the rules to allow themselves the flexibility required to create a good story. In this case, a DM had a group of players who decided to make use of the ever-treacherous

Specter of Death

1782 days

It has been 1782 days since a person I barely new died. I read a blog post this morning that said, “Welcome to the Dead Dad’s club.” It said something about someday, we all become members. I thought, flippantly, “Hah, not me.” Each passing day I think more and more about how my actions, thoughts,

Clouds again.

Eggs and Code lack the personal touch

I have this recurring daydream running through my head. Standing in the desert, wearing all white. A blue sky overhead, no clouds. Bright sun, but it’s shining in such a way that it casts no shadows. The warm brown/beige sand stretches on into infinity. My hands are cupped in front of me, full of sand.


Excellent scrambled Eggs

I like scrambled eggs a lot. I really do. They are delicious, fluffy, and filling. So, I’m going to walk you through how to make some amazing scrambled eggs for yourself. There’s a bit of prep-time involved, but it’s worth it. Here’s what you need: 2 strips of bacon 3 eggs 1/4 cup of heavy

Birdie Sanders

NodeJS tutorial – MongoDB driven Employee Database

This is a simplistic database-driven employee website. It does not, at all, have all of the functions a real employee database would. Nor is the database well designed for actual use. This is just designed to show the CRUD functions that you can use with MongoDB and NodeJS. (CRUD: Create, Read, Update, Delete) Disclaimer: I

Toy City 2

Employee Website – a NodeJS example

This is going to build off of the last tutorial. If you haven’t gone through it, you’ll need to – the MongoDB portions are referenced in this tutorial. Alright, so, let’s get started. There are several files that we need to have, and two sub-folders that we’re going to put them in. But first, you

Bell Peppers

Stir Fry Recipe

So, I decided I was going to make Stir Fry for dinner. Fantastic decision, it came out great. (Much better than my stuffed chicken, which tasted OK, but needed more spices.) Here’s what you need: One full clove of garlic One pound of stir fry beef McCormick Steak Seasoning Lemon Juice Lime Juice Salt Pepper