Thursday, June 30, 2011

The look of the blog & being Irish

Well, I went with Irish colors. Don’t know if I will like them long term, but right now I am fairly satisfied with them.  My mother’s side of the family tree is all Irish. Dad was a mixture of Scotch-English and tended to be a little less emotional than mom and her clan.  When I think of my experience with my Irish relatives I think of laughing, arguing and crying. I know there are other emotions out there, but those three were the main stopping points at most family gatherings. I love my Irish roots even if I blame them for some of the screw tendencies I possess as an individual. I try my best to indulge the laughing part of my temperament, honestly acknowledge the sorrows of life and try to make sure anger is harnessed without being allowed to become reckless or repressed.  It’s not easy being 70% patient and 30% WTF reactive?!?!  Odds are that I can resist being phased by something, but there is always a chance my humanity gets pinched and my Irish get hold of my mouth before my brain is engaged.  

More on the blog

I still have no idea what happened to Grievous-injury and why blogger went on the fritz with it. After patiently waiting for two weeks, yesterday I decided to make the best out of a frustrating situation with the launching of this blog. I kicked around a number of ideas and themes for the blog, but decided to go with nothing more focused than whatever I feel like sharing on the blog. I suspect this blog will become a substitute for GI if it never returns. However, unlike GI I hope to post on a number of topics that interest me. I won't be posting about politics or offering much social commentary on this blog but will occasionally mention religion/faith/spirituality. At some point I want to get around to offering my thoughts on the nature of communication via the Internet in terms of both its pros's & con's.

Test run from the ipad

This is a test post from my iPad. Haven't had much time to play with it yet.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Welcome to @ Padre's

To whoever finds their way here, welcome to the new blog! For the life of me I cannot figure out what is going on with blogger. I thought I would be doing myself a favor with changing the name of the old blog, but for two weeks I have been unable to post anything on it. I imagine that I will mainly use this blog for all of my RPG stuff, but since I changed the name away from a RPG term I hope to broaden the commentary a bit more.  I have numerous interests, so whatever grabs a hold of my Sesame Street attention span may find its way here.

Dungeon World

Of Ireland and the Irish

Of Ireland and the Irish