Archive for August, 2007

The Sax In Contemporary Christian Worship Music

Friday, August 31st, 2007

What a grand title! I don’t know enough to fully deliver on what that title promises. Not yet. I have some basic ideas, but the rest I probably won’t figure out until the Sax Project progresses beyond the experimental stage. But I do have definite ideas about what the sax should not do.


In or out?

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

The corollaries of the Second Most Important Question in Life are…

2a) Who do you think you are in Christ?

2b) Who do you think you are without Christ?


Football Fantasy

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

OK, it’s not a boardgame, but it kinda plays like one. Late August is fantasy football draft time, and each year this is the time to become a pigskin prognosticator.

So Many Games…

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

Changing gears here a bit, GMT’s magazine C3i came out this week with new stuff for the best two new wargames of 2006 – a new scenario (#103) for Combat Commander: Europe (two-player, WWII tactical infantry combat) and a 2-player variant for Here I Stand (3-6 player, card-driven game on the Reformation). Also the game club is meeting this week and on the agenda is Dune, Titan, MECCG, and perhaps Here I Stand and Combat Commander. So an after-action report is coming up.

Still in the pipeline here is a look at Republic of Rome and Hannibal : Rome v Carthage (HRC), both being republished. However, I can’t talk about the latter, or Here I Stand, without first giving my talk on card-driven games (CDGs). Also since I try to accommodate both the grognard and the uninitiated here, I like to give background if I can’t find a good link to one elsewhere. (more…)

The Second Most Important Question

Saturday, August 11th, 2007

is Who do you think you are?



Monday, August 6th, 2007

An oldie but goody in my board game collection is Titan from Avalon Hill. It’s being “reprinted” (perhaps redone) and released by FFG. This is one of three classics on my gameshelf that are being redone. The others are Hannibal: Rome vs Carthage and Republic of Rome, which I’ll talk about in weeks ahead.


Keeping a Stiff Lower Lip

Friday, August 3rd, 2007

Or rather, keeping the lower lip at all. The other day, I was having the usual morning coffee and pumpkin bread, when after taking a bite I also chomped a good amount of lower lip, about a quarter-inch or so below the lip line. Now I wondered at the time how in doing something so routine, that suddenly my lip moved into position to be chomped. Not a natural eating motion, but oddly, a vaguely familiar one.


Life, The Universe and Everything

Friday, August 3rd, 2007

The most important question in the universe is…