Waterdeep - Dragon Heist

Intersectional Character History for Valeriana Estelmer and Dathana Kell (Narrative)

This is the will be the text of the Intersectional Character History for my character, Durden Multae (changeling monk), and Kyle’s character, Valeriana Estelmer (human wizard) for the Waterdeep: Dragon Heist campaign we will be starting this Sunday (23 Sep 2018). 

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Waterdeep - Dragon Heist

Starting a New D&D Campaign – Waterdeep: Dragon Heist (RPG)

Generally, because I tend to write about politics more than naught, I do not write about RPG stuff very often, but I will try to do that a little more to give you all a little wider of a window into that aspect of my life. So, here is the run down of the next campaign we will play and my character.

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TVP City Design

How will a Resource Based Economy work? What will it look like?

So, I had a Facebook conversation this weekend with someone who asked about Resource Based Economy (RBE) and how it would work, specifically asking about creation of products and getting access to resources, so I will spend some time talking about that and more for his and others’ benefit. Now keep in mind there has never been an RBE in the world, so this is all very subjective and just my projection of what it could and should be like. If you have no idea what a Resource Based Economy is then please read my post The Cancer of Capitalism and Its Antidote for an overview and why we NEED to shift to this socio-economic system in order to save our planet… and humanity from extinction.

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If you don't stand for the special song, the magical sky-cloth won't freedom

If you don’t stand for the special song, the magical sky-cloth won’t freedom!

If you don’t stand for the special song, the magical sky-cloth won’t freedom!

Pursuant to a not-quite-conversation on Facebook regarding this meme I posted, I will sum up what happened and where I stand on this. It was interesting that this lady, a fellow Bernie supporter and Universal Healthcare supporter, found this meme as a reason to unfollow me even with as much as we have in common politically. =O

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Open Access Research

11 EU Nations Just Kicked Off a Plan to Make Public Science Free For All of Us

This is a big freaking deal! I cannot tell you how many times I wanted access to a research paper or a doctoral or research thesis and it was hidden behind a freaking pay wall, which pretty much stopped my knowledge inquiry cold! =)

Fortunately, there has been a movement over the last decade or so to set knowledge and research free and there have been various educational institutions which have likewise done so, even in the US. All publicly funded research should be available for all! All research and knowledge should be available for all… period. This is a great step forward! 

Read it and rejoice! This is one of the many reasons why Europe is decades ahead of USA and its arrogance, ignorance, hubris, and faux-ceptionalism! 

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Holocene Era Calendar Reform

A New Year Zero for Humanity’s Calendars

Here is a neat calendar reform video which suggests that we start our calendrical history not at 2,000 years ago which pays homage to a single culture and religious belief, but on one that unifies all of humanity and honors more of human history, by starting our counting with the first stone structure ever created by humanity. This is also referred to as the Holocene Calendar or the Human Era Calendar. All we do is add 10,000 years to the year count and we are there. Go ahead and watch the video and give it a think: A New History for Humanity – The Human Era. 

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Donna De Lory

Donna De Lory – He Ma Durga

It is not often that music affects me, but here is a long time favorite piece that Tanya has played while teaching her yoga classes that has affected me. It is pretty much one of the only 2 pieces of Yoga music that I listen to outside of my Halestorm, AC/DC and some Disturbed. Her style mixes the traditional Sanskrit words and traditional yogic music with a modern beat and English lyrics. That song is He Ma Durga by Donna De Lory:

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