I was born in San Diego in 1955 and spent half my life in California before moving to Minnesota in 1986. Now I'm a married homeowner, living southwest of the Twin Cities with my wife and two cats. I work as an editor.
I've loved games all my life, but I probably play board and card games a lot less than the typical "geek." I've gone through phases of wargaming, strategy gaming, and social gaming. But I've spent a lot more time playing games solitaire than with other people. Now that I've gotten past my resistance to electronic devices, I've pretty much abandoned tabletop gaming for computer games.
Have a look at My Pet Gaming Theory
in my BGG blog Solitary Soundings
. It's the first post there.
I've also been posting to a VGG blog
. It's likely to be more current, since that's my kind of gaming these days.My avatar:
A bit of American Civil War clip art I picked up. It was titled "Antietam," and I'm guessing it's from a cartoon caricature of General McClellan as "The Young Napoleon." He's poring over a big book, and there's another barely discernible figure (a disembodied spirit of somebody?) looming over him from behind the bookcase. I'm kind of a bookish fellow and would likely make an even poorer general than Little Mac. And I like reading about the Civil War and playing games about it.My badge:
I play games solitaire (single-player) more than any other way.
I do think about games a lot, and I end up writing about them online. If I post a lot to the BGG and VGG forums, it's just because I like writing and getting discussions going.My Top 10 and Hot 10
are really just a bunch of games I like, not necessarily in order. (I don't update either list all that often.)Below is a personality-profile chart
that shows my Enneagram type (6w5), Keirseyan/Myers-Briggs type, and Gardner multiple-intelligences pattern. (You can click on the chart to get to where I got it and get one of your own. It's free, but you have to set up an account.)