What is that saying about plans and contact with the enemy?
Yeah, well, I have wanted to get back to posting regularly here, but life has had its seriously unfunny occurrences which have taken the wind out of my sails a bit.
I won't go into details, but I have had to endure, and will continue to do so for a while, a serious personal tragedy which has had more of an effect on me that I would like to admit.
On the other hand, I have been gaming with my closest friends on a near weekly basis, but have avoided the club games for about six months. I plan on going back to the club event this weekend and check up with my mates there.
I did attend Kubla-Con last May, and intend to go again. I ran several demonstration games of Blucher, but I am not sure what I might do this year.
I was just accepted into the Master of Arts in Military History program at Norwich University in Vermont. It is a distance learning program of 18-24 months, but I expect to take the 24 month track as I want to do a thesis for it. Before I enlisted in the USMC, I had given real consideration to attending Norwich as an undergrad, but I simply could not afford to do so.
Now, I still cannot afford the program, but I cannot afford to not do the program, not without giving up other career dreams and goals. I should be starting once my financial aid clears, either this March or perhaps in June. I look forward to the readings and getting the work completed.
My camera is kaput, todt, gone the way of the dodo bird. I need to get myself a new one for online imagery.
I have been purchasing miniatures, miniature rules, and boardgames throughout the last two years. I will be doing some commentaries and limited reviews in the near future as well as show what I am currently working towards.
As my painting area is severely limited, as is my time, I have been paying a friend to paint my miniatures. He needs the cash and I need painted miniatures. This is not my preferred way of doing things, but it is what I can do at this time. Maybe I can get back to painting my own stuff in a couple of years.
Until the next time...and may that be sooner than 10 months from now.