It’s Not the Goal That Drives You

Have you ever considered why you are doing something and thought, “Well, that’s a silly question. I want to do it for X” (X being the seemingly obvious goal)? I suggest to you that the “obvious” answer isn’t the real answer at all. Here’s what I mean. The goals we set for ourselves are real, but they’re not the real reasons … Read More

What Are You ‘Too Busy’ Doing?

Are you using the same lame “I’m too busy to do that” excuse to avoid changing your life for the better? Ask yourself, what are you busy doing? The average adult watches more than 20 HOURS a week of television. More than 20 hours. Imagine how different your life would be if you devoted just half of that time to … Read More

Farewell, Aaron Allston

I’m truly saddened to learn that Aaron Allston passed away earlier today. He was enroute to a convention and reportedly collapsed and suffered massive heart failure. He was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later that night, according to reports. Aaron was well known as a NY Times Best Selling Author of Star Wars … Read More

Farewell to a Friend, Anthony J. Bryant

Just this evening I learned of the passing of a friend, a scholar, and a fellow Japanophile, Anthony J. Bryant. Tony passed away on Christmas Day at approximately 12:30 pm (Indiana time). Tony (“the Daimyo” to many of his friends) and I met and became friends and co-authors on what became Sengoku: Chanbara Roleplaying in Feudal Japan. He’s done much … Read More