What D&D Character Am I?


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I’ve seen these kind of surveys or discussions before, but never really looked into them much until today. I used this Alignment Survey once before to kind of pin down the alignment of a character I had envisioned, answering the wide range of questions as I thought the character might answer them. On a whim I recently answered the questions as I would answer them, and the result I thought pretty much “nailed” my world view in terms of a D&D Alignment spectrum. Suddenly curious, I decided to take their long survey which attempts to build a D&D character complete with statistics that match your answers.

According to the results, I would be a fairly average multi-class Halfling Druid/Ranger. I like the idea a lot. The Halfling (aka Hobbit) seems to fit me (mostly in just the mentality, but some in the physicality). The rare multi-class and average “jack of all trades, specialist in none” statistics, combined with an emphasis on preferring nature to the big cities, preferring solitude to large crowds, belief in an underlying caring yet impersonal divinity in nature and fascination with the science of how nature works more for the sake of knowing than using the knowledge towards some huge technological goal, though finding the pursuit of those tech goals fascinating as long as they don’t destroy the Nature I love. Continue reading What D&D Character Am I?

Life Is Just a Four Letter Word


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poem © Jeffrey Beaty
September 17, 2018 — 2:00 AM
16 lines

An early morning, can’t sleep bit of negativity purposefully turned positive. And yet another idea I was not shocked to learn that I was far from the first to consider…

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Preparing to Be Born


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Galactic WombIn a mother’s womb were two babies. One asked the other: “Do you believe in life after delivery?”

The other replies, “Why, of course. There has to be something after delivery. Maybe we are here to prepare ourselves for what we will be later.”

“Nonsense,” says the other. “There is no life after delivery. What would that life be?”

“I don’t know, but there will be more light than here. Maybe we will walk with our legs and eat from our mouths.”
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On Beauty & Patterns


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What is Beauty? They say it’s in the eye of the beholder. Can beauty exist without someone to see it and call it beautiful? I can’t answer that, but while pondering what beauty is as we perceive it, my mind started to link things together that for me was very profound. I don’t for a moment think that I am the first to consider these things in this way, but… Well, I’ll try to explain myself.

First beauty is a pattern. We see something that we recognize as beautiful and it is always going to consist of a pattern of some sort. There’s all kinds of patterns in nature. Look if you want. Here is a full encyclopedia article on just that.

If you look at nature closely enough you’ll find:
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From My Keepsakes Box: EAB Manifold Covers


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EAB Manifold Covers
EAB Manifold Covers

June 2, 2018
From My Keepsakes Box: “EAB Manifold Covers”

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Monument Creek Raging After Storm


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Monument Creek Raging After Storm

May 18, 2018 – Monument Creek Raging After Storm
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Peeking Tom


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2018-05-14 Peeking Tom
2018-05-14 Peeking Tom

May 14, 2018 – “Peeking Tom”
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Strange Deer Siesta


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2018-05-08 Strange Deer Siesta
2018-05-08 Strange Deer Siesta

May 8, 2018 – “Strange Deer Siesta”
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A 20 Sided Dice Almost the Size of My Head!


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2018-05-07 Head Sized 20 Sided Dice
2018-05-07 Head Sized 20 Sided Dice

May 7, 2018 – “A 20 Sided Dice Almost the Size of My Head!”
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Another Day, Another Season


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2018-04-22 Another Day, Another Season
2018-04-22 Another Day, Another Season

April 22 2018 – “Another Day, Another Season”
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