Interview Time!

Interviews are the best way to eavesdrop on two friends talking! I kid, but I think this is why we like listening so much, because it feels good to hear people enjoying each other’s company. This interview covers homeschooling, dungeons and dragons, being a father and raising children. I’m sure you will enjoy it asContinue reading “Interview Time!”

Make a List

Today, we have so many apps and tools available at our fingertips. How far away is your smart phone from you right now? Maybe on the table, a docking station, or upstairs on your bed, or possibly in your hand at this very moment. Have you ever seen someone tie a string around their finger?Continue reading “Make a List”

Developing Tabletop Teamwork for Players

While back in nursing school, I remember the long nights of studying, the groupwork projects and of course clinicals. It can take a lot of steam to keep track of everything there is to learn before you pass your NCLEX. So, naturally, great educators of the bygone days developed simple yet, effective models to helpContinue reading “Developing Tabletop Teamwork for Players”

An easy to use method for storytelling.

I believe that everyone of us is a storyteller. You don’t have to speak of elves and dwarves or aliens from a far realm to convey a human experience using your words to another fellow human. Every time you make an attempt to persuade someone, you are crafting a story. Every time you rationalize anContinue reading “An easy to use method for storytelling.”

Why do we tell stories?

Recently, I have been pondering the role of story in the game Dungeons and Dragons. When I first began to play, I realized quickly that this kind of game facilitates story telling at its finest. Images filled my thoughts of villagers gathered around an evening campfire as the elder recounts the tales of their existence,Continue reading “Why do we tell stories?”

Recipe for a Sojourner’s Adventure

I have been leading story telling sessions for Dungeons and Dragons since 2017. I started by watching a fantastic session with Matthew Mercer by googling “live action dungeons and dragons.” I was struck with awe! This was exactly the kind of games I played as a young child. Somehow adult life crept in and IContinue reading “Recipe for a Sojourner’s Adventure”

Learning to Listen by playing Dungeons and Dragons

I want to be a great listener and I thoroughly enjoy hearing people tell stories. I love playing around the table, Dungeons and Dragons because by listening actively, searching for meaning, we can share our stories to end up becoming even better listeners. Very quickly, I say that listening includes taking in necessary data fromContinue reading “Learning to Listen by playing Dungeons and Dragons”

Homeschool like a Dungeon Master, Share a Story and Find your Values

Back in the 80s, my family homeschooled. I remember the days of workbooks, reading assignments, playing outside and household chores. During 2020, everyone in the USA experienced a sort of homeschooling. This landed most everyone staying at home with their children while performing online calls with teachers and classmates. My family of 5 was alreadyContinue reading “Homeschool like a Dungeon Master, Share a Story and Find your Values”

Three ways playing Dungeons and Dragons improves family dynamics

Do you have a family game night? I have heard of families getting together on a Sunday afternoon after a meal and playing cards, board games or video games. It’s hard to find something that everyone enjoys. Sometimes families simply put money towards dinner and a movie. All those are popular and fun, but thinkContinue reading “Three ways playing Dungeons and Dragons improves family dynamics”