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A political post. Sort of.

I try not to talk politics here.  This is a sci-fi superhero adventure and you likely come here for a pleasant escape.  I like to escape to the world we created, too.  The Millennium Federation sure seems like a nice place to live these days, where humanity got its act together and soars among the stars alongside the peoples of over a thousand distant worlds. But it's been hard to ignore this week.  The giant mess at the U.S. southern border has me anxious on some days and outraged on oth...

On the Matter of Practice

I've recently taken up competitive shooting as a hobby, and it's left me thinking a lot about what it means to practice. In art and other creative type things, practice usually means “doing the thing a lot.” You make lots of art. Draw lots of things. Make lots of paintings. You get good by doing. But drawing all the time isn't necessarily “practice,” now is it? Practice is studying with your hands. It is a critical and often methodical examination of an activity combined with the repe...