Diplomacy, The Brain… and Gandhi

Some of you will know…. I am one of those weird, geeky Diplomacy Players. This is my second time writing about it, the first being a wanton foray into the world of Diplomatic women. Diplomacy, The Brain… and Gandhi was originally written for the May 2022 edition of ‘Notes on a Napkin.’ A magazine (orContinue reading “Diplomacy, The Brain… and Gandhi”

The True Object Of All Human Life Is Play

Originally posted on Lauren Lloyd :
Diplomacy is a 67-year old game about taking over Europe. It’s a truly classic board game. Highly influential, intensely beloved, widely acclaimed. The beating heart of Diplomacy is in the alliances and agreements 7 players make in-between submitting orders. It is a game conducted not on the board, but in…

Let’s Talk About….. Personality Tests

SATURDAY “It’s my personality.” Helen giggles. “I’m hasty and stubborn…. apparently.” As usual she arrives at our coffee meet like a whirlwind. “You ordered the cake?” She looks around for a waitress. “On the plus side, I’m also dynamic and persuasive.” She winks at me. I don’t doubt it. Especially when it comes to cake.”Continue reading “Let’s Talk About….. Personality Tests”

Hedwig the Barefoot Duchess of Silesia

Wroclaw, Silesia: 1209 Monsters come in many forms, including shoes. The soft, brown leather boots are dwarfed by Lorenz the Confessor’s manly hands. Henry the Bearded chose his conspirator well. If anyone has power to make Hedwig cover her feet, it’s Bishop Lorenz. Hedwig feels her breath and her heart quicken. As quickly as itContinue reading “Hedwig the Barefoot Duchess of Silesia”