Welcome to my node in the graph known as the World Wide Web. May you live forever or die trying!

This site contains information about my family () and my hobbies, which include role-playing and music.


The best game in existence is Rolemaster, for which I've written a book. I also edit for an on-line publication: The Guild Companion.


It's an odd combination, perhaps, but my favorite genres are folk and gothic metal...


  • One of my all-time favorites: Queensrÿche's Mindcrime is a stellar album.
  • Think metal needs more, not less, opera? Nightwish is the answer.
  • For a great live concert, check out Dream Theater.

In that vein, here are the best live shows I've experienced:

  1. Butcher Babies and Nekrogoblikon, in goblin garb
  2. Within Temptation and Amaranthe, at the rail
  3. Delain, with stage-side searing and an autographed "We Are Sophie/Groot" sign
  4. Dream Theater at the Hippodrome
  5. Delain, Battle Beast, and Kamelot, with VIP balcony tix
  6. Dream Theater at the Orpheum
  7. Epica, Eluveitie, and The Agonist, with stage-side seating
  8. Nightwish and Kamelot, road trip to Philly
  9. The Pretty Reckless, with VIP balcony tix
  10. Queensrÿche: Promised Land, with Type O Negative
  11. Delain, at the rail, with hearts from Charlotte for We Are Sophie/Groot
  12. Operation: Mindcrime, because Mindcrime
  13. Sonata Arctica, free show when Nightwish bailed


  • Beyond a doubt, the best post-apocalyptic-punk-folk-rock singer, now or ever, is Stuart Davis
  • We discovered Matt Nathanson at a Stuart Davis show in CA.
  • And ironically, we met Stu at a David Wilcox show at the MN zoo.
  • On an unrelated note, if you're out east, check out a Brad Yoder show. Full disclosure: Whereas this is an unbiased opinion, we do have a financial interest in this performer.
  • Other folk performers: Ellis and Peter Mayer.
  • Folk 'N Great Music