I’ve been kicking around a peculiar train of thought for a while. It’s spurned on by insane legal edicts like the one submitted, today, to Arizona’s governor Jan Brewer. Gay Rights activists are livid because this bill would, according to CNN, permit the owners of private enterprises to discriminate against homosexuals if it fit their religious preference. In particular, it allows businessmen to refuse to serve homosexuals. I’m a firm believer in the Bill Of Rights and all that, and a tremendous supporter of religious liberty. I don’t believe in the government establishing its favorites, influencing the practices of a particular denomination, and I certainly don’t believe in it restricting the practices of any faith. The government has no right telling individuals what or how they should exercise their religion.
A year ago, I wasn’t in the greatest shape. Many things changed me over the last year, especially the arrival of a new, more genuine love as well as an addiction I’ve developed. It’s an addiction to some little green men who fly around in rocket ships, and they exist in my computer’s hard drive. I’m talking, of course, about Kerbal Space Program! And KSP, well, KSP deserves all the attention it’s gotten in the media. It is the brain-child of a company called Squad, and it is a master-piece. As a game, it is both simple to learn and literally impossible to master – players make their own challenges, after all! As an educational tool, it is incredible in how it captures the nauseatingly complicated nature of orbital physics and transforms it into an accessible adventure. Most of all, however, KSP has a community behind it that wholly completes the game – and, while there are many names in its hallowed halls, today we’re going to talk about just one of them.
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Writers are addicted to writing, and that isn’t a bad thing. However, as any soap opera will tell you, one way or another, addictions inevitably spiral out of control. I can attest to this. My addiction to the written word is expressed by having far more ideas than I do time to focus on them! Whether it’s a novel series, a video series, article generation, or simply reading (damn you, Reddit) and discussing random nonsense on social networks (damn you, Facebook!) , I have a history of failing to focus on one goal at a time. All too often, I focus on no goals at a time! Intellectual paralysis by way of overwhelming abundance.