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May 31 2020 Daily Proof of Life Post

7:00 am EEST (GMT+3). This is the May 31 2020 daily proof of life post. I won’t look at news until I’ve had my coffee, updated my bullet journal, and spent a little time in meditation. Not that I can’t guess what I’ll find. Nationwide protests in the United States. Republican rhetoric using racist dogwhistles. Democrats citing platitudes and generally being ineffective. A few marches that break out into riots. Several instances where police cross the line and assault peaceful protesters, or get too rough with people that are misbehaving. Yeah, if a cop murdering a prone, handcuffed man on camera is only 3rd degree murder then I’m downgrading looting to “bad behavior”.

There’s going to be a whole post on this later today. That’s why I need my morning to set that aside, organize my thoughts and tasks, and try to locate a small bit of peace to anchor myself to.

Buy My New Book

The tabletop roleplaying book I released on Friday is doing well. It hit #1 on the Hottest Small Press list briefly, passing a COVID-19 charity bundle. That wasn’t a good look, but I can’t control what people sped their money in. It’s comfortably at #2 now. The book also got a bestseller medallion (based on the number of copies sold, like gold records in the music industry) within 24 hours.

While I am incredibly grateful that I can continue working through this global pandemic and have nothing but love for the people that support me, I still carry some guilt. I write games. I’m not marching for justice or researching a vaccine. Then again, I think most of us are in survival mode, and will be for some time to come. Stay safe.

You can download a copy of my new book here.

May 31 2020 Daily Proof of Life Post
  • If you get anything out of these blog posts, consider buying me a coffee. You can also purchase one of my books or zines from Gumroad or DriveThruRPG.
  • I check all email and Twitter DMs, personal and professional, three times once a day. I respondĀ  as time allows; if it requires some thought or research on my part, it will take me longer.
  • I am actively avoiding news and social media to focus on writing. Please take your information from reliable sources and certified experts, not the Mad Carrot and its puerile cultists.

One reply on “May 31 2020 Daily Proof of Life Post”

Yes! Double Zero is here! That was a long wait šŸ˜‰ . And although I also have both the “original” and the “clone”, I am very curious about your take on the milieu, so I already bought a copy!

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