October 24th, 2008

Sepia, RB Office

Frustrating Report

Today, it was reported on the Christian Gamers' Guild list, that a charity auction had been held at GenCon this year. In honor of E. Gary Gygax, the original intended recipient was to be the Christian Children's Fund (CCF) -- reportedly his favorite charity. However, they didn't want the money when they found out that D&D items would be a key part of what was being auctioned.

The reports get even more disturbing when, in one reply, a member of the Guild reports that they were told by a CCF official that CCF is "Christian in name only." I'll admit to thinking that CCF was the least Christian of the various Christian child support agencies I'm aware of. {Compassion International has an explicit evangelistic approach, and Worldvision has a fair amount of explicit Christianity in their literature and support}. If they believe that they are Christian in name only, then why would they reject gifts derived from the sale of D&D merchandise?
Sepia, RB Office

Two weeks of the new commute

Today marked the end of the second week of what should be my regular commute for some time to come. At this point I'm taking public transportation three days a week, and driving two days a week. And I've come to several conclusions and observations.

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