I love life, I love nice people, I love video games and animals. My gaming thoughts and in game naming falls under the name swordandkeyboard. A name I came up with because I can be known as a bit salty, cynical, and sometimes truthful to the point of hurtful. The sword part comes from sometimes the truth hurts even when I talk to myself about me.
I believe we were created to be social by God. Even before believing this, I kept trying to find the place where I fit in. I like my alone time, but I am definitely not a loner. No matter how much of a loner anyone claims to be, deep down there is a need to share with others.
One of my epic adventures started when I got out of the military. I was discharged in Anchorage, Alaska and decided to ship all my stuff home and make the 5,500 mile drive back to the Catskill Mountains of New York.
Fear is an enigma. It is something that many people would love to avoid, but something that people also seem to seek. It drives us, sometimes to folly, and sometimes to wisdom
In gaming as well as in life, adversity can both enable and cripple us at any moment. Things can seem to be going great, and with the blink of an eye, in comes disaster to ruin our day.
We all face many trials in life. There are no answers with rose-colored-glasses view to life, because we live in an imperfect world where things happen unexpectedly. Multiple Sclerosis happened to me and it has changed my life. One day I was able to do martial arts and live action role play where one of the characters I played was in armor wielding a sword and shield and the next I'm trying to figure out why my left arm doesn't work correctly.
In life, we quickly learn that the toughest raid boss we face is the person in the mirror. Nothing is more destructive to our own lives than ourselves. The greatest battle we face in our lives, is one of Person vs Self.
Epic. A simple word, that inspires greatness. When we think of the epic stories we’ve been told, the one thing you will find in every story is adversity.
All of us have inner demons that like to remind us of how we can never be perfect. Some are due to things loved ones have said to us. Those things get stuck in your head regardless of the truth.