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All Around the Block: A Look at the Utterly Unique Designs of Rachel Simmons - A Boardgaming Life Review

 By Paul Comben

It is far from unusual within the broad church of board wargaming to find designs based upon the use of wooden blocks. Columbia has dedicated itself to this approach for decades; and recently, alongside the occasional contribution from the likes of GMT, we have had the stunning visual effects of the VentoNuovo “Blocks” series – though, for my taste, the colour has run a little too extravagantly in the case of those designs. 5,618 more words

Positive images of aging


I am on the look out for positive images of aging since my previous blogs on agism and images.

May these video’s inspire you to age active & positive. 52 more words



‘Because I cannot hope to turn again

Consequently I rejoice, having to construct something

Upon which to rejoice.’

T.S.Eliot. ‘Ash Wednesday’


With W.G.Sebald’s death his books changed essentially. 2,879 more words


Under the metro viaduct

This photo shows an underneath view of a metro viaduct that leads up to the Gare d’Austerlitz, showing some of the amazing design and architecture on the structure. 12 more words