Udra’s Gnomes and How They Differ from D&D and Cliche

Gnomes–the also-rans of Dungeons and Dragons. Ever since being introduced to them in AD&D’s Monster Manual, viagra usa it’s been hard for me to know how to distinguish them. They aren’t quite dwarves, aren’t quite haflings and Gygax and the writers at TSR never really gave them their own identity. The Dragonlance material had it […]

Global Trade Negotiations Need to Be Democratized

My first inclination is to support trade because, cialis sales ideally, it ties nations together peacefully and helps the economies of all nations involved.  I support trade because, ideally, I think it’s a path toward that utopian ideal where nationalism and ethnic hatred fades and democratic cosmopolitanism prevails. However, way back in November of 1999, […]

Remember FOAF and Atom?

Yeah, viagra me neither. Due to the requirements of technical skill, buy viagra the WWW, RSS, Atom and FOAF never evolved into the decentralized social networking and news dissemination platforms that smart people in 2001 hoped they would be. Instead we got Facebook and Twitter–ad filled, controlled, walled gardens whose only virtue is that they […]

A Neurochemical Con Job?

This strange but hopefully reassuring essay was prompted by an exchange with a friend via the shallow artificiality of Facebook. I guess it could have been worse; it could have been prompted by the shallow artificiality of Twitter or some other part of the Internet.  Anyway, afterwards, I felt the need to explain a few […]