Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Some more musical inspiration.

Alan Parsons Project became a bit of a 10 minute focus after a successful business call today.

So I am celebrating by sharing the music an images in this little sampler:

A Literary bicentennial.

Edgar Alan Poe was born in 1809, I have always been amazed with his writings and Rafa of Project Leipzig has found a great video of the poem the raven, set to the music of Alan Parsons Project.

Stay well everyone.

Words of Wisdom

I have been rather busy learning and expanding my horizons recently.

I also came across these very sage words written by George Carlin, I repeat them here with the intent to spread the wisdom.

A Message by George Carlin:

The paradox of our time in history is that we have

taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways, but narrower

viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less.

We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less

time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less

judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less


We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly,

laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up to o late, get

up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our

values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life.

We’ve added years to life not life to years. We’ve been all the way to

the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new

neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We’ve done

larger things, but not better things.

We’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We’ve

conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn

less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We’ve learne d to rush, but not

to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce

more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion,

big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships.

These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but

broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers,

throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that

do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is

much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when

technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose

either to share this insight, or to just hit delete…

Remember; spend some time with your loved ones, because

they are not going to be around forever.

And please say a kind word to someone who looks up to you

in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.

Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you,

because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it

doesn’t cost a cent.

Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for

someday that person will not be there again.

Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to

share the precious thoughts in your mind.


Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,

but by the moments that take our breath away.

Thursday, January 15, 2009


Rafa Pardo of Project Leipzig (1813) has posted an excellent piece regarding the famous fighting retreat of Sir John Moore at Corunna.

Yet another of the bi-centennials of the Napoleonic era that is passing.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Massive armies at very little cost!

The Old Dessauer has posted a fantastic little article about constructing 6mm armies for next to 0 cost in figures.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

1809 Campaign continues to dominate my planning and thoughts.

I have plenty of Austrians in helmets to paint and many Frenchmen that should serve as a variety of forces in any campaign game.

Currently I have been assembling a map and control system for use across the internet so that the massive moving armies can be properly accounted for in their movements.

This way great encounters should be able to be organized...from the single piquet actions to the company assaults at bridges over the Danube like Regensberg...to field actions such as Sacile and Raab.

I do not have the forces needed to do such massive things as Aspern-Essling or Wagram...though I could do smaller 'parts' of these great battles, I think it would be great to connect with some other gamers to run a massive series of battles over the summer months ... possibly connecting with some gamers that can simulate something like Essling or Wagram.

Drop me an email if you think you might like to take part.