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Jim Davies

2010 Year in Review

Happy New Year!  This has been an absolutely amazing year for me.  It’s been a year of transformations both mental and physical.  There have been a number of very distinct visible changes in my life this year.  Most of which are centered around the quality of my life.  I’m getting healthier and going out socializing […]

Jingle Bell Run 2010

On December 5th, 2010 at 8:40 in the morning I was standing with my son and nephew on Nato Parkway near the World Trade Center in Portland, OR. We were at the starting line with a couple thousand other runners who came out to participate in the 2010 Jingle Bell Run.

Savaged Country

Last night was our biweekly Zombie Run game.  It was perhaps one of the most fun sessions we have had yet.  I’m going to try to be real careful not to reveal any spoilers for anyone wanting to play Zombie Run. As I previously mentioned, this gaming group consists of a variety of levels of experience.  For half […]

Running Injuries and Momentum

So I screwed up this week.  Apparently I’ve done my leg some disservice with some poor decisions.  From my previous entry you’ll note I mentioned running a mile in the mornings before work.  To lay out the whole picture you need to understand that my C25k runs are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at dusk.  This […]

Beginning Runner and C25k

I was over at the Running Couple‘s blog reading about why you would want to run a full marathon when I realized, I have a story to tell and a blog to tell it on.  I’ve been on a “get off the pot” kick lately so I bring you my story: I’ve decided to make […]

Zombie Run First Session

I ran my first full featured Savage Worlds game this weekend.  While I’ve run improvised games for one or two players before this was the first time with a scripted plot and a full group.  Specifically I ran a module called Zombie Run for a group of five players who ranged from first time players […]

Skating Obsessions

I’ve become obsessed lately with skating.  It started about three months back when a coworker of mine convinced me to throw some skates on and give it a try.  I hadn’t skated since I was a kid and even then I never really got the hang of it. Now as an adult, I am surprised […]

Holiday Office Goofiness

The Christmas season is finally here and, for once in my life, I am actually ahead of the game.  The majority of the Christmas presents have been ordered and delivered thanks to Amazon.  There is still a little bit of shopping to do at home but even the kids are pretty much taken care of […]

Upcoming campaign for Hellas

I’m currently in the process of preparing to run a campaign using the Hellas: Worlds of Sun and Stone RPG.  I first learned of Hellas during GameStorm 11 last year.  The authors had a booth and I was lucky enough to sit down and play in a game run by Jerry Grayson. Hellas’s game engine is […]

Happy Halloween JDMA Revival!

Happy Halloween and welcome back to Bidi’s World. Back in 2006 I started a podcast called JD’s Musical Alchemy.  The show has been on hiatus for a couple years now for a few reasons which I won’t get into now.  The show was a musical review of great upcoming and indie bands.  Some of the […]