I’ve had a pretty hopeful week. Headshots from the Heart is pushing into high gear, with help from great sponsors like Kwartzlab and MiniWarGaming.com. Dave G of Wargaming Tradecraft is customizing some War Machine miniatures into the characters from Borderlands, and is doing a great series on how that’s happening over on the Headshots site.

For those who don’t know, Headshots from the Heart is a fundraiser I’m helping to organize. On May 26th, we’ll be playing Borderlands for 24 hours straight on a live webcast, with auctions, performances, interviews, and more. One hundred percent of the proceeds go to Child’s Play, which donates games and toys to children’s hospitals around the world. We need your support through pledges, auction items or volunteers. To find out more, visit our site at www.headshotsmarathon.org. (more…)



No, not photographs. We’re starting to pick up speed on Headshots from the Heart. It’s an internet telethon where I and three others will play Borderlands for twenty-four hours, all on a web cast. There’ll be prizes, giveaways, auctions, challenges, and more! We’re doing it for Child’s Play, a charity which purchases games and toys for children’s hospitals. On May 26th and 27th you can tune in and donate. More details are available on our site.

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Weekly Update: Superbowl Sunday

Day Draws to a CloseIt’s Superbowl Sunday, but I’m more than happy to be in my office here at UW working on papers and event materials. I can get all the football updates I want from Twitter, after all. I’ve got a few exciting things to talk about this week, the most exciting of which is that we have a new sponsor for Canvas and Candlelight. In addition to being entered into a draw for Day Draws to a Close, generously donated by Nik Harron, every package purchased nets you a ticket into a separate draw for a hand made cedar planter from Great Saunas. That means that even if you win a planter, you can still win the painting! Come out to THEMUSEUM on Valentine’s Day, have a great time, and support community art programs like Homer Watson House’s Art in Focus. A ticket for two to the whole event is just $50, so get yours now! (more…)


Community and Changes

There’s going to be some changes around here in the next few weeks. I’m going to dust, polish up the pages, and get the lead out. And mix metaphors to great effect. Grad school is coming along swimmingly, but I’m not going to be here forever. I’ve realized that it’s high time to start looking for some gainful employment if I want to remain in a position where I can give back and participate in my community. If you, or anyone you know in the Kitchener Waterloo area is looking for someone with excellent writing, communication, critical thinking, and counterfactual skills, drop me a line at jim@realpeoplestuff.com. I’m going to update the site over the next while to reflect that, and I’m looking forward to it. I’m also going to start doing weekly updates, both about what I’m doing professionally, and interesting things going on in the city. I want to share these with you, and it will also make sure that I’m constantly pushing myself to participate. (more…)

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