Split Second – Semi-Blog Post

The sun flare is not photoshopped. There was a sunny day in Seattle


A few things real quick here.

1. Card Kingdom’s new location. Some people were wondering where it was and I left it out of my posts. It was a conscious decision as I didn’t want it to take away from the feel of the pieces. Now that it’s opening today, it might be a good idea to tell you where it is.

Card Kingdom
5105 Leary Ave. NW
Seattle, WA 98017

Clicking on that link will take you to the Google Maps link and you can find your way from there. The building is on the West side of the street and you’ll see the image above and know you’re there. Across the street there is a small parking lot surrounded by a chain link fence that’s completely ok for you park in; Card Kingdom has rights to park there. There’s no clear sign for it nor is there a crosswalk (yet) but you’ll see it when you drive by.

The hours for Cafe Mox and the store are from 10-10 (I’m heading down there today to go try out the lunch. Watch my twitter feed). You’ll get my full report about the store not this week but sometime next week (once all the hoopla from the NPH prerelease dies down).

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Ain’t No Sunshine


Editor’s Note: While not my favorite version of this song, it’s close (Video here). If you’re going to perform a song like this, get emotional. If you’re singing about pain, show pain and make me feel it. I get goosebumps when an artist gets it right.

I know that some of you just read my blog, and while I’m appreciate, this isn’t the only thing I’ve been working on. Even though the last date on this blog has been a while ago, I haven’t abandoned it. In fact, I’ve been spreading out. Just a quick update of everything that’s been going on.

If you haven’t heard, I’m writing weekly on ManaNation.com about EDH, er Commander. You can find my work here. That partially explains why 99EDHProblems hasn’t been updated much recently (though it will be, some content is being generated there). If you haven’t read the news announcement of EDH a few weeks ago, you can read my analysis on ManaNation (here).

I also have started to write for the new Quiet Speculation as well. Over there hopefully I’ll be writing more than once a month, but currently that’s the schedule. I’ve been asked to write about more of the casual side of Magic, kind of what I do here from time to time in my culture pieces, so I’ll be focusing that type of writing over there. However, I’ve got an awesome idea for a project that I have to get cleared to write about on QS. If you’re curious about my first piece, it’s here: Gamers of a Certain Age (it fits along the mold of Middle Children of Magic).

Where do we go from here?

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