Tempus Fugit (Countdown to the Big Six-Oh Edition): Then (1973) & Now (2023) Revisited


“We don’t really grow up. Our toys change with time.” ― Nitya Prakash In February of 1973 – around the same time that Sam Ervin, a Democratic Senator from South Carolina, was named Chairman of the Senate Watergate Committee, and the Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Denmark became the first Christian organization to officially accept gay marriageContinue reading “Tempus Fugit (Countdown to the Big Six-Oh Edition): Then (1973) & Now (2023) Revisited”

Counting Down to the Big Six-Oh: The Stuff that Helps Keep Me ‘Young at Heart’


“You’re never too old to be young.” ― Charles F Glassman As you know, I’ll be celebrating my 60th birthday in (as I write this) less than 29 days. This, of course, means that I have many of the responsibilities and some of the skills that a guy my age has. I pay rent. IContinue reading “Counting Down to the Big Six-Oh: The Stuff that Helps Keep Me ‘Young at Heart’”

Old Gamers Never Die: Mastering the Mobile Defense Skirmish in ‘Regiments’*


* On Easy difficulty level A nation’s ability to fight a modern war is as good as its technological ability. – Frank Whittle I’m getting good at playing the Mobile Defense variant of skirmishes on Regiments. Before I watched Amazon Women on the Moon last night, I decided to play a 30-minute-long session of Regiments,Continue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: Mastering the Mobile Defense Skirmish in ‘Regiments’*”

Old Gamers Never Die: A Discussion of Mobile Defense Skirmishes in ‘Regiments’


“Be extremely subtle even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent’s fate.” ― Sun Tzu, The Art of War About Regiments If you’re a regular reader of this space, you will doubtlessly recall that gaming is one of theContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: A Discussion of Mobile Defense Skirmishes in ‘Regiments’”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, January 4, 2023, or: Things That Brought Me Some Joy in 2022


Although I will not remember 2022 with a great deal of fondness, I can’t say that the year was devoid of its momentary joys and pleasures. After all, I’ve watched some great movies (on home media, unfortunately, but I still watched them), read some interesting and entertaining books, listened to music I had not listenedContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, January 4, 2023, or: Things That Brought Me Some Joy in 2022”

Old Gamers Never Die: Starting 2023’s Gaming with the Updated ‘Regiments’ in Mobile Defense Mode


Old Gamers Never Die: Tackling the ‘Mobile Defense’ Skirmish in Regiments If you’re a regular visitor to A Certain Point of View, Too, you may remember that late last summer – in the last weeks of August – I purchased Regiments, a real-time tactical game depicting conventional combat in an alternate version of 1989 inContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: Starting 2023’s Gaming with the Updated ‘Regiments’ in Mobile Defense Mode”