Thursday, September 5, 2013

Native American Poem

THE FIRE OF LIFE

As I write these words on this page I am reminded of the time before paper existed before we had discovered America. The people of America roamed the planes and mountains of the great land striving to survive the many dangers of North America.


The fire was flickering,
The fire was dying,
And a child’s life sighing,
He lay upon a cliff that was slowly sagging,
In the depths of a great pit,
Of people that have never seen the light of the great land that is America
Now the fire is dying and the child’s life sighing


A child’s mind rethought the time,
When all people of this time had said that this is the land of the people,
That has survived the dangers of America.
Now the fire is dying and the child’s life sighing.

Now that the people of the great land are dying,
And death’s face is smiling,
 At the people of the great land of America.
Now the fire is dying and the child’s life sighing.
When the people of the great ship came,
 Their bone white skin blazing,
The fire’s breath sighed
As the fire’s life died.
Now the fire is dying and the child’s life sighing.

by Oliver Pflaum 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

AMERICA AS IT WAS

AMERICA AS IT WAS

America is but a place.
A place of wilderness,
A place of green fertility,
 The place of many legends,
 But still a place.
I am here to tell you
About this place.

America is the home of great happenings.
Of stories yet untold,
Of people that make the legends of America real to behold.
But as I talk about this place,
This place of legends,
I will sadly say of great happenings holding sway.
For great wars are being fought,
And great people dying,
For this great land is but sighing,
In the fields of dying America.

By Oliver Pflaum

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Sunday, September 1, 2013

County fair

Hi. Sorry about the delay with my posts but right now I
am selling books at the county fair and i have to be there 12 hours a day so I have not been able to post.  But here it is pictures of some of the books and coasters I have made.

see you bye bye.

ollie
daily dog







Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Short Message

Hi. This is just a quick post that I'm going to try to do one post everyday from now on. Check back tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by. That's it. Bye.

Monday, August 26, 2013

The planeswalkers of Magic the gathering 2014 core set.

for magic the gathering fans.
There's no virtue in subtlety—at least not as far as the fire-mage Chandra Nalaar is concerned. Impulsive, passionate, and short-tempered, she's as ready to explode as the pyromantic spells of her ever-growing repertoire. Chandra's spark ignited when she was still quite young, and as she has grown, so have her abilities as a wielder of fire magic and as a planeswalker.

As a source of immense and unpredictable power, authority figures have sought to restrict and control Chandra, which comes into direct conflict with her need for independence and freedom. As Chandra's wild inner fire comes in contact with world after world of rules and strictures, the results are sure to be explosive.


Garruk is a hunter to the core, a planeswalking predator whose hunting ground is the entire Multiverse. Gripped with a need to test his might and resolve against greater and greater challenges, his life's calling has become an endless hunt of the most ferocious and dangerous game that each plane can offer.
So far Garruk's travels have brought him experiences and trials he never could have imagined. The dangers he's faced have forced his abilities in druidism and creature summoning far past their prior limits, and each day his collection of trophies grows. But recently he's faced a new kind of prey: a fellow planeswalker.
This is new territory for Garruk. Never before has his quarry been so crafty, so resourceful, or so elusive. Garruk's true hunt has just begun.

Curiosity has always gotten the better of Jace Beleren. As a magical prodigy, he delved into lessons of sorcery deeper than the other students in mage academies, and succeeded to the point that even his instructors were suspicious of him. As a specialist in mind magic, he uses his abilities to gaze into the minds of others, discovering even closely guarded secrets. This practice has led him into danger more than once. In fact, his mind magic has helped him discover the existence of planeswalkers and of worlds beyond his own, opening his eyes to an even greater scope of secrets.
Now that Jace's own Planeswalker spark has ignited, his curiosity has begun to take him deep into the Blind Eternities, the chaotic void that holds all the planes of the Multiverse. Jace has finally found a milieu vast enough to satisfy his thirst for knowledge.
Jace now faces the same problem of every exceptional being: the temptations of power. His skills in illusion, mind-reading, and even memory modification have flourished during his travels, and they've helped him gain ever broader access to the secrets he craves.
Jace's travels have taken him back to Ravnica, where he once honed his abilities as a mind mage while working for an interplanar organization called the Infinite Consortium. Now that Jace has returned, the ten guilds have returned to prominence, and guild intrigue has reached new heights. Jace suspects a deep conspiracy involving the dragon Niv-Mizzet, a plot that leads to secrets so dangerous that Jace's mind magic might get him into more trouble than it's worth.

Beautiful, cunning, and ambitious to a fault, Liliana Vess is quietly one of the Multiverse's most magnetic dangers. Liliana's dark charisma is undeniable—she's agelessly striking and sharp as the edge of a razor.
Liliana Vess's most formative experience was her pact with demonic forces. As Liliana faced the limits of her human lifespan, her health and power were waning. She contacted powerful demon lords, and one dark deal later, she was restored to her height of power and beauty. Today she appears to be in her 20s, but in truth she's over a century old.
Liliana's ambition has led her to interact with beings from all over the Multiverse, but ultimately, Liliana Vess's first love is Liliana Vess. She's convinced that everyone's in it for themselves just as she is, but that she's just a little better at playing the game than everyone else.

Ajani Goldmane is torn between his leonin ferocity and his sense of justice. He was born as an outcast within his own family, an albino leonin never accepted by the rest of his pride. The only person who cared about him was his brother Jazal, the leader of their pride and Ajani's inspiration. Ajani had always shown potential as a mage and healer, but had assumed his main calling was to be a warrior in Jazal's service. The day that Ajani's brother was assassinated by unknown forces was the day that Ajani's planeswalker spark ignited, and everything changed.
No longer could Ajani worry about his tiny problems of social acceptance. His quest to discover his brother's killer has led him into a tangle of intrigue woven by mysterious forces, forcing him to broaden his skills as a warrior and to unlock new potential within himself. Ajani teeters on the edge between principled justice and bloody revenge as everything he once knew crumbles around him.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Indian Ladder State Park

Here are some pictures I took yesterday. As you can see, there are a lot of fossils to find there. Tomorrow I will have a special post. Check back tomorrow, something different. 







Sunday, August 4, 2013

6 moves, no way

I checked Artemis Fowl, The Arctic Incident, out of the library. It's a good book but on page 49 it says that Artemis beat a grandmaster in 6 moves.

That's impossible! The shortest game with a grandmaster was 17 moves. No way to do it in 6 moves. Someone does not know much about chess. 

Thursday, July 11, 2013