This Day in Blogging History: Gygax explains why you shouldn't celebrate Christmas; Arcade Mania book; Mark's back from Rarotonga

One year ago today

Gary Gygax explains why Christians shouldn't celebrate Christmas: Gary approached Christianity as a system with rules, which he researched and explored through a strict historical lens. If his readings differed from mainstream conventions, he was never one to bow to popular opinion.

Five years ago today

Arcade Mania by Brian Ashcraft and Jean Snow: There's a whole new set of human experience happening inside Japan's game centers and it's just as varied and weird and surprising as you could hope it would be.

Ten years ago today

Happy Holidays!: On January 1, 2003, Carla and I decided we would sell our house and move with our two daughters to the South Pacific.