During 2010 the 52 Weeks of Geek challenge stretched my understanding of story and the role that story plays in our formation. Because of my year filled with 52 books, 52 movies and 52 games I’ve had the opportunity to meet some great people, be involved in some interesting projects and (hopefully) influence a few lives. 52 Weeks was always meant to be a one year project and yet this site has lingered. Today I am officially placing 52WeeksofGeek.com into archive mode. I’ll leave it up as a artifact of the project but I won’t be adding any further posts.
Around our house lately we have been trying to expand the grocery list. This week we added Bok Choy and Golden Kiwi.
I sauteed the Bok Choy “stem end” in a lightly oiled, ripping hot saute pan. Salt, pepper. Added the Bok Choy leaves and a few sliced zucchinis for good measure. Hit it with some Worcestershire Sauce and Lemon. It was good but needed a touch of something sweet, carmelized onions next time.
The Golden Kiwi is a strange bird (you see what I did there?). Like a typical green kiwi with gold flesh, a pointy nose, less fur and a much less strawberry much more tropical flavor.
I’ve been on vacation for the last few weeks but the podcasts have still been in full swing. This week on Game Store Prophets we talk about our geek heros and craft as a godly pursuit. Tommorow on Guys Can Read we’ll be exploring a strange little book by Kate DiCamillo called The Magician’s Elephant and on Wednesday on the Aftershow we discuss our need for wisdom in a screwed up world.
This week on Guys Can Read Kevin and I talk about Patrick Rothfuss’ smash hit, literary fantasy novel, The Name of the Wind. On the Aftershow the conversation continues and the week closes up with our last (for now) Off the Page, Cowboys And Aliens.
Along with my friend Mike Perna I’m hosting a new podcast called Game Store Prophets. The show is going to focus on the convergence of geek culture and christian spirituality. On the first episode we talk about Dungeons and Dragons and it’s long harried relationship with evangelicalism.