Friday, October 28, 2016

The Nature of Magic is Change

Change is a hard thing to handle for humans, because we're creatures of habit. 

Much like Magic, life is full of change.  Standard rotates.  The tier decks of Modern change or get banned.  Reprints are happening more frequently now. 

But we still are the same people, we're still learning, growing, surviving the day to day.  So why don't we like change? 

Well, because it brings with it the unknown, and the chance of failure, suffering, and loss.

But change is constant, and essential, for a fulfilling experience in life.  I'm following a quote that Steve Jobs said at a graduation, you can find the video about it here:

Stay hungry, stay foolish.

To keep striving, to keep growing, we can't give up and settle if we want to grow, to expand, to see more of this beautiful experience we call life.  

And so it is in magic, magic stories, and life.  Stay hungry.  Stay foolish. Try new things.  Adopt new strategies. Be friendly to different people, and never stop reading and learning!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Reading and the worlds books contain

I'm going to ramble a bit, mainly because the Magic Storyline has been very good in recent months, but also because I'm taking part in a reading competition this year.

You can find it at:

So many people don't take the time to read these days, and that worries me. 

Many of the readers her are Magic players, people who go to social events to compete in a game of strategy, luck, reading, math, and fantasy.  The storyline is told in articles, and develops entire worlds for us to experience.

And that sort of reading is just something I feel that games, movies, and TV simply cannot convey as well in my experiences in the recent months.

Reading lets people engage with worlds and thoughts and characters on so much deeper of a level than I've felt with movies and games.

And people always say: the book is better than the movie.   Don't take that lightly- if you don't enjoy reading, I don't blame you- everyone has their own likes and dislikes.

And if you need inspiration to read, try some incentives, follow your passion in stories, or get recommendations of good authors you may like.  A book can truly be a portal to another world.