Greetings fellow adventurer! This is Kearth, and this is my Korner…er…Corner. Actually, I like Korner.
This area is all about what I want to say—just me. And sometimes what other people want to talk about. But mostly what I want to say. Unless I invite them to say something, and then I am still in control, because this is my Korner.
I have so much great information to share that it would take a whole pile of websites to hold it all. That makes sense, doesn’t it? Of course it does. Anyway, enjoy…
Did you ever notice that how you look at something depends on how you look at it? Think about it for a moment. OK, think about it for another moment, or a couple of moments—that was too quick. Really, go ahead. Think away. Done thinking? Well, I’m not. Because what I said may be easy to understand for some of you, but not for some of me, and I was the one who asked the question. I thought about it a lot the other day and I get it, but I don’t really get it. Get it? Here’s how it works: How you look at something today can be and almost always...read more
One day, Rol had a question for Master DaTerrin. They walked over to a merchant’s shop in the village and Rol directed his uncle’s attention to one outside wall, up near the roof. “I saw this the other day,” said Rol, pointing to a spider’s web, “and it made me pause and think—If I was the owner of the shop and I decided to clean around the outside of the building, would it be acceptable to knock down the spider’s web? That decision would be made knowing that the spider put much effort into building that web, and if I destroyed it, the spider...read more
Hi. Uh…er…Skinny here. This is my first time writing a blog post—at least that’s what Kearth says it is. I’ll take his word for it. What do I know? I’m a ruins hermit. I just know about hermitty things. You can probably tell it’s my first time. Maybe you can’t. But you probably can. But maybe you can’t. Anyway, Kearth asked me to say…er, write…a few words. At first I didn’t know what to write because I’m just a ruins hermit, but then I said to myself, “I’m Skinny, the Ruins Hermit! I must have something to write, right?” (To be...read more
I went on a journey once—you may have heard of it—and even though I traveled through completely unknown lands (at least unknown to me), I felt comforted knowing that I was generally heading in a direction that was familiar. How could that be? I had a map. The actual places I visited were all new to me, such as Tisbetterhere, but many of the locations seemed familiar because I had seen their names on the map I was carrying—the map that helped guide me and reassure me that I was making progress in the right direction as I moved toward my...read more
People often ask me (well…there was that one time I was asked) what it is like to be a hero. They were (that person was) referring to the time I heroically pulled Rol from the ol’ pit of despair, when we first met. It’s funny how sometimes you move on from things and they almost fade from memory. But, in other cases, that doesn’t happen. This is one of those “that doesn’t happen” occasions. I think about it all the time. The truth is…I am a hero. I saved Rol. He was stuck in a pit. I saved him. I used his fifty feet of rope that he left lying...read more
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I thought it would be beneficial to talk about something that I grew up with, but never really appreciated fully, or was very successful doing, until I met my friend Rol. That something is discovering and catching creatures in streams, rivers, creeks, and the like—the like not excluding, but also not necessarily including in this discussion, oceans, seas, lakes, bays, gulfs, ponds, puddles, pools, buckets full of water, or water in the bottom of your boot after accidentally stepping into streams, rivers, creeks, oceans, lakes, etc. (By the...read more
Actually, there is no safe way to crack your knuckles. That’s the truth. Sorry. It’s basically just a bad habit. It may feel as though it provides comfort or a release of some kind, and that may be true for the moment, but over time it can lead to problems in the future, such as weakness in your hands. Have you ever seen a grandparent, or someone younger, having a difficult time buttoning a button or holding on to an object? It may not seem like a concern at this moment, but your health later in life is affected by what you are doing now....read more
This works for kids of all ages, as long as you have teeth and clean thumbnails. Having a nose helps, too, as opposed to a trunk or a beak, although you can use your imagination. The idea here is that you impress (or gross out) others with your ability to crack your nose. It doesn’t actually crack, but they don’t know that, and it can be very effective once you get the hang of it. Works at parties, while waiting for the school bus, when sitting down for meals, and basically any other situation other than a few obvious ones—in church, during a...read more