I describe myself as a Game Design Fan Boy. I really enjoy getting to know game designers and seeing what they are working on. I've been associated with the hobby games industry for a while - some may remember my days wearing my magic Rabbit hat, or my time as Sales Director for R&R Games. I've been playing games as long as I can remember, and have been a very regular visitor to BGG since I first heard of it.
Some things I'm thinking about:
"Critics who treat adult as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up."
-C.S. Lewis "On Three Ways of Writing for Children" (1952)
"Gaming isn't about rolling dice and moving your piece around a track. Gaming is about interaction, decisions, and social skills." Alan R. Moon
"When playing a game, the goal is to win, but it is the goal that is important, not the winning." Reiner Knizia