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Also, you might look into this item if you wish to visit here
regularly.  I'm as annoyed at Tripod's
Popup policy as you are, chum.  50Megs isn't much better.

Hi, Stranger (or welcome back if I know you).  This is my website. This is a personal site, as distinguished from my gazillion other hobby sites. I put a lot of junk up on the web; so much so I've forgotten where a lot of this stuff is. Even so, I'll try to keep it organized here-- I'll try to organize this site like a virtual site map.

Hullo, Visitor 

You will probably need to turn on Java to view certain features of this website.

NAVIGATION NOTES: To navigate this site, simply click on the appropriate magic ball on the side menu.  A blue label will tell you what choice you have made.  The silver ball returns to the page you are reading now.(HOME) Menu EXAMPLE

An Active  Menu Choice changes color into a RED ball. This may take you to a page with a larger Menu Ball Set acting like a sub-menu; for instance, since I have a ton of hobbies, the HOBBYIST! link requires its own menu. 

The leaves are falling, a chill is in the air. Autumn is in full swing.

Thick as autumnal leaves that strow the brooks
In Vallombrosa, where th’ Etrurian shades
High over-arch’d imbower
. -- John Milton

I'm plain...  VERY plain.

Your Humble Webmaster, ARF-ing.

For those of you who don't know me all that well, I start a beard on the Winter Solstice, and shave it off on the Vernal Equinox.  I kept it a little longer this year to serve as a referee for THE AMISH RAKE FIGHT this year, an event I put on with Bob Giglio at Cold Wars 2002.  Here's a couple more Rakefighting action pics: Bob | Walt


Due to TRIPOD's extremely limiting restrictions on file size and bandwidth, I'm expanding my minor corner of Cyberspace over to another server (and another free service) called  This will cause more pop-up ads.  I apologize for this in advance.  I know they are damnably annoying.    Anyway, check THE 50MEGS MIRROR of the mrnizz.tripod site out, much of the material here will migrate there.  I'll figure out how to bounce back and forth between them.  Again, I'm sorry about the inconvenience, but Tripod has gone from being a wonderful free webhost site to a very limted one in the space of a year;  I used to have 25 MB space here, now I have 10, and this site routinely is shut down by bandwidth restrictions levied by Tripod.  This is a blatant attempt to get me to spend money on their commercial services, and the worst kind of arm-twisting.  I won't do it!  So, do visit:


The Daily Chess problem. Click on the graphic to speed you there.

See ALTRUISTIC Walt, Volunteering at the cash register at Fall IN 2001 .. and also at Cold Wars 2002 I think Major Bill thinks I'm photogenic or something.  At least you can see the annual Beard Project in action. 


What's New?  FREE Werewolf card set over in 50Megs on the Boardgames page. 

UPDATE!! Added some major updates to the boardgaming page.  Go to HOBBIES-> BOARD

I have some VSF vehicles in the works that I'll be posting in Victoriana as soon as my digital camera is working again.

I also have a gameday recap and an ARF page I'm working on.

 Wacky Net Stuff

Check out this useful link to send to annoying people.

She-Male or Male? 
You make the Call! 

The Man on the World Trade Center Pictures 

check out

While you're at it, give THIS GUY a

Stick Figure Death Theater always gives me a laff...

Also, this isn't on this site, but you NEED to check out this
tugboat captain.  

Take a break and check out
the birdies ...

Hey, SIGN THE GUESTBOOK, couldja?  I like hearing from people.

Walts on the Weeeeb!

View My Guestbook
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Go ahead, sign it.  You know you want to.

Contacting Walt

I'm a bit paranoid about privacy on the web, which is natural when you consider I get about 100+ junkmail messages a day, many of them pretty tasteless.  So I'm not going to make it easy for a webspider to leech my email address.  So if you really need to reach me, remove the obvious from this line:

hotspur  at

Obviously, the all caps statement would be a candidate for removal, and you will need to change an ampersand for the 'at'.   You get the idea.

Other Sites that Walt Tends

The PBeM Emporium (Playing Games by Email)

The Northern Virginia Gamers Club Page