I think I just figured out how to describe the peculiar common ground shared by many of the readers and authors of this blog. Not that anyone has asked me. But still. An innocent post led to a very interesting and friendly exchange in the comments. To summarize:
Exhibit A: "Sand Table," USMC
Exhibit B: "Sand Table," Amazon.com
Somewhere in between lies the GeekDad. That and the Lost Temple of Bo-Nong.