Monthly Archives: August 2012

What I’ve Learned By Playing Online Games

So I admit it. I play online games. LOTS of online games. Not as much as I used to a few years ago, but enough to feel ready to meander into a blog about it. I first started playing online … Continue reading

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Managing Sad Days

Everyone feels sad at various times in their lives. According to Wikipedia, the single mood people generally put most effort into shaking is sadness. Sadness is a normal emotion, even in children, usually in response to loss of some kind. … Continue reading

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A Delicious Day

For some people, their favourite day is a birthday or Christmas. While I like those days too, my very favourite kind of day is the one where I wake up in the morning with nothing whatsoever on the calendar or … Continue reading

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Women’s Heart Attacks: Signs and Symptoms

So, in response to the news today of Rosie O’Donnell’s sudden heart attack,  I decided to put together a montage of heart attack symptoms from various web sites. I won’t be going into detail, just listing the symptoms as I … Continue reading

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Being Called By Name

There are zillions – no, kazillions – of things that my Mom told me over my lifetime that I will always remember, but there is one conversation that we had that will probably haunt me more than any other for … Continue reading

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Do I Want Cheese With That Whine?

First, my sincerest apologies for writing a whiny blog today. But they’re all ganging up on me, and so I thought the best way to get rid of them is to air them out in the open light of day. … Continue reading

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In Memory of Elvis

Do you remember where you were that day? I do. I was working as a camp counselor at a children’s residential summer camp. I remember how we all crumpled into devastated sobbing, huddling together, singing our favourite Elvis songs and … Continue reading

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