Tag Archives: social anxiety

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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Trust vs Traffic

I really do try to “enjoy the ride”, I do. I bring along beautiful music to distract, soothe and calm me. I even bring along ideas in my head to mull over – and to distract me. One of the … Continue reading

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Too Quiet in The Attic

I haven’t got a clue what to write about today. I didn’t yesterday either. It’s not as if I sit here pounding my head on the wall trying to shake things around up there, hoping that an “aha” moment will … Continue reading

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Hope

  I want to write about Hope. I had a conversation once with someone who believed that hope was futile, that it did nothing useful; it didn’t put food on the table or pay the bills or build a house … Continue reading

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Aversion To Ambiguity

My first conscious encounter with ambiguity came about 20 years ago when I was trying to have a conversation with the two teenage sons of one of my best friends. We wanted to take them out for supper (a rare … Continue reading

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Cluttered Connections to "Home"

We just returned home after spending the weekend in the area where I graduated from high school in 1974, and where my parents lived from 1972 until my Dad died in 1999. While I’ve never really felt enough of a … Continue reading

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