Category: Writers

Gamer’s Year in Review — 2018

For all of my years playing video games, I’ve never kept a record of when I started playing a particular title. In retrospect, it would be nice to have some documentation of my first impression of whatever game I’ve played, as well as keep track of which titles I’ve played. I’m certain that there are …

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My 2019 To Do List

“When at first you don’t succeed, try try again.” — Frederick Maryat   In 2018, I resolved to read one book each month, but I came up short reading only nine. I accomplished my second resolution of entering a writing contest. I didn’t win, but it was worth the effort to prove I could complete …

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Things I Learned from Playing Video Games

There have been many times over the course of my life where I’ve heard people say, “Playing games rots the brain,” or “Get out and do something productive.” As a child or teenager, I didn’t care to listen. Nor did I want anything to take away from my hours of gameplay. As an adult looking …

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Don’t Tell Me What to Do!

“I’m a dreamer so don’t tell me not to dream.” (1) On the GMA television show November 8, 2018, I heard Martin Garrix, singer, and Mike Yung, guitarist, perform a powerful song, “Dreamer.” The lyrics began with that poignant plea, “don’t tell me not to dream.” While listening, I couldn’t stop my tears from flowing. …

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Just Google It, Grammie

I miss the days of finding information in my family’s World Book Encyclopedia. Using these reference books to complete a homework assignment took much longer than it should have. Why? Because I’d continue reading about whatever subject I’d accidently run across while looking for the information I needed to complete my report.   As an …

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