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It’s a Small Word, After All

It’s a Small Word, After All

I don’t recall when it was, but back in my younger days, I used to bet people $5 that they couldn’t find the states on the back of a $5 bill.  I even gave them a chance to look it over before accepting the bet.  More often than ...
Families that Play Together, Stay Together

Families that Play Together, Stay Together

Growing up, I recall many nights of the family sitting around the kitchen table having a family night. Sometimes we played card games like Hearts, Spades or spoons. Other times we played board games like Monopoly, Trouble, Sorry, Yahtzee, L ...
Never Too Old for Video Games

Never Too Old for Video Games

When I was a kid, Santa graced us with the holy grail of gifts – an Atari 2600.  We graduated in a Coleco then later a Nintendo 64.  I don’t recall my parents ever having much interest in it.  Why should they since it was just a ...
Where the Worlds of Diego and Risk Collide

Where the Worlds of Diego and Risk Collide

About two years ago, I went through a “Risk” phase.  I played Risk-style games online against players from all over the world.  The site that I frequented utilized several different maps, not just the standard world map like the ...
Small Steps toward the Worlds of MMORPGs

Small Steps toward the Worlds of MMORPGs

Around this house, MMPORPGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games) are the online game of choice. DH usually finds one that he likes then I get hooked. For anyone not familiar with this genre of games, they have evolving storylin ...
Zen and the Art of DS Puzzle Games

Zen and the Art of DS Puzzle Games

Several months ago, my mother-in-law went to visit a friend in the hospital.  He proudly showed off his new game and how it was helping keep his brain active.  When she came to visit us, she told us all about it and said it sounded interest ...
Have a Gun and Not Afraid to Use It.

Have a Gun and Not Afraid to Use It.

Back in 1993 while I was working at our family business, a fancy new game came out where FOUR people could play simultaneously inside the same game on a networked system.  It was a new concept in gaming – the first time players could ...
Look out Food Network. Here We Come!

Look out Food Network. Here We Come!

Our wedding ceremony set the tone for how my marriage would be – simple and thrifty with hints of humor in unsuspecting places.  Father Ken, the priest who married us, shared a tidbit of information that DH had shared with him…  ...
Pick the Chinchilla Out of the Lineup

Pick the Chinchilla Out of the Lineup

When we walk into a pet store, my girls go crazy.  Doesn’t matter the animal, they love it.  If we let them, they would spend hours looking at all the different kinds of fish, reptiles, rodents, birds and dogs/cats if they happen to h ...