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Rock nostalgia

I’ve been listening to albums that I had on very heavy rotation about 20 years ago, this week. I’m not sure what this rock nostalgia indicates for me, although I still like many of these albums. The first band I revisited was Pearl Jam. I was really into them during my university years, and went […]

Grey elephants performing at a circus

The Greatest Showman

Our daughter has been asking to watch The Greatest Showman for a few weeks. We watched the movie over the weekend, and it was wonderful.

Child looking at a tablet device

Screen time for kids during a pandemic

Back when we were in a “normal” routine, our kids’ screen time was pretty limited during the week. We only permitted them to use their phones and computers for school-related tasks during the week. On weekends, they could play (there’s a limit on the Nintendo Switch, mostly as an experiment) for as long as their […]

Sam Riegel and Liam O'Brien chatting on YouTube

Enjoying Sam and Liam talking about stuff

I noticed a new(ish) video podcast, AWNP Unplugged, with Critical Role’s Sam Riegel, and Liam O’Brien. It’s terrific, I’m enjoying it. They’re basically just connecting, and chatting about the pandemic, the importance of being connected to each other, and more. I’m sitting on one of our couches, blogging random stuff, and enjoying the conversation. I […]

Hand holding Dungeons and Dragons polyhedral dice

Tempted by an older Monster Manual edition

I popped on to the Book Depository site to check out the availability of the D&D Monster Manual, and spotted a 12 year old edition: I don’t think I ever used that older edition, it’s not available, but I still felt a little tempted!  Even though I prefer digital formats when it comes to […]

Israeli flag

“Those flags gave me hope”

My wife recently wrote a post about our city’s annual tradition of putting up flags ahead of Israel’s Independence Day. Apparently someone raised concerns on Facebook about how this extra cost was wasted in light of the need for more resources to combat COVID-19. These flags aren’t an annual exercise in vanity and frivolity, they […]

Peaceful lakeview

Comforting familiarity

Jamie Rubin wrote about waning motivation, and comforting familiarity yesterday – Maybe it is familiarity during a time of uncertainty that I find comforting. The unknowns pull the levers of anxiety. Because of this, I have to limit myself to thinking about today and not worrying too much about what may happen tomorrow. When I […]

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