Warcraft Addiction

I admit, I’m addicted to Warcraft. I have never really played computer games, or even the so called ‘console games.’ Computer style games have never been my thing. I’m in love with chess and strategy more than quick reflexes. However, just prior to Warcraft being released to the public, the[…]

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To Buy, or Not to Buy a Smart Phone

I have an older ‘dumb phone.’ At the time I obtained it a couple years ago, I thought it was overkill. It had an MP3 music player and camera built in as well as smart spelling for text messaging. It even had this neat rotating circle of five friends on[…]

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Buying a Refrigerator from CraigsList

The advent of craigslist (online classifieds), has made buying and selling local goods and services remarkably easy. Recently I decided to shop for, and buy, a used stainless steel refrigerator on craigslist. I am a huge fan of craigslist and buy and sell many items there. However, sometimes things don’t[…]

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Children Reading 700+ Page Books

Recently I saw a six year old child reading a 758 page book! I asked myself, what could prompt a child so young to sit for hours reading a book of this size and magnitude? What could be so interesting to pull a kid like that away from television or[…]

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Shades of Gray Philosophy

To see the world in terms of “black and white” is far too common in western culture, particularly when it comes to opinionated individuals moving through either political or religious circles. In my experience these people tend to use their religious affiliation as grounds to tell others what is right[…]

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Coffee Shops, WiFi and Etiquette

I work out of my house and over the last 19 years, there have been many times where I have not left my residence for days at a time. Over the last few years I’ve tried to make a goal of getting out of the house at lease for a[…]

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The Hero Motif

I am a huge fan of movies as well as books. It’s often hard for me to choose between reading a good book or watching an awesome movie; I find equal vlue in both. With movies, I enjoy at multiple levels: stunning cinematography, great special effects, riveting plot, quality acting,[…]

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Avatar Review

Over the new years weekend of 2009 I had the opportunity to see the blockbuster movie Avatar. I had heard it was fantastic with the most amazing special effects. What I didn’t know, is that in addition to amazing effects, it had a powerful and compelling story line. The combination[…]

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