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What I’m Up to This Week: 03/16/18

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Man, the last of winter is flying by. We actually got a little snow this week. Snow is rare here even in the dead of winter. Even less so in March. Still it was neat to see, even if it didn’t stick around long or amount to enough to build a decent snowman. Much of …

Benefits of Play, Hobbies, Board Games & Lego

Why I’d Rather Play Like a European

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I hear you: What the hell is this woman rambling on about now? What is this, “Play like a European business?” Stick with me and you’ll see. First, a couple of definitions: In board games, a distinction is drawn between “Ameritrash” games and Eurogames. While the differences can be nuanced (and vary from person to …

Creativity Boosting & Inspiration, Hobbies, Board Games & Lego, Writing Tips & Career Advice

You Don’t Have to Monetize Every Skill

In today’s culture, in America especially, there is a pressure to monetize every single skill that you possess. It doesn’t matter what it is… It could be something utterly obscure like yak raising. But dammit, if you raise yaks you’d better be making money off of them. It doesn’t matter if you simply want to …

Creativity Boosting & Inspiration, Hobbies, Board Games & Lego, Writing Tips & Career Advice

Better Writing Through Lego

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And now for something a little different… It’s no secret that I’m a huge Lego fan. I have been ever since I was a kid, although I went through a period as a young adult where I believed it wasn’t “cool” and thus shelved my sets. Fortunately, I’m old enough now that I give zero …

Books, Reading, & Libraries, Hobbies, Board Games & Lego, Using & Surviving Social Media

Consumption vs. Reading in the Age of Social Media

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Ever since I joined Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, I’ve been fascinated by the book-related hashtags. There are glorious pictures of books and gigantic personal libraries. But what I wonder is: Are any of these books being read, or are they simply decoration for some sort of idealized reading life? (Which, ironically, is probably cannibalized by …