Monthly Archives: December 2010

December 22, 2010 – A game never played.

The giving away of games continues today. I got this Cranium game a few years ago — but never had the chance to play it. It goes on the RID pile today. I loved Cranium’s corporate mission when it started, … Continue reading

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Maybe I’m becoming one.

“Irvine makes a convincing case that the ancient Stoics, far from being humorless individuals who silently suffered a life of privation and discomfort, were actually curious scholars and experimenters who sought to optimize their appreciation of life. Not only that, … Continue reading

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December 21, 2010 – Musings on “the after.”

I miss my old home in Seattle sometimes. I especially miss the first years I lived there, from 1989-1994 — when Seattle changed from “You’re moving where?” to “Man, that’s so cool! Seattle seems so great!” Nothing defines that time … Continue reading

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December 20, 2010 – Quite an operation.

The giving away of games continues today with Operation. I’ve always felt that this game is a bit of a game with no purpose. Sure, you can work to remove some of the parts of the patient – but does … Continue reading

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December 19, 2010 – Your move.

Today, I start giving away games…seems appropriate since Christmas season tends to be the only time I play them. I give this game of checkers away to the RID pile today…one of these easiest RIDs I’ve done to date. Why? … Continue reading

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December 18, 2010 – A note on fiction.

I never read fiction anymore. As a kid, I used to love horror novels (Stephen King being tops on the list.) But now, I only read non-fiction and/or humor. I think I get enough fiction through the media (if you … Continue reading

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December 17, 2010 – Puzzle me this.

In preparation for my holiday plans, I’ve been looking within the box I’ve kept which includes puzzles, games, and the like. Today, the puzzles go. I’ve never really been a big fan of puzzles — but I have found that, … Continue reading

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December 16, 2010 – We all have our VICEs.

If you’ve never seen VICE magazine, check out an issue. These books are both “best of VICE” collections. One, a collection of some of their best articles. The other is the best of their DOs and DON’Ts collection where they … Continue reading

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December 15, 2010 – CDs, the J’s.

CD day today! The Highlights: Jay-Z — Nothing to say other than “I’m not a businessman, I’m a BUSINESS, man!” Jayhawks – It took me quite a while to warm up to these guys — but man, once I did… … Continue reading

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December 14, 2010 – The Cuba RIDs – Some old shirts.

Today ends the items I’m leaving in Cuba. These shirts, all of which I like, but I just don’t wear nearly enough anymore…are headed to the RID pile. I brought them along to Cuba, just in case I needed to … Continue reading

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