As a trainer, the most-dreaded question is “why do I need this.” Especially if the person signed up to take my class. I can tell you then and there, they are going to be obnoxious from here to next week. Everyone remembers in school the question “why do I have to learn _______” whether it… Continue reading Life Memories: The Dime Theory
Ask a gamer why they like the console system of their choice. Most will tell you they picked it because of the hardware inside the case. It has better graphics, more memory, has mod capabilities other models don’t, plays the right apps and games to stay fun and interesting…. the list can go on and… Continue reading Manners: The Console Question
I pity people who don’t love English. I am not ashamed of my love affair with the language. Part of the beauty is in the acceptance the English language has for the nuance and culture which other languages can provide. Oh, I will grant you that sometimes it’s gets a little creepy the way the… Continue reading Writing: My Love Affair with the English Language
I have been a Sims fan since my brother bought me Sims 1. This new game idea, taking SimCity and zooming into the individual lives. Maxis did some cool things in Sims 1, and when Sims 2 came out they had taken some of the best, strongest and fan-favorite themes and grew the series. They… Continue reading Review: Sims 4
I don’t remember the first time I talked about “my bubble.” It might have been middle school. I do know I remember in my young-childhood-life the adults who invaded my bubble space and my reactions to them. Most of them were church-people, well-meaning, and loving people in many ways. But as extroverted adults, some of… Continue reading Manners: My Bubble
I started writing essentially fanfic. I took my five or six favorite books and smooshed them into something “novel”. Sorry for the pun, but at the time I thought I was being entirely original. It was only when I went back to it a few years later I could see what a mockery my “novel… Continue reading Writing: The Story I Want to Read
I could easily talk about Nice Guys, but this guy does a good job of it. I’ll have to write up my explanation of Schrödinger’s Rapist another day because I don’t like that imagery (although there is something important about reminding men to respect women’s boundaries!). There is also a lot to be discussed around intersectional priviledge, but again there is a great walk-through for that discussion (in my opinion).
There is one thing I think so many of these discussions are forgetting …