Monthly Archives: April 2011

I bought a standup computer desk

Last month Yahoo ran an article, “The Most Dangerous Thing You’ll Do All Day.”  SPOILER ALERT!:  It is sitting.  Yep.  It cites a study published in 2010 that found that people who sit most of the day are 54-percent more … Continue reading

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Before MMORPGs there were miniatures

My husband introduced me to role-playing games with miniatures.  Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) was one of the more popular game systems, but there were/are a variety of others, including Champions, Savage Worlds, Deadlands, and Necromunda.  The Game Master sets up … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day! I remember the first Earth Day, in 1970.  I was a senior in high school, and we had an assembly outdoors.  People talked about things we could do to be more aware of the environment and lessen … Continue reading

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Discovered: The Michael Teachings

Have not posted much this week, because I discovered the Michael Teachings.  (Thank you, A!)  For some of you this topic may be too “out there,” so you may want to skip this entry.  But if you find yourself interested … Continue reading

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Is suicide selfish?

Recently a young community member committed suicide.  A group of us were talking about how sad it was, and as the group was breaking up, one of them commented that suicide is selfish.  What surprised me was the vehemence in … Continue reading

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Lunchtime escape

Monday was sunny, so at lunchtime I drove out to one of my favorite quiet places in the area.  One of the local dairies has a field where a few buffalo and a few longhorn cattle live.  The buffalo population … Continue reading

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“Home Is Where the Wine Is” (Crazy Aunt Purl)

Back when I was first learning to knit, I looked for easy patterns online, and I discovered Crazy Aunt Purl’s blog.  Crazy Aunt Purl (aka Laurie Perry) grew up in the South, moved to Southern California, and went through a … Continue reading

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