5 Myths About Video Games

5 Myths About Video Games

I think I’ve well established the fact that I’m a gamer. I like experiencing stories, whether it be puzzling it out through a point-and-click or making the tough choices thrown my way in an RPG. Despite the growing popularity of the gaming industry, people still cling to certain myths surrounding the media. 1. Violent Video …

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Leave Only Footprints

Leave Only Footprints

The one time I went snorkeling was probably the single most amazing thing I’ve ever done in my life. Snorkeling was our second off-resort adventure in Belize. Instead of leaving on a bus, we left on a boat. But first we took a trip to the surf shop to get fitted for flippers and masks. …

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Under the Sun

Under the Sun

The saying goes that there’s nothing new under the sun (and maybe there isn’t). That’s why a truly original idea is worth it’s weight in gold. Why everyone and their brother will hurry to snap it up and why everyone who discovers it will instantly try to duplicate it. As a writer, originality is something …

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More Kitchen Fun

More Kitchen Fun

A few weeks back I made a list of my favorite slow-cooker recipes cobbled together from various social media and blogs I read. My slow-cooker is convenient, but I don’t use it every night. So in the spirit of fairness, here are some non-slow-cooker favorites we’ve added to our meal rotation of late. Funeral Sandwiches …

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Maiden of the Rock

Maiden of the Rock

While we spent a lot of time on the beach in Belize, it wasn’t the (sole) reason we visited the country. We took three ventures off-resort. The first was to see a Mayan ruin located about 80 miles west of Belize City. It was about a three hour drive from the resort, but well worth …

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Who Are You Writing For?

Who Are You Writing For?

I haven’t written about writing in awhile. Not because I don’t have anything to say, because I worry talking too much about it will annoy people. But I’ve noticed a lot of talk about this topic recently, and I feel I can speak from personal experience. I follow Neil Gaiman on Tumblr. People tend to …

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DIY Jewelery Organizer

DIY Jewelery Organizer

Now that our basement is finally fixed, we’ve set to work organizing the house the way we’d like it. We’ve sort of lived with everything where it fit in the year and a half since the disaster. We tackled the bedroom first. One of the problems I wanted to solve was jewelry storage. I have …

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Airplane Adventures

Airplane Adventures

Writing about my recent trip to Florida reminded me of another vacation I never wrote about. It was before I started this blog and at a point in my life where, due to various time constraints, I had stopped journaling. It’s the kind of once-in-a-lifetime experience I’ve always wanted to do justice in writing. Before …

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Be Who You Are

Be Who You Are

Sometimes while browsing the Internets, I come upon posts that make me sigh or roll my eyes, usually where people have over-examined a concept, movie or kid’s show to the point where I can’t take their conclusion seriously. And I preface this post in such a way because I fear I may be treading that …

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When in Rome

When in Rome

I’ve already written about my epic journey to becoming a Canadian. While Canada and the US aren’t all that different, there are a few surprises in store for those who make the move. There are always the minor things of course; new restaurant and grocery store chains, strange commercials, the overwhelming desire to apologize to …

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