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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Hanging Around Town

Hanging Around Town

I’ve talked a lot about my recent trip to Florida (and hopefully I haven’t bored too many people with it). While we spent a lot of time in theme parks, we also took the time to enjoy other local attractions. My friend, Rowena, has a knack for finding the most interesting stops in any location, …

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The Quiet of the Mind

The Quiet of the Mind

I know many people who claim they don’t dream. Science tells us we dream, on average, about five times every night. We dream every time we pass through the REM cycle of sleep. But many people don’t remember their dreams. When they wake, those nighttime images pass from notice. Sometimes something a person says or …

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Slow-Cooker Delights

Slow-Cooker Delights

Awhile back I mentioned I live by my slow cooker. There’s something appealing about throwing a bunch of ingredients in there in the morning and having a meal when we get hungry in the evening. What I love most is modifying recipes to taste and still ending up with an excellent dinner with minimal effort. …

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Dance Party Magic

Dance Party Magic

The Magic Kingdom is simultaneously my favorite and least favorite Disney park. Most of the Magic Kingdom is meant for kids, but it’s also the heart of Disney, the heart of my childhood, the place where all the movies I loved as a kid come to life. But it’s the hottest of all the parks …

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Try Again Later

Try Again Later

The May 2012 launch of the long awaited Diablo sequel introduced video game fans to the insidious Error 37, which looks to become a staple of the industry. For those unfamiliar with Error 37, I’ll back up. When Blizzard introduced the sequel to their popular Diablo franchise some dozen years after the release of the …

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Those Who Follow

Those Who Follow

I’m not a social media guru. I can’t and won’t claim to be. I’ve been poking around the Twitterverse for about a year, and I’ve learned a lot. There are tons of posts on how you can grow your Twitter following; this isn’t one of them. People use Twitter for a variety of reasons. Some …

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The Fanny Pack Fiasco

The Fanny Pack Fiasco

As I mentioned in my last vacation post, my recent trip to Florida included my first trip to Universal Studios. Our second day at the park started at the customer service desk. The Gryffindor friend I mentioned in my last post purchased a t-shirt from the Islands of Adventure park which needed to be exchanged. …

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