‘Nancy Drew: Labyrinth of Lies’ – A Video Game Review

[00:00:01] Today, I’m doing something a little bit different. I’m reviewing a video game. It’s a mystery video game and it’s made by Her Interactive, and I have to tell you right up front to be honest that I’m being paid to talk about the product. So just so we’re clear on that. But this is an honest review of this mystery game: Nancy Drew: Labyrinth of Lies, which is pretty cool. So let me show you the features of this game. (See the video below.)  (more…)

Escape to the Oregon Coast

Traveling to Oregon is usually something we do in the summer. But, we decided to brave the elements for another family reunion. We also decided to jointly rent a place on the Oregon coast.

Despite the fact that my Botox injections for dystonia seemed to have done nada, I gathered my strength (and tried not to freak out about the whole thing), packed a bag, and made the plane trip without passing out or falling down a set of stairs or escalator. Something I’ve done before—anyway, I made it alive and (mostly) well.

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Do You Want to Write for a Living?

Many people think that it is awesome to write for a living. I won’t say it’s a bad way to live, but making a career in writing takes time and effort. And making money at it also takes time and effort.

There is an awful lot of advice out there (you know, “out there” 🙂 ) about what it takes to make a living as a writer. For my own part, luck has played a huge role in my own writing journey. However, you know what they say about making your own luck.  The answer is, “Yes, you can!”

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How Not to be Successful

 

We live now in times of incredible distraction. Everywhere we look there are success stories. Along with that are stories of people who overcame incredible odds to succeed at something or other, despite an infirmity or life-changing event of some sort or other. And we want to be successful, too.

We see these stories and think, “Oh, I wish I could be them” or “Thank God I’m not them.”

Either way, we’re doing a form of comparison that’s unhealthy for us.

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