Games

Listmas 2021: 8 Games That Bring the Family Together

For me, the holidays are all about spending time with loved ones. And what better way to enjoy the company than over a game? My family has a long-standing tradition of playing games whenever we visit each other. It started with my grandfather, a math whiz who adored card games. I grew up playing everything… Continue reading Listmas 2021: 8 Games That Bring the Family Together

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What I’m Playing This Month

When life is stressful, I often turn to gaming. There's something comforting about it. In some cases, it's escapism to another world, a chance to leave your problems behind and be a hero in a fantastical land. Other times, it's a way to connect with others through online gaming or couch co-op. Sometimes it makes… Continue reading What I’m Playing This Month

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What I Loved in Video Games in 2020 – Part 2

Welcome back for part 2 of what I loved in video games this year! While 2020 has been one of the toughest years many of us have ever been through, I have to admit that the video games were some of the best in years (despite many delays). Here is Part 1 of what I… Continue reading What I Loved in Video Games in 2020 – Part 2

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What I Loved in Video Games in 2020: Part 1

It's my favorite time of year -- and that means it's time for my favorite blog post of the year, too. As some of you know, every year I write about my favorite video games from the previous 12 months. But instead of creating a simple Top 10 list, I enjoy reflecting on my favorite… Continue reading What I Loved in Video Games in 2020: Part 1

Games, Life

The Joy of Decorating Houses in “Elder Scrolls Online”

This past month I've gotten hooked on the online RPG Elder Scrolls Online. (I know, it took me long enough!) The game has provided me with a fantasy world where I can escape today's sad and worrying news, get some R&R after moving apartments, and spend time with my husband without leaving the house. Additionally, I… Continue reading The Joy of Decorating Houses in “Elder Scrolls Online”

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My 7 Best RPGs of the Decade

It's that time of year for round-ups of our favorite video games -- and since we're officially wrapping up 2019, we can look back at the entire decade of games! In reflecting on my list of most memorable games in the past 10 years, I can't help but pay special tribute to role-playing games. RPGs… Continue reading My 7 Best RPGs of the Decade

Books, Life

My Identity Crisis with the Harry Potter Sorting Hat Quiz

Lately I've been diving back into Harry Potter. I'm going through some changes in my life -- I'll fill you in soon! -- and that leads to stress, which leads to this need for something familiar. Something safe. That's where Harry Potter comes in. A lot of people say they re-read the Harry Potter books or watch the… Continue reading My Identity Crisis with the Harry Potter Sorting Hat Quiz

What's New

What’s New – Fresh Start in 2021

Happy New Year, readers! I hope everyone has had a healthy and restful transition into the new year 2021. Obviously last year was, for most people, pretty terrible. And this past week, in the United States, we have faced difficult days. I won't get into politics here, but I do want to wish everyone a… Continue reading What’s New – Fresh Start in 2021