New Dungeons & Dragons Rules Embrace Diverse Gender Identities, Sexual Orientation

Yep, I'm that kind of geek. I first played Dungeons & Dragons — the original edition — back in high school in the early 80s. Now my son plays. I was thrilled, therefore, to discover that the new version of D&D, which officially launches next week, is clearly and deliberately inclusive of a diverse range of gender identities, gender expressions, and sexual orientations....more

You Are Officially Old: Tetris Turns 30 Today

I've been struggling a little bit with turning 40 this week, by which I mean I've been dragging my body through the kitchen while I cook dinner moaning things like, "I'm turning all corpse-y." But nothing has made me feel older than finding out that today is the 30th anniversary of Tetris. ...more
uppoppedafox BlogHer so many shapes, so little time.more

What We Could Learn From Our Kids

There has been one story recently that grabbed my attention. It affected me deeply. Something about it made me thinking why don’t we take our little kids seriously?Why do we tend to call their ideas and fantasies childish and never listen to them?...more

Actual Rules from "The Game of Life" vs. Actual Life

Do you remember playing the Game of Life, as a kid? Remember the little plastic cars and the pink and blue people pegs? Remember when you still had a chance to win? If you knew then what you know now,you would have stayed in Candy Landand let the adults assemble as required. ...more

Jumping Jacks

There was a little girl who liked to play jacks. Playing jacks was the best. She could play by herself and have fun, or she could play with a friend or several friends. There were different variations of the game, continue reading ...more

Game Theory

Want to play a game? Sure you do! We like games, don’t we? First, we need to decide what kind of games we like or otherwise it won’t be much fun.Me, I’ve never been a fan of “Risk.” I can see very plainly that others enjoy this game very much (Putin comes to mind) and it’s still on the shelves so somebody is buying it. It’s just not my kind of game. I guess winning isn’t worth the effort to me. (Same thing with Chess. Apparently I’m not the conquering type.) ...more

Gamers Start Small & Grow

Gamers Start Small & GrowThere are people who are very dismissive of games and gamers.  ~Jane McGonigal...more

What type of cook are you?

So, the new year is one week old - how many resolutions have you broken? Did your Dry-uary non-drinking pledge hit a stumbling block at the weekend? Did you lose track of how many calories you were counting once they hit double digits? Did you have an unfortunate episode with Lycra that's put you off ever associating with it in public again? ...more

Day 22 - Games

Cross posted on my blog:http://caldreamsquirrel.blogspot.com/2013/11/day-22-stress-relief.html  **Views do not reflect any physician group, hospital, or any professional institutions or associations with which I am affiliated.  ...more

It's All Sweet Until You Hit Level 350 on Candy Crush

You didn't think I was going to write every day in November without at least one post about Candy Crush, did you? It would probably be impossible. Especially when I have been stuck on a level for what feels like forever, and I have to talk about it with someone who will really care. Or someone whose eyes I can't see rolling as the words Candy Crush leave my lips. ...more
I'm so stuck on level 350, I swear I'm going to quit! Help!!!!!!more