A is for Ascension

yuriko/ April 1, 2019/ 2019, Blogging Challenge, Games, Hobby/ 0 comments

All right, I thought I had this blog challenge beat!  I was ready a week and a half ago when I posted about it.  I had everything in my head… but then it all fell out of my head before I could write anything down.  Yes, sad face.  So, I’ve been scrambling for the last week at ideas that I

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Looking for a Challenge

yuriko/ March 22, 2019/ 2019, Blogging Challenge/ 0 comments

In an attempt to jump-start the blogging, I thought about what I wanted to talk about. But unfortunately, I don’t seem to think that I have a vast archive of knowledge to share with the world. I doubt anyone really cares about my opinion of Game of Thrones or why drivers should have their headlights on when driving in the

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Hello! from the Other Side

yuriko/ March 19, 2019/ Health, Nonprofit, Volunteer/ 0 comments

I’ve decided to finally bite the bullet to have my own site. I’m not quite sure what I’ll have here, other than my random thoughts or updates on projects. I’m sure I’ll end up with a page of favorite sites or organizations, which deserve recognition. I’m also pretty sure I’ll continue to post about games I’ve played from a casual

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Dice Hate Me

yuriko/ March 15, 2019/ Games, Hobby/ 0 comments

In a previous post, I spoke about how games have changed since your grandparents were your age.  I may be dating myself, here, but I remember growing up with Monopoly, Clue, and Battleship.  These are still popular games today, and yet, people don’t turn to them as the first choice of entertainment?  Why, I asked myself, would mainstream board games

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Create Awesome

yuriko/ March 13, 2019/ Nonprofit, Volunteer/ 0 comments

I borrowed the catchphrase from Roberto Blake. He’s a YouTube creator, whom I stumbled upon the other day while I was looking for some free graphic design tutorial sessions on YouTube. I was very impressed with his video because he had a certain presence that imbued confidence and knowledge. This led me to one of his podcasts, which I am

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Sticker Shock and the Indie Board Game

yuriko/ March 4, 2019/ Games, Hobby/ 2 comments

When you hear the phrase board game, what image springs to mind? Long before I had learned of indie games, I pictured Monopoly, Clue, Sorry!, and Risk… But also Checkers(where my brother always won – I suspected he cheated), Battleship, and Scrabble. And why wouldn’t you think about those games? They’ve been around for decades! They are considered classic board

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Facing My Own Mortality Like a Boss

yuriko/ February 28, 2019/ Health/ 0 comments

When you’re a little kid, even 30 years of age seems like a lifetime away. You experiment with anything and everything, unless your parents were very paranoid protective (like mine were). You jumped off the highest peaks and weren’t afraid of getting hurt. Your bumps and bruises were battle scars that you proudly displayed. But at that age, your body

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It’s Only A Game

yuriko/ February 20, 2019/ Games, Hobby/ 1 comments

I can be very competitive. It’s true. I think it’s part of being human. Some people can do it better than others. And when I say that, I mean good sportsmanship. But, I can totally understand a person if he or she isn’t a good sport. Nobody wants to lose. Nobody likes to lose.  Society – the whole world as

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