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Are you ready for Christmas?

I would love to stop feeding the consumerist orgy

Red and green gift boxes

"Are you ready for Christmas?"

I get asked this question often. I ask it, too. Around the holidays, it seems to be a run-of-the-mill inquiry, like "What's goin' on?" or "How are you?"

Christmas seems to be something we "do." We are busy "doers."

When I ask people how they're doing, a very common response is, "Good. Real . . .

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December 21, 2018

Screen time squabbles: Dad versus kids

I let my son decide his own consequence for a video game infraction. He made a pretty mature decision

Atari 2600 video game console

When I was a kid, I really liked to play video games. I grew up on an Atari 2600. The games were two-dimensional, blocky, with bleeps and blurts. It was good fun. Asteroids, Missile Command and Defender were my favourites. Yars' Revenge was pretty cool, too.

I liked the Atari so much, as an adult, I bought an Atari Flashback . . .

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August 17, 2018

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