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Keep calm and play on

Whether you’re a video game player curious about other gamers or a non-gamer wondering why people play, this survey is for you. “2021 Essential Facts About the Video Game Industry,” […]

LG and Square Trade: Never again

*** Warning: Lengthy Consumer Rant *** This is a smart LG television (OLED55B8PUA, 2018 model): This is the 13-page Square Trade extended warranty on that television: I strongly suggest you […]

One ringy dingy

Telephones. Love ’em or hate ’em. At various times in my life, I’ve done both. As a teen, starting with something like the black one in the picture, I could […]

Xcel cares

It’s been a few years since I’ve ranted about Xcel increasing its rates yet again, so here we go. Feel free to stop reading now; I won’t be offended. You […]

It’s the Fourth of July, 2021

Fireworks in Washington and across the country Fireworks of all kinds, for so many reasons, and too many very short fuses … Please celebrate safely, responsibly, considerately, and legally  

The intransigence of hate, 2021

(Previously published in 2017) I first wrote about the intransigence of hate in our society back in 2009, and then again in 2010. And I’m sorry to see the topic is just […]

Fire and sunflowers

Can you believe it’s July already? Sure, time and tide wait for no one, but we’re halfway through 2021! That long-awaited end to our Lost Year was six months ago. […]