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I Have to Work Late Because I Played Tales of Xillia 2 All Day …

I had so much work to do today, but I’m going to be up all night finishing it because I … uh … may have spent six or seven hours playing Tales of Xillia 2, which was released last week.  When I woke up, I just didn’t feel like going anywhere or doing anything so I threw on comfortable clothes, grabbed a cup of coffee, made myself a plate of white cheddar, honey, and golden raisins on baguette slices, paired it with a big glass of milk, and went to the living room to lose myself in the world of Rieze Maxia and Elympios.

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Metroid Pixel Art Joshua Kennon

I Captured a Metroid

My youngest sister made our day yesterday by stopping by the house to visit for a few hours.  She had been at the NakaKon convention in Overland Park and saw an 8-bit pixel Metroid collectible she thought I’d love.  She was right.  Upon holding the specimen, I temporarily reverted to a six year old, 1980s-living, NES-dominating beast.  Behold, and listen to the theme if you need some adequate inspiration.

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Final Fantasy XIII Lightning Returns Is Plato’s Euthyphro Dilemma In Drag

Having reached the end of the road in the third installment of the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy, requiring 150+ hours of game play over a four year period to climb the highest levels of power in creation and culminate in a conclusion to the series, I’m struck how the entire thing is really a well-done repackaging of Plato’s Euthyphro dilemma. In case it’s been awhile since you delved into the classics, the philosopher’s famous question posed in Greece more than 2,300 years ago can be summed up as (made singular since a majority of world religions are now monotheistic): Is something “good” because God says it is good, making it dependent upon His will or does God say something is “good” because it is inherently “right”, making goodness independent of His will?

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Loren and Saren Amazon Princess

Loren the Amazon Princess, Pot Roast, and Snow Days

With the holidays concluded, too many Thanksgiving, Christmas, and reunion dinners to count, endless nights with family and friends, and the bulk of the busy season behind us in the businesses, we spent today in our pajamas as the snow fell outside, cooking a pot roast and working on some projects we wanted to finish.  (Technically, we still have one Christmas celebration left, which was postponed until later this week.)

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A Handful of Rare Businesses Enjoy Annuity Streams That Can Generate Cash for Decades

For the past hour, my mind has been on the power of some businesses to capture annuity streams that pay dividends for years, even decades or generations, with very little additional work.  When you can get one of these in your portfolio, they pump out wealth as long as you update them every once in a while.  They are the closest thing to geese laying golden eggs that exist outside of fairy tales.

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