Mind the Gap: Sometimes you just don’t get settled

When I got back onto campus after a year off for medical leave to treat my depression and anxiety, I had so much energy. The first week I was back, I tackled huge tasks: cleaning out a fridge and pantry overridden with ghosts of tenants past, arranging my room and then re-arranging and re-arranging. When […]


The Elephant in the Room: Musings on being a trash person

On Saturday, I went to the gym (a feat for a Saturday before noon, let me tell you) and intended to shower and then go to the library to get some work done. I sat down in the sad fluorescent light and probably spent about half of the time that I was there looking out […]


Dear Jumbo: FOMO and JOBI

The other night, an old buddy named Fear Of Missing Out, or FOMO, gave me a surprise visit. I was planning to go to a party with a group of good old friends starting at 9:30 p.m. I finished my work at 10 p.m., and by then I was a bit tired. Should I still […]


Persistent balance issues in ‘Hearthstone’ unable to be solved without more developer intervention

After lavishing praise upon Blizzard Entertainment for innovative card design in last fall’s adventure “The League of Explorers,” which is the third adventure Blizzard has released for “Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (2014),” this writer is disappointed that the developers seem to be taking the digital collectible card game (CCG) in a less inspired direction. More specifically, […]


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