My Name is Amanda Vere

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I am writing this whole pathetic, ridiculous story out in an effort to purge my overwhelming frustration. I am aware that in the grand scheme of things, this is not a real problem, but...UGH! Here is the story, in mind-blowing detail. This year, my family and I started to really get into board games. Not dice-rolling, luck games like Monopoly or Life, but more strategic cooperative games like Pandemic Legacy and eurogames like Carcassonne. The kids love them, the adults love them: everyone is happy. In May 2017, I saw a kickstarter for a huge game called Gloomhaven and because it looked amazing, I decided to order it, in spite of the hefty price tag. It had a scheduled delivery date of August 2017. When it came time to select…
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We Are Warriors

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Today Daniel and I were chatting and after some reflection and reminiscing, Daniel got very quiet. I asked him what was wrong and he said, “Our lives are so sad!” I told him that we had lived through some difficult things, but that what we should always remember was that we survived, that we made it through. “We are warriors,” I told him. He was quiet for a second and then said, “Thank you for these inspiring words. I will remember them my whole life.” That kid is one million. He breaks my heart in the best possible way.
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