Podcasts, Words of Jen 0 comments on The Dragon is on Fire – Episode 038

The Dragon is on Fire – Episode 038

In this episode, I read to you a piece of writing I wrote in 2009. It is about something that happened while I was working at my very first summer job – at an amusement park – in the late 1980’s.

I read “The Dragon is on Fire” in episode 038 of Words of Jen.

If you enjoyed this blog post please consider supporting me at PayPal.me. Thank you!

Podcasts, Words of Jen 1 comment on The Dragon is on Fire

The Dragon is on Fire

I wrote this piece in 2009 on the blog of a podcast that I used to do (and that no longer is online).  This piece of writing is about real events that happened decades ago, at my first job.

The amusement park I worked at hired teenagers, and didn’t put much effort into training them before handing them the keys to one of the rides.  This amusement park closed a long time ago – and then reopened under a new owner.

I read “The Dragon is on Fire” in episode 038 of my Words of Jen podcast.

Continue Reading “The Dragon is on Fire”

Jen's Lore Corner, Podcasts 0 comments on Jen’s Lore Corner: Andariel – Episode 004

Jen’s Lore Corner: Andariel – Episode 004

Welcome to Jen’s Lore Corner, a podcast about the lore of the Diablo video game series. This podcast started as a segment on the Shattered Soulstone podcast. I decided to re-release those segments in their own podcast, with new episodes to follow.

In episode 004, I discuss the lore of Andariel.  She is one of the Lesser Evils, whose work connects well with the awful things her “twin” is doing. Andariel is the Maiden of Anguish and enjoys inflicting emotional pain on her victims.
Continue Reading “Jen’s Lore Corner: Andariel – Episode 004”

Hearthstone, Other Video Games 0 comments on Hearthstone: How to Win the Card Back

Hearthstone: How to Win the Card Back

Every month, Hearthstone players have an opportunity to earn a new card back for their collection. My best guess is that the majority of players are much more interested in racing to the top of the ladder than whatever the current card back is.

Not me. The only reason I participate in Ranked Play is to earn the card back. In this blog, I share what I learned about how to earn the card back every month without getting frustrated and no matter what cards you have or your skill level.

Continue Reading “Hearthstone: How to Win the Card Back”

Book Reviews, comics, non fiction 0 comments on March: Book One – by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell

March: Book One – by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell

March: Book One is the first in a series of three graphic novels that provide context to and details about the civil rights movement in the United States.

This series provides a vivid explanation about events that you may have only heard a little about (or briefly saw photos of on social media). It’s also a great resource for people who are interested in using non-violent civil disobedience as a form of protest.

Continue Reading “March: Book One – by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell”

Podcasts, Words of Jen 2 comments on Desperately Seeking Mario – Episode 037

Desperately Seeking Mario – Episode 037

In this episode, I read to you a piece of writing I wrote on April 6, 2015.  It is about what happened after I got my very first smartphone. Strangers started calling me in an effort to reach someone named Mario.

I read “Desperately Seeking Mario” in episode 037 of Words of Jen.

If you enjoyed this blog post please consider supporting me at PayPal.me. Thank you!

Podcasts, Words of Jen 1 comment on Desperately Seeking Mario

Desperately Seeking Mario

I wrote this piece on April 6, 2015, not long after I got my very first smartphone.  Before this, I was using a flip phone, because it seemed easier. Shawn had to talk me into switching to a iPhone.

I didn’t try to transfer my old phone over to the new phone because I wanted a fresh start.  That turned out to be a mistake.

I read “Desperately Seeking Mario” in episode 037 of my Words of Jen podcast.

Continue Reading “Desperately Seeking Mario”

health insurance, Out of Spoons 0 comments on A Timeline of the GOP’s Attempts to Destroy Obamacare

A Timeline of the GOP’s Attempts to Destroy Obamacare

Obamacare is the name most frequently used to refer to President Barack Obama’s signature piece of health care legislation. That’s not the actual name off the health care law, though.  The phrase “Obama-care” was first used by lobbyist Jeanne Schultz Scott in the trade journal Healthcare Financial Management in March 2007.

The name of the law is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. (PPACA).  It is often shortened to Affordable Care Act (ACA).  People also call the health care law Obamacare, and it is also sometimes spelled as ObamaCare.

On March 3, 2016, The New York Times reported that President Obama said that enrollment in health coverage under the Affordable Care Act had reached a new high – 20 million people. That figure includes people who have received private health insurance on the exchanges, those who gained Medicaid coverage under state expansions, and young adults who were able to stay on their parents’ health plans until age 26.

Here is what happened to Obamacare after President Trump took office on January 20, 2017, with a Republican majority in both the U.S. Senate and in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Continue Reading “A Timeline of the GOP’s Attempts to Destroy Obamacare”