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Pappa’s Childhood: Conclusion (part 11)

Conclusion of “Pappa’s Childhood,” a section of my grandfather’s memoirs, edited by my mother, Dell Buller,  from some of her father, G.M.C. Massey’s manuscript notes. After about a year, we bought an old improved place near Pleasant Grove. We let the unimproved … Continue reading

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Pappa’s Childhood (part 6)

Continuing “Pappa’s Childhood”, mom’s edit of her father’s memoirs of his youth in rural east Texas circa the late 19th century. Most of our teachers had spelling matches on Friday or speaking. Usually, we had spelling one Friday and speaking … Continue reading

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Scoring SuperBetter to Win Your Life

Completing our series on getting superbetter — for now! In the last set of blog posts here, I’ve examined the 7 Gameful Rules of SuperBetter. Applying those rules to any struggle in life can help you develop the resiliency needed to rise up … Continue reading

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SuperBetter ’16 — Rule #7: Go for an Epic Win!

Gameful rule #7 in our series of  for getting SuperBetter I cannot adequately describe the elation I felt back in 2012 parking my old truck and walking in to meet my friend, James, for a beer. Shoulder surgery had left me completely unable to … Continue reading

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SuperBetter ’16 — Rule #6: Adopt a Secret Identity

Another in our series of gameful rules for getting SuperBetter Shhh! Don’t tell anyone, but I used to be Redwing Dreamseeker. I played my first round of SuperBetter 4 years ago after I had shoulder surgery to repair a major rotator cuff injury, and had months of … Continue reading

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SuperBetter ’16 — Rule #5: Recruit Allies

Another in our series of gameful rules for getting SuperBetter “Would you like to play a game?” Let’s face it: you’re going to need help in your push to get superbetter. Everybody needs help — I do, you do, everybody does. … Continue reading

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SuperBetter ’16 — Rule #4: Seek Out and Complete Quests

Continuing our series on getting superbetter… So far I’ve talked about the first 3 gameful rules Jane McGonigal gives us for playing SuperBetter: Challenge yourself. Find and activate Power-ups. Identify and battle the Bad Guys. Rule #4 starts to put it all together … Continue reading

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