Happy religious celebration and/or pagan observation of Winter Solstice of your choice

What a tumultuous year. 2015 for me has been filled with both professional triumphs and personal achievements as well as staggering real-world setbacks and challenges. It’s also the year I finally burned out on traveling… I’m too old to handle jet lag now, I guess.

Anyway, the year is winding down, and I hope you’ll have some time to spend over the holidays with people you care about, whether that’s family or friends. And I also hope you’re able to enjoy some personal time on your own terms. Hypocritically, I’ll be finishing up the Retronauts book and DVD in between family obligations, producing and posting USgamer’s year-end daily pieces, and trying to record a few episodes of Game Boy World. Do as I say, not as I do, OK? Maybe I’ll be able to take some legit vacation time in 2016. Or maybe I’ll just keel over dead before my next birthday, who knows?

In summary: Life is brief and challenging, so take time this week to savor the good things you have while you have them. Especially your health. We are all such fragile meat.

Speaking of good things, I never bothered to post the latest Good Nintentions here. It is, in my opinion, quite a decent piece of content:

You may have noticed that both this series and Game Boy World have been growing in complexity and depth with each episode. I’m not sure if that’s a good or bad thing, but I’ve heard from a surprising number of people that this Pinball video contained a lot of info they’d never read before. So that’s nice to know. I was worried that NES retrospectives wouldn’t breaking any new ground, but in some small way I’ve defied the odds. A Christmas miracle to be sure.

2 thoughts on “Happy religious celebration and/or pagan observation of Winter Solstice of your choice

  1. To be honest, I think owning a house throws a pretty big shadow on the whole “traveling is great” thesis. Leaving a rental for a while never bothered me, but now it’s like, “Who’s taking care of our house while we’re not in it?” Nobody. My responsibility doesn’t go away just because I do. Plus it’s finally a place that I can make however I want it, set up the way I like it, and has all the people and pets I love in it. Why go somewhere else?

    That’s not to say we don’t go anywhere ever. I’m just thinking more about the end of the trip now.

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