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In Light of Recent Events in Orlando

I wrote a letter to my Senator today, and I urge you all to do the same, especially if you care at all about the factors that led up to the recent tragedy in Orlando. I’m lucky to have representatives who shares my beliefs. One of my Senators – Dianne Feinstein – is a proven […]

Satoru Iwata with Mario & Luigi

Satoru Iwata (1959-2015)

Satoru Iwata, President and CEO of Nintendo, passed away this weekend. What can you say about someone whom you’ve never even met, and yet had so much impact on your life? When Mr. Iwata took over as President in 2002, I was just starting to play video games in earnest; so for roughly half my […]

Not All Men

On Friday night, May 23rd, a young man named Elliot Rodger decided that he’d had enough. He was 22 years old, still a virgin, and had “never even kissed a girl.” It seems as though girls had “never been attracted” to Rodger, a “supreme gentleman” in his own mind, and instead threw themselves at “obnoxious […]

How to say goodbye…

Saturday brought some grave news to my doorstep: my friend Joe, who has been a part of my life for the last 5 years, died on Friday. He wasn’t sick and he hadn’t been doing something risky or stupid. He just had the misfortune of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. His […]

The End of an Era

They say all good things must come to an end. Unfortunately, that was true for me today. After three years that felt much shorter than they probably were, I’ve officially left my Student Assistant job with the State. It was a pretty tough day for everyone involved, especially since they weren’t just losing me but […]

Movies for Nobodies

They weren’t experts. They weren’t know-it-alls. But they made one hell of a movie podcast! I’ve been listening to podcasts for the better part of the decade, starting when iTunes added them to their store. And one of the programs I’ve been listening to almost from the very beginning was Movies for Nobodies. It was […]

So Long, Floppy Disks…

Does anyone still remember floppy disks? I know that might seem a silly question, but I suspect many teenagers have never even seen one. We live in an era were USB drives are the de-facto method for transporting data, but when I was growing up in the 90s, it was all about the 3.5-in floppy […]

Birthday Depression

Is there anyone else who has this? I’ve been getting it since I was about 16 or 17. Starting a few days before my birthday and lasting a week (sometimes two) afterward, I become very depressed about my current position in life. With my 20th birthday coming up on Tuesday the 14th, I was struck […]

Words With Jeff

About Words with Jeff

This is the blog of Jeff Staple