Wasteland Kings

Tag: communication

I once experienced an impactful incident which involved a girlfriend and a Starbucks order. In the courtship phase of this relationship, I would bring coffee to said girl when we met at church. It was my ‘subtle’ way of expressing interest in her. When I asked her what she wanted from Starbucks, she’d always give me a simple order. I assumed she didn’t want to ask for something too expensive and didn’t think twice about it. Her order stayed the…

Like many fun things in this world, video games need to be enjoyed in moderation. Playing the wrong kinds of games or too many of them can cause some problems and I know that from first hand experience. That doesn’t mean that they can’t be great sources of fun, especially when enjoyed with friends. Video games can even teach us about relationships and the best ways to interact with the ones that we care about. I love to play games…

This series of articles on sarcasm started when a friend of mine pointed out that some of my sarcastic comments towards other people were kind of cutting. He and I both knew that most of my sarcasm was playful and that’s why he needed to take the time to point that out. Previously, I had justified my cutting comments with the fact that I just making a joke and that my friends knew that I didn’t mean what I said…