Category: Just For Fun

Five Crowns: Another Game that Sharpens Critical Thinking

By , January 9, 2020

In August, we learned a new card game that we can’t seem to play often enough.

We have become so fond of the game, Five Crowns, that through Christmas, it took precedence over our usual beloved games, including dominoes (see Simple Gifts: A Cherished Christmas Decoration and “Friend”) and nertz (see Family Violence Our Way—A Raucous Card Game). We even gave Aly her own backgammon board (see A Gift of Time for Christmas: Consenting to Learn Backgammon), but it didn’t get used as often as our Five Crowns deck.

Five Crowns card game

Our increasingly battered set of Five Crowns (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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All The World’s a Stage

By , October 19, 2019

Another season, another play. I’m acting in another community theater offering this autumn, with the added bonus that I actually get to quote Shakespeare’s “All the world’s a stage” passage from his play, As You Like It.

Two friends and I will present The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield November 1st through 3rd in Haines.

Haines cast of Complete Works of William Shakespeare

One of the shots for the play poster. (L to R) Ryan Staska, Mark Zeiger, Riyan Stossel (Photo: Joseph McKee)

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