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Um...I'm back...

Greetings, all!

I honestly don't know where to begin after having been away for a week or so and reading your posts. Any of you who have lasted through one of my long-winded posts without falling asleep know I am rarely at a loss for words. But at the moment I am. I had no idea my words touched some of you as they apparently have. I am sincerely humbled.

I will craft a small missive this weekend to explain myself, although I realize with you folks it's not necessary. But perhaps it will help me resolve an internal issue or two still outstanding.

Co-Founder of OLGA and member since 2002

Help! I am addicted

My game playing is affecting my marriage and my career. How do I stop it now? I need some real strong tools to stop.

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November 10 -Control

" We cannot control life's difficult moments but we can choose to make life less difficult. We cannot control the negative atmosphere of the world, but we can control the atmosphere of our minds. Too often we try to choose and control things we cannot. Too seldom we choose to control what we can -- our attitude."
John Maxwell

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November 10 - Bonus - What makes you happy?

What makes me happy? Small and great things

Gaming addictive?

Hi, I just found this site - and wanted to drop you a note saying it's great that a place like this exists.

A year ago I would have laughed if anybody suggested that gaming could become an addiction as powerful as a narcotic - but that was before I had been introduced to online rpg's.


Ok, I'm going to say it... I MISS RON... Ron please come back! Anyone else feeling bereft?

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November 9 - Kindness

" If you were arrested for kindness, would there be enough evidence to convict you?"
--- Author Unknown

tearing our family apart

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Hi -

My name is Alison O'Brien and I am a producer with CNBC. NBC's business television network is producing a documentary on the video game industry slated to premiere in early 2006.

Our documentary will look at the enormity of the industry and how pervasive it is in everyday life. One of the aspects we are looking into is video game addiction and those affected by this addiction - the gamer widow and family. Upon reading your posting, I knew we needed to talk.

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November 8 - Successes

" Do what you can, being who you are. Shine like a glowworm, if you cannot be a star."

This is a quote from a teacher at my old school. It said a lot to me when I first heard it, and now, when I'm going through a time where I feel my successes are not enough in comparison to others', it's comforting to know that I don't have to be the best, as long as I do my best.

Ellie Z

Maintenance Gamer/Solitaire

Last night I stayed at work until 11:45pm playing Mah Jong Solitaire and Freecell, instead of going home to my wonderful wife or grading papers (I'm a high school teacher). I know, solitaire is nowhere near as interesting as EverQuest or other role-playing games. I think for me, the more mindless and repetitive the game is, the more addicting it is. I mostly play to escape, to turn off my mind and avoid thinking about the problems in my marriage or my personal failings.