Donky Kong

By: San Holo Genre: EDM (trap) What it’s good for: making the infant AND the six year old giggle. The six year old says “that’s the monkey game, right daddy?” It’s also great at sparking daddy’s nostalgia. But with glow sticks. Off to find a SNES mini… *Image courtesy of Isabella Mendes via pexels.com

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Narrativizing the Resident

I’ve seen it far too often in long term care: the staff’s tendency to create narratives around their residents, the same way that major news outlets cherry pick quotes to create talking points. It starts with the electronic medical record or EMR. There’s an old saying in nursing: “if it’s not noted, it didn’t happen.” […]

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The Changing Face of Long Term Care

When I first got into long term care, nursing homes were populated by elderly residents in need of convalescent care and long-term help, punctuated by the occasional 40 something with a severe disability. But with the opioid epidemic currently hitting Upstate New York in full force, the terrain has changed. Rehab units are assuaged with […]

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Daddy vs: the week of 7/16

I’ve run smack dab into the brick wall of stay at home fatherhood. Oh, and hooray for summer break. My days currently consist of keeping the 5 month old, who just learned to roll over, from hurting herself, while keeping the 6 year old from playing the Nintendo Switch all day. It is a balancing […]

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Retro Dad: Live A Live

In all my years of playing RPGs, I have never seen a game with as much originality as Live A Live. Genre-bending and satirical, it is like no other RPG under the sun. Live A Live was released during Squaresoft’s heydey in the early 90s, sandwiched between Final Fantasy 6 and Chrono Trigger. While an […]

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