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The Biggest Titles from this Year’s E3

The week of new gaming news is slowly starting to come to an end as E3 is rounding out this year’s presentation lists – from brand new titles to renewed hope for games announced some time ago now, there has plenty to get excited for. It has been a year of gaming for a newer audience too as turning to exciting online services here at maximumcasinos.com for example has been a common change, but what have been some of the biggest announcements to get players excited for the next generation of gaming?

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Digressions

Book Review – Not Invisible: A Memoir

I long for days past when I could spend time at home and just read a book. I do not think I am being hampered by technology — I still read a lot on the phone, but I feel like a physical book needs to be enjoyed like an 80 proof glass of scotch. It has to be nursed.

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How Technology Has Helped the Medical Industry

Improved patient care and treatment

The reality is that medicine hasn’t always been the kindest to patients in the past, and this is especially true in the psychiatric units. History has shown us a need for renovation and it has finally started to take hold with improved patient consideration and advanced treatments that are thoroughly tested to be safe. 

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I got to taste a whisky with less than 50 bottles for the Philippines

We are one year into the pandemic lockdown and although this was purely coincidental, I celebrated staying home (as usual) with an online tasting event with Highland Park’s latest bottle that made it to the Philippines, the Triskelion. This is a limited bottle release with less than 50 bottles left for the local market. 

Historically, the triskelion is a Celtic symbol  that literally means “three legs” derived from Ancient Greek. Through the years, the symbol has been adopted by many modern organizations but the classic meaning has always been associated with symmetry, progress and inspiration. Highland Park’s Triskelion is named such to fondly commemorate the three master distillers involved in this project, Max MacFarlane, Gordon Motion, and John Ramsay. The three master blenders from Highland Park and Edrington (the parent company of Highland Park, Macallan and Glenrothes) represent the past and present of the company with MacFarlane having worked with the distillery for the past 44 years and has recently retired.

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A Blogging Journey Across 5 Years (and more)

There was a magical time in my professional life. It was between the years of 2007 to 2011. I was in my mid 20’s (and early 30’s). I felt invincible. I was brazen enough to quit my day job to become my own boss. I remember it clearly. I was stuck in a routine 9-5 job. It was a Saturday at the office (I know right!) and I was online looking at blogs from the US. I honestly do not remember the website, but I do remember that there was “a call for bloggers” listed on it and it involved something unique and different. There were interesting names behind it. Darren Rowse of rising ProBlogger fame was there. Duncan Riley. Jeremy Wright. These were the netizens of 2006, making their way through the WWW  x 2 (the wild wild west of the world wide web).