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First a little about myself.  I am an independant game programmer living on a small island attached to Vancouver Island.

I am writing a blog mainly because I have stuff inside me that wants to get out.  That would be the stuff that you read on my blog.

Why "notabandwagon"?  I like think before I do things and I don't ever want anyone to follow me without thinking about it first.  If you find something of use in what I say then that is great but it is important to me that you make up your own mind.  Don't jump on my band wagon just because it is going by.

What about Happy, Healthy, Wealthy?

My number one goal in life is to be happy and to help as many others as possible happy.  I don't mean every second.  I speak in general rules and not in absolutes.  Being healthy or wealthy and not happy both sound like a bad situation.

My number two goal in life is to be healthy.  Wealth without health again sounds like a bad situation.

Third is of course wealthy.  Wealth can be about so much more than money.

So there you have it.  The three big things in life Happy, Healthy, Wealthy in that order.

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