Luck of the Draw

Hurricane Harvey has come, stayed and stayed and stayed and finally moved on.¬† Personally, we made it through without any real problems. Our street got pretty high on Saturday when we received 14in of rain in a three-hour time span. …

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Kindness of Strangers

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A few weeks ago I was browsing Reddit and came across a discussion about old Star Trek micro machine toys. I don’t really remember what the topic was about but I did make a comment about how I had bought …

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End of an Era

This post marks the last thing I will write on my old Toshiba laptop. Purchased in 2010 when I decided to trying this writing thing out full time it’s seen a lot of words. I’ve written four complete novels, three …

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First Impressions and Critical Thinking

How do you decide if you like something? Do you just roll with whatever subjective feeling you have at the time (ie first impression) or do you think about your experience later and analyze why you should or should not …

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Welcome to 2017

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So it’s a new year. Yay? Many people have decried 2016 as the worst year ever. For some, the seeming abundance of celebrity deaths set the tone for the year. For others, politics overshadowed everything. And of course, personal experiences …

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Fun with Legos

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A couple months ago we pulled my old Legos out of storage for my son to play with. At just barely three there wasn’t a lot he could do with them at first. But since then he’s gotten quite good …

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Star Wars Rebels and Thomas the Train

Last year sometime¬†my three year old son decided he didn’t like the TV. I’m not exactly sure why. I think something scared him but I can’t really say for sure. He used to enjoy watching Sesame Street and Daniel Tiger, …

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2015: Welcome to the Future

It is here, 2015. The year of the hoverboard, flying car and the Cubs winning the World Series. For someone who grew up in the 80’s with Back to the Future, 2015 is a big milestone for the future. It’s …

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The One Where San Marcos Toyota Screws Me

I haven’t been writing much here of late. Been focusing on other things. But today I want to tell you a story. Back in mid June my parents came for a visit, giving my wife and I a chance to …

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Hurricane Tracking

When I was a kid growing up in Florida, hurricanes were an odd beast. They were always a thing to fear though they didn’t really ever affect me much. As far as I can remember, we only ever got hit …

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