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Legacies

We pass bits down from generation to generation. Sometimes it’s intentional, other times it’s quite accidental. In either case, it’s unavoidable – especially in the case of parenthood. Meet, Balthazar. He’s my eldest son and new to the real social interactions of the web. It’s a scary place out here,…Continue Reading

17th Anniversary

Seventeen years ago, today, two kids started off on what would become the greatest adventure of their lives. Having proposed to my (then) girlfriend, and her reply being in the affirmative, she then asked me, “why do you want to marry me?” Among other (certainly better) answers, I told her…Continue Reading

Movie Night: Red Dawn

We had a night out on the town alone, the wife and I, and we saw “Red Dawn.” It was a toss-up between this and “Life of Pi,” but the game of ‘paper, rock, scissors’ never fails in making these hard decisions. What I can tell you about this film…Continue Reading

Thanks be Giving

I am thankful for baby-smell, a daughter’s love, an oldest son’s helpfulness, and a wife that’s still here with us all.

Fall Family Fun Camping Trip

Breakfast Camping Originally uploaded by Olaf. This was our third year attending the Cub Scout annual fall camping event. We only get one more year (as Webelos) before Boy Scouting – official – begins. I already know I’m going to miss these trips, but it won’t be long before Galio…Continue Reading

Autumnal Mental Celerity

I don’t know what it is about the Fall, but it tingles my senses and excites something in me. I feel a great deal of hope for personal productivity. Projects blossom in my mind, creativity becomes a force around me like the wind, and all things seem possible. Having three…Continue Reading

Eloise

Eloise Via Flickr: I don’t know what came over me. We weren’t going to be buying any new animals for some time, now that we have a new [human] baby in the house. But she’s a Weimaraner, and she’s a blue. And I’m not sure that she’s figured this kid…Continue Reading

It’s been a good weekend

On Saturday, I finally captured the chipmunk that has been living in our house under the nose of two cats and a dog. The little bugger was able to go into my live trap three times and clear out the bait before I finally captured him with pure ingenuity. I…Continue Reading

Back from Williamsburg

We visited Williamsburg, Virginia recently to get a little more vacation time in before the 2010-2011 school year began. While there, we hit Busch Gardens and Water Country using their Summer “Discovery Pass.” It gives you seven consecutive days to visit both parks at your leisure. Aside from $13.00/day/park, the…Continue Reading

League of Legends Shout-Out

Several people on the freely available game, League of Legends, have noticed that my username is actually a nudge to my website. So for all of you fellow champion-slayers out there, this is my hello! See you on the battlefield. Before you go – leave a note in the comments…Continue Reading