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My political and religious post for the year

“It’s almost over.” It seems like every four years, around this time, we’re all saying the same thing. We’re all happy that the craziness of the presidential election is finally coming to a close. However, this year I feel like the entire process has devolved into a new low. I make no secret that I’m […]

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Blog-o-rama 2016, General

Saying goodbye to the Nessie

Back during my divorced years I was looking for things to keep myself occupied. I had always enjoyed watching soccer on TV, and so in 2011 I decided to check out the local minor league soccer team, the Minnesota Stars. I had remembered the Minnesota Kicks visiting my elementary school as a kid, and was excited […]

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Blog-o-rama 2016, General

Friday night pasta night

The boys in my house love pasta. It’s one of the common things I would make when I was single, and it’s becoming a new Friday night tradition, on weeks when both my boys are over. It’s something that’s quick and simple to make, and doesn’t require a lot of prep. It’s also cheap and […]

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iPad workaround

A few months ago, while camping, my iPad apparently took a spill, and the power button broke. It’s flush with the casing, and it refuses to pop back out, telling me that the internal mechanism is probably not working either. Today I decided to take it to the Apple Store to get an estimate on […]

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2016 12″ MacBook

I’ve spent the past week with my new MacBook, and I’ve had enough time to form a solid opinion. First though, I should go over the reasons that I chose this model over others. There were a few criteria that I was looking for in a replacement for my Chromebook. First, I wanted something in […]

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Blog-o-rama 2016, General

Griffin iTrip Clip

When I got an iPhone 7, the one place that I knew the lack of a headphone jack would affect me is in my car. I don’t have a Bluetooth enabled stereo, and so I can only hook my phone up via a 3.5mm jack. With the iPhone 7, this means that I cannot charge […]

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Quick Review: Ghostbusters (2016)

This weekend we picked up the new version of the Ghostbusters movie. As a kid I loved the original Ghostbusters movie, and despite all of the hype that people were complaining about a female version of the team, I was still interested in seeing the movie. I’ll keep this review spoiler free, but in general […]

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Some running training analysis

So where did my fall running fall off the wagon? To no surprise, it all comes down to training. I started my year incredibly strong. I managed four consecutive months with mileage over 120 miles, and my long runs were feeling comfortable and regular. Over the summer things slacked off tremendously, but I still managed […]

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Surf the Murph 25K / 50K DNF

This year I set a goal of completing 3 ultra distance races. I started out my year very early with the Zumbro 50 mile race, which went really well. Next up was Spring Superior 50K, which resulted in a DNF, 7 miles from the finish line. Although a disappointment, I was really pleased with how […]

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Quick Review: Luke Cage

This past week the wife and I finally finished the new Marvel Netflix series, Luke Cage. We’ve both really enjoyed the other series (Daredevil and Jessica Jones) and were excited to see what Luke Cage would bring to the table. Before I go any further, this review will *SPOILERS*. You have been warned. If you […]

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The Nintendo Switch

Today Nintendo unveiled their new upcoming console, the Switch. The form of this console had been rumored for many months to be a hybrid of a console and a tablet. Today’s reveal confirmed those rumors were true. The product that was shown today is a tablet, that plugs into a dock that sits next to […]

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