Blog-o-rama 2016, General

Choose Your Own Adventure

Monday night I sat down at my computer one last time before bed to check in on things, and noticed a tweet from Wil Wheaton. He stated that he was starting up a twitch stream and doing a Choose Your Own Adventure book live. I clicked into the stream as it was starting and got […]

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Blog-o-rama 2016, General

Reddit Secret Santa

I came late to the party with reddit. It wasn’t until a year or so ago that I even made an account and started following subs. This year I decided to join in with the Secret Santa tradition that reddit does every year. Last night I filled out my profile, and Tuesday I find out […]

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End of the Cold War

I grew up as a child of the 80’s, and apart from big hair, REM, The Cure, and leg warmers, the 1980s were also marked as a time of fear about the Cold War. The Cold War was unlike any other conflict in history as the U.S.S.R. and the United States engaged in a global […]

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No shave November

Most years I go along with the tradition of not shaving in November. I don’t do it for any charity or anything like that, but mostly just to give my head a rest. It’s always interesting to see how much hair I don’t have on my head by the end of the month, as my […]

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Tettegouche State Park

The second place that my wife and I hiked over the weekend was at Tettegouche State Park. I hadn’t been to Tettegouche in a LONG time. I remember in High School taking a hike up the Baptism River to High Falls with some friends, but it had been ages since I had been there. This […]

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Creating space

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about things that I enjoy doing. This past weekend when I put on a fatass race at the local park it really drove home the point that I passionately love creating a space for people to have meaningful experiences in. After the race, as we drove up north, I […]

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Voyageur Brewing Company

This past weekend the wife and I took a trip to the north shore to get away a bit before the holidays hit. As luck would have it, Minnesota got socked with a snowstorm the day before we were supposed to leave. We kept an eye on the forecast, and snow reports, and decided to […]

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Final Fall Fatass Frolic

Earlier this year I decided I wanted to host a race of some sort on the Elm Creek horse trails. I love those trails, but mostly, when people think of Elm Creek they think of the mountain bike single track. I love the single track, don’t get me wrong, but I always felt the horse […]

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Some bread baking

A couple weeks ago I decided to try my hand at baking bread. When I was much, much younger we were gifted a bread machine, but as young people we only used it once or twice and that was about it. I saw some pics on the twitter feed of Wil Wheaton of some of […]

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A wet mistake

As I write this, the region is being buffeted by its first real winter storm. I started working early this morning, when the sky was still dark, yet this darkness was punctuated by flashes of lightning. When I left for breakfast it was only starting to drizzle, but soon that light rain turned into a […]

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Blog-o-rama 2016, General

Giving of service

One of the things that I’ve always enjoyed is helping out with groups that care about things that I care about. My passion for work in Information Technology has obviously waned over the years, and so I like to find ways to give time and service to things I’m more passionate about. This past weekend […]

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