General, Write-a-palooza 2017

#Resist incompetency

Once again this weekend out current administration has demonstrated the reason why the head of state of our country needs to be a person experienced in politics and government. The travel ban that was imposed via executive order was not only questionable in terms of its expected effectiveness, but was a complete disaster from a […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

Different

In my attempt to expand my boundaries I’m publishing some fiction today. The short story below is based on a picture I found on Tumblr by Blair Wilkins, an artist from the 70s. Please read the story first, and then scroll down to the photo to see the inspiration.  I knew they were staring at […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

Some B&W Elm Creek

Today’s entry is from my run Saturday morning at Elm Creek. I wasn’t feeling 100% so I ended up going very slowly. This allowed me some time to take some pictures along the way. When I first loaded them up I felt like they were rather drab. I decided that converting them to black & […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

The age of tablet computing

On Friday there was an excellent article published on The Verge, relating to the 7 year anniversary of the iPad. It asked the question about how the notion of what the iPad is has changed over the past seven years. I recall myself even talking about all the hype of what the iPad is and […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

Some evening Mimi

The world is crazy right now with an insane dictator in the White House and isolationist agendas destroying the world we know. I know that I’m on the right side of history, but when the news is constantly bad it gets depressing. Therefore, it’s time for some Mimi. She’s a beautiful old girl, and loves […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

Strength Training check-in

Earlier this year I committed to using the gym a bit more and doing some strength training. With running training, I’ve only been going to the gym three times per week, but that’s a lot more than in the past. Today was day 9, so I thought I’d do a quick check-in on where things […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

Legends of Tomorrow

As part of our catching up on the CW comic book series TV shows, we’re at the point of intermixing in episodes of Legends of Tomorrow. When this show first premiered I actually heard a lot of negative comments. One person in particular said it wasn’t worth watching, so I went in with very low […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

To be political or not

One of the things that I’ve always strived for on my blog is to try and avoid politics as much as I can. I felt it was always best to keep my political views to myself when sharing in a public forum. I’ve often found when sharing my views on Facebook it tends to lead […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

Blog template update

I decided to update the template for the blog today, despite still not being able to access the Twenty Seventeen theme. My practice in years past was to update to the new yearly default WordPress theme each year before the new year rolled over. This year the upgrade to Twenty Seventeen is dependent upon WordPress […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

Meeting on a frozen lake

This weekend I’m at a retreat for a local board I’m a part of. This morning we headed out for a run in the small town we’re staying in and when we returned it was light enough to see the lake that we’re staying near. We wandered around for a bit, but it was very […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

Government is not a business

(WARNING: Political post!) I’ve spent the better part of the last 20 years working as a public servant. I’ve worked at a handful of government agencies for most of my career, and I feel like I’ve lived and breathed it for long enough to consider myself an expert insider. I’ve also spent a few years […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

A bread update

I’m baking a couple of simple loaves of white bread tonight, one of which will go with me to a retreat I’m attending this weekend. I’ve never attempted to get one of these done on a weeknight, so I was a bit concerned if I could actually get it done without going crazy. However, I’m […]

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