Category Archives: Personal

The productivity problem

As is so often the case, I’ve let myself get behind on all of the tasks and projects I need to keep up with. Between work, hobbies, volunteering, &tc it’ REALLY easy to do. Once upon a time, I used … Continue reading

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Brandon the Collie 2003-2015

12 years ago, I got a puppy. He was a good puppy, from a friend who bred border collies. He would be good with the kids, I thought. Everyone should have a dog growing up. I named him for the … Continue reading

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Bean Soup, the easy way

Winter is upon us, and once more time for some cooking. I discovered I can do an *EASY* pot of bean soup (or just beans and rice) with nearly any kind of dried beans. This is useful with the harvest … Continue reading

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A couple of things I’d like to point out about the Space Pen

So it’s tax season, and the old urban legend of “we spent $X on a space pen, and Russia used a pencil” story is making the rounds as an example of wasteful government spending. I’d like to point out a … Continue reading

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A note about my vape-gear

MAGFest was, as usual, lots of fun. And I got a LOT of questions and compliments on my vape (aka e-cig) gear over the course of the weekend. So, for all an sundry (and in particular Bear & Megan) here … Continue reading

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The 2013 that is and was.

The last day of 2013. Huh. That went quick. So did my promise to update blog(s) with more than music playlist more often…. So in case you missed it, 2013 is the year Ursula and I got married, in a … Continue reading

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One voice, one vote

Um, hi. I haven’t forgotten about this side of my blog, I’ve just been busy. Almost too busy. And I have a backlog of things to post here, so… Let’s start with what’s been going on in NC. Anyone who … Continue reading

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A pot of Chilli – Nov. 2012 version

’Tis the season for crock-pot cooking, and I do so love to have a pot of chili when the temperature drops. I make mine from scratch, no recipe, and it’s different almost every time. I’ve been really happy with some … Continue reading

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Timeline of a Meal

7:35 am – Take pork roast, fresh (not hard) apple cider, one dark beer, and one apple out of the fridge. 7:37 am – Get out the big damn slow cooker 7:40 am – quarter & core the apple 7:42 … Continue reading

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Dear friends and fans in the NorthEast US

So I’m looking at the maps, predictions, and storm tracking for Hurricane Sandy. As someone who has grown up in NC[1], let me tell all our friends, family, and fans in the North East – be ready[2]. Were this a … Continue reading

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