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My Grandfather

My grandfather has never been an affectionate man. I suppose this may be typical for men of his generation, but nevertheless, he has always been more of a handshaker than a hugger. I have typically shaken that hand and pulled him into a hug since I am just the opposite… more of a hugger than … Continue reading »

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I’ve Been Tagged

A colleague of mine, Susanne Goodin, posted this on her blog tonight and decided that I should do so as well. Since I am always willing to propagate a good meme, I humbly offer the following. Six Things About Me You May / May Not Know I drove an ice cream truck one summer. My parents … Continue reading »

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A Different Perspective

This morning, I attended the church of one of my coworkers. I am taking my last two courses needed to complete my Educational Specialist degree, and one of them is Education in Culturally Diverse Environments. The first night of class, the professor explained that one of our assignments would be to attend a culturally diverse … Continue reading »

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Summer ’08

I really shouldn’t be writing this right now. I should be a responsible adult and get off the computer and go to bed. Instead, I am going to try to be a more responsible writer by posting for the first time in a couple of days. By golly, I hope you appreciate the commitment I … Continue reading »

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Lessons from an Unlikely Source

Dear Mr. Vernon, We accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong, but we think you’re crazy to make us write an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us… In the simplest terms … Continue reading »

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My Leg is Famous

Well, not really. Okay, kinda. is one of the blogs I check out daily. Jon, the creator / author / creative genius behind Stuff Christians Like took another guy’s great idea in a whole new churchy-direction. Some time back, Christian Lander debuted his blog, Stuff White People Like. By the beginning of July, his … Continue reading »

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Last Lecture Prof Dies

Randy Pausch died today. A professor from Carnegie Mellon University who was diagnosed with cancer more than a year ago, Pausch became a sensation on the interwebs when video from his “Last Lecture” began making the rounds. Apparently, the idea of a “Last Lecture” has been something of a tradition in the sacred halls of … Continue reading »

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Why I Have Man Crush on Los

I am not sure when I first stumbled across, but I know when I first became aware of Carlos Whittaker. Last fall, my bride and I were watching an episode of L.A. Ink on Tivo when this guy got what had to be the most awesome piece of the night. He came in and … Continue reading »

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The Exploding Car (or Why Tiffany Never Went Out With Me Again)

  I originally shared this story as a comment on another post. After what D$ has been posting over on Clouds in My Coffee, I decided that I needed to share a story of my own. I have taken the original post and updated it just a bit. Again, I offer this disclaimer: This story, … Continue reading »

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Twenty MORE Questions for Blair

I originally did this back in 2005, so I suppose almost three years is long enough to wait before trying it again. I promise to answer the next twenty questions posed to me in the comments section of this post. No matter how off the wall, outlandish, theological, or personal they may be… I will … Continue reading »

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