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Happy Thanksgiving

I am genuinely thankful for so much thus year, career stuff, my boys and wife, my wonderful sisters and brother, my parents and lots of really good friends, near and far.

Thank you to all the wonderful people in my life. thank you to all the folks still working, cops and first responders and soldiers and air travel people and electric linemen and those other folks who keep the wheels turning while we pass out from Turkey and Pie.

Happy Thanksgiving everybody!
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Looking Back

Nothing like doing a security clearance background check to really force you to look at the last 10 years of your life or so.

10 Years ago I was...

With no kids,
and no house to myself,
With less education,
In better shape,
In the Army,

But.... still me.

I took some time off being "The most interesting man in the world" to stand in one spot for a while and put down some roots. I've lived in the same town and worked for the same company for 7 years now, which is certainly a personal record for me. I'm married with two kids and today I cut my own grass. I didn't ever see me becoming this normal.. or being this satisfied with "normal life"
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A Chance to Give Thanks

I'm Thankful for so much. Tommorow I will mostly be off of any work duties and will get to be with both my immediate and extended family. I am blessed my parents will be there, I am blessed with wonderful siblings and nieces and nephews and in laws and friends who are like family. We are in good health and spirits, we will be celebrating around a table and not in a war zone or in some famine zone or fighting a plague somewhere far from home. We will have the luxury of discussing things and possibly disagreeing about abstract notions, not forced to only think about the necessities of survival. None of us really know how many more times we will get a chance to share gratitude with the people who matter the most to us, each time is a gift.

Thank you to everyone, seen and unseen, who work to create and defend that little bit of domestic tranquility where we can pursue happiness.
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Happy New Year!

2014 has been a hell of a year! We had a son! Lot's to say, looking forward to 2015. Wishing the best to every single person who reads this! Peace and Love y'all!
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Thanks to all my Isreali/Palestine friends for posting when they can. It's good to get some kind of information from people actually out there and hopefully gain a better understanding of what is going on.
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Why we cannot respect our elders

Again, another post I put on my public blog:


At some point, I really need to update my personal blog. Since my last "What's up with me", I have bought a house, gotten married, conceived a child (My wife helped!) and joined the local Fire Department, and a whole bunch of other stuff. Some thoughts worth writing about are out there.