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Thursday, November 24th, 2016
4:53 pm - 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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Wednesday, April 20th, 2016
1:56 am - 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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Thursday, November 26th, 2015
2:56 am - 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.

current mood: grateful

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Wednesday, December 31st, 2014
5:05 pm - 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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Sunday, August 3rd, 2014
3:04 am - Understading cause in different contexts.
From my other, more public bloc: A priomer on understanding cause and effect in different contexts.


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2:17 am - Thanks
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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Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
4:15 am - How Snooping Diminishes Our Lives
Posted to my other blog about ongoing NSA revelations, the culture of reprisal against hackers, and how we do the censor's work for them:

How snooping diminishes our lives


current mood: Free

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Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
4:50 pm - Tradition!
I continue the annual tradition on my other, more public, blog.


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Saturday, March 15th, 2014
4:20 am - My thoughts on the lastest CIA/Senate/NSA struggle.
Posted on my other, more public blog:


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Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
1:58 am - 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.

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Monday, January 20th, 2014
4:33 am - #BearFalseWitness
Posted to my other, more public, blog, more about truth, culture, technology and all that:



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Wednesday, January 1st, 2014
8:41 pm - 2013 in Review
Posted to my other (more public) blog:


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Tuesday, December 24th, 2013
3:08 am - Shopping!
I think I have all my Christmas Shopping done, so, you know, way to go me!

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Friday, December 20th, 2013
2:38 am - Duck Dynasty, False Realities, and the Return of Kayfabe
From my other blog:


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12:30 am - Today reminded me of this:
September 16 via mobile
Congratulations to the whole Manufactured Miley outrage incidents. With parents showing THIS MUCH disapproval, teenagers purchasing the upcoming album is GUARANTEED. Bravo, marketing.... bra-vo.

current mood: Stupid

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Friday, December 13th, 2013
11:17 pm - Let in Snow!
To my Egyptian and Israeli friends posting all the snow pictures, let me offer my feedback... "Whoa!"

Thank You.


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Friday, November 8th, 2013
10:27 am - Typhoon beyond the capacity to measure at times.
To all my friends who are or have loved ones in the Philippines, I am hoping and praying everything is going to be all right. The islands were some of the most beautiful places I have ever been, and the hurricane/typhoon hitting it has been as strong as any ever recorded (being intense beyond the capacity of certain instruments TO record that high). I am hoping for best for you all.

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Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
3:19 am - The Road to Hell and it's Various Paving Stones.
Note: LiveJournal would not publish this with the formatting I wanted so I used my other blogging account.

If you want to read a long-ish post I spent too much time researching, writing, and editing, here it is:
(It has AI's, Corruption, Robots, a political history of the U.S., personal anecdotes and Urkel)

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Monday, September 2nd, 2013
1:39 pm - LABOR DAY!!!
Labor Day is the best Holiday!

1) Falls on a Monday - The Day I am happiest to have off work!
2) Is Federally Recognized!
3) Doesn't require religious recognition/non-recognition!
4) Great weather for the lake, water gun fights, or vegging out!
5) Recognizes the Labor Movement and the contributions of everyday working folks.
6) Did I mention not having to work on a Monday?

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Wednesday, April 17th, 2013
12:01 am - Tales from the TakenVerse
"I will find you, and I will kill you"

I am just going to believe that Taken, Taken 2, and The Grey are all sequels in one long storyline and that Rob Roy is a prequel about a badass ancestor of Taken's Bryan Mills.

current mood: Bored

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