Book vs. Movie

When a movie based on a book is released, I've always made an effort to read the book prior to watching it.  One of the benefits of the written word is its ability to stimulate the imagination.  As you read a book, you use your own personal experiences as you interpret what was written.  Very... Continue Reading →


Random Things I Like

It's been a while since I last updated my blog.  Unfortunately I've been at a complete loss for things to write about.  There are several drafts for posts, but none of them are really coming together the way I had hoped.  I started thinking about things that I liked hoping that a blog idea would... Continue Reading →

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Most of our family vacations have been centered around family and friends.  We either visit the grandparents, attend weddings or find some other way to burn our vacation days.  We decided it was time to experience a true summer vacation.  This summer we packed up the family, took our kids on their first ride on... Continue Reading →

The Wonder Years

Have you ever gone to YouTube, watched a video and then found out you were IN the video?  That's actually me at the :32 spot saying "are you guys ready?" as I opened the door to the event.  I completely forgot that I was ever on TV.  I definitely remember the event.  Boy did Barney... Continue Reading →

I’m Such a Tick Magnet

Ever since I was a child I've had to be vigilant in checking for ticks whenever I've been outside.  I remember once I went for a bike ride and that night complained to my parents I had a big bump on my head.  Well, it wasn't just a bump.  It was a tick that had... Continue Reading →

Reviewing the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

I find it rather fitting that the line for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando took us through the Jurassic Park attraction.  After experiencing the new Harry Potter attraction, I was reminded of a quote from Jurassic Park. John Hammond: All major theme parks have had delays. When they opened Disneyland in... Continue Reading →

PechaKucha goodness

Anyone that has ever had to sit through a Powerpoint presentation, either at a conference or at work, knows how scary it can be when someone is handed a microphone and a projector.  I know I dread attending a presentation by the monotone, slide-reading presenter who seems oblivious to time and space.  If only there... Continue Reading →

Do Kindness

Today is my wife's birthday.  Right now she's out shopping with our daughter, Dot, because it's one of the things that makes her happy.  I believe everyone should try to make sure people are happy on their birthday.  It's really kind of given.  It's their special day so how do THEY want to spend it?... Continue Reading →

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