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November 16, 2015

Reflections

It's funny how often you see something once your attention is turned to it. Most frequently for me it happens with the time - 12:34pm. I don't know if there's some special significance to that time, but I see it over and over again. I'm guessing at some point in the future I will discover it's Matthew McConaughey trying to…
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#Tech
May 18, 2015

Timeline and My Go-to News Apps

I think I'm a news junkie. I read the news on my phone a few of times a day, follow news outlets on Twitter and listen to news radio on my commute.  There was a time I wouldn't miss the local evening news at the end of the day, but those days are gone since it's now served directly and immediately…
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#Influence
November 8, 2013

Beyond the Headline

Here's a challenge for you: Look beyond the headline of the day from your favorite news station, paper, or website and try to find the obscure stories. As part of my Twenty-Nine Bible reading endeavor, I try to find something that's happening from around the globe for a prayer focus once a week. I've been blown away how many times…
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#Life
February 4, 2013

Richard III

Today scientists confirmed that the skeleton found underneath a parking lot in Leicester, England was that of King Richard III, (more…)
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November 6, 2012

Kingdom of Christ(ians)

You can search this site or my thousands of tweets and Facebook updates, but you'll have a hard time finding any posts on politics. (more…)
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January 18, 2012

SOPA, PIPA, and 13%

If you're on the internet today you'll have trouble avoiding online protests against two copyright infringement bills trying to pass through Congress.  I've been reading up on this for the past few months as momentum has been building from online giants like Facebook, Wikipedia and Google strongly opposing the bills (the bills are supported by the likes of the MPAA…
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#Life
December 5, 2009

Mr. Burns

It seems Mr. Burns' bid for mayor of New York City came up a little short a couple months ago.  Since he didn't get on the ballot, he needed to rely on the write-in vote.  Twenty-seven people believed in him and voted for the billionaire by writing "Charles Montgomery Burns" on the NYC mayoral ballot.  It's good to see people…
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#Life
November 28, 2009

2×2×…×2=2n

Unless you've been living in the Hadron Collider, I'm sure that you've noticed the recent obsession with vampires overtaking pop culture.  Twilight, Vampire Diaries, Cirque Du Freak,and so on and so forth.  There's no need to fear.  Vampires will not be taking over the world.  In fact, if they ever existed centuries ago as many books speculate, we humans wouldn't…
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#Life
September 14, 2009

Really Kanye?

I'm typically not one to care much about what happens at celebrity award shows.  They celebrate themselves so many times it's hard to keep the shows all straight... Oscars, Golden Globes, Grammys, AMAs, MTV, etc.  The shows seem a little silly and for the most part detached from reality.  Many times they create their own world and there's a certain…
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April 15, 2009

$855,232 in taxes

This is the first year that we didn't file any taxes on April 15th <gasp>.  Instead we filed an extension for our federal taxes because we want to get the $8,000 first-time home buyer credit this year, but we can't claim it until we close on the house.  So now we have until Oct. 15th to file. Oddly enough, in…
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#Life
October 8, 2008

Debate

I casually watched the debate tonight.  By casually I mean "I surfed the web with the TV on in the background".  The moments I actually paid attention I was pretty bored.  I know this is supposed to be one of the great decisions of our time, but I find myself yawning.  There's supposed to be a fascination with our political…
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#Life
September 30, 2008

Leave it.

This is an x-ray released today of a teenage boy who was stabbed last November trying to stop a mugging in London. He survived and is now enrolled in college. He survived in part because the knife remained in his head. So remember, don't take the knife out of your head. Leave it.
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May 5, 2008

Tragedy

I normally don't do commentary on current events, but this story really irked me. The father and son pictured here went turkey hunting together and the young boy was told to stay near to this father. The son wandered off and his father mistook him for a turkey and shot him. He died in the woods. I heard people talking…
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