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Day 20,927 – Our 25th Anniversary

You can’t put 25 years of Amazing into a single post. But I did try and squeeze it into 15 minutes of video. Thank you, Barbara, for bringing so much gold to our silver 25!

Day 20,089 – An Actual Birthday!

Life has a way of presenting opportunity. My work sometimes requires me to travel, and today I find myself celebrating my fifty-fifth birthday in a place I would never have expected – Buenos Aires, Argentina. While my work brought me here, it was my most special friend, my wife, who made it into a birthday…

Day 5,189 – Change Is Hard

When I consider the many road trips I have been part of in my life, from my first trip to New York City to times I have taken my family to Cedar Point, to the holiday trips to see family, I can’t imagine taking them without the Interstate system of roads we use today. But…

Day 7,431 – I Can Make Music

One of the advantages of living at home while going to college is the financial opportunity. I went to a state school, I wasn’t charged room or board, and I had good jobs as an engineering co-op student. Since computer gadgets didn’t yet exist, my interests were much more in music. I had already built…

Day 7,046 – Sleep is Overrated

I ran across this quote recently, and it made me think about my first all-nighter: Sometimes, exhausted / with toil and endeavour, / I wish I could sleep / for ever and ever; / but then this reflection / my longing allays: / I shall be doing it / one of these days. -Piet Hein,…

Day 20,007 – I AM an Athlete!

There have been a few times in my adult life when I decided I needed to exercise more and tried running. It didn’t take too well. Eventually some reason came along to get in the way. Inconvenient to schedule due to weather or light, boring, hard to measure results, can’t seem to find the right…

Day 19,999 – Today

Like most people, I enjoy a little special attention, and gifts, and cake of course. But I never have been a big birthday person. Years come and go, but the markers – the milestones – are the events that have an impact on your life. The ones that make you consider your core values and…

Day 14,731 – You Can Do Anything Well – If You Are Willing To Work At It

It seemed like a big investment for an untried hobby. But I promised my wife I would start with just the basic equipment, and would only buy more if I progressed enough to warrant it. Besides, a table saw would come in handy for some of the projects that need to be done around the…

Day 9406 – Be an Early Adopter

There are many more significant days in my life than this one, but day 9406 is technologically significant. This is the day I bought my first computer, the Apple II Plus. I had seen a TRS-80 (Radio Shack) and at work we had a few IBM terminals that attached to the mainframe, but it wasn’t…

What’s In Store

Looking forward. It’s a common enough expression, and one heard frequently at quarterly business briefings where the managers are shifting focus from the recent results to what they are trying to create in the coming periods. “Looking forward, we see an ease in commodity pricing and a corresponding shift in disposable household income. These two…