Putting It Out There

By | log, Relic Record

Over the past year, my brother and I have been plugging away at building RelicRecord.com; a small SaaS application for metal detecting enthusiasts and collectors to have a simple way to catalog and archive all the items they find or collect.

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Just Let Me Die

By | death, life

I’ve been fortunate in my life to have been able to know and love both grandparents on both sides of the family. For the first 20 or so years of me walking around on this earth, all my grandparents were alive, and for the most part, well. This afforded me time to get to know them and their extended network of friends. I was able to learn about their lives, their struggles, their joys and…

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Hug More

By | death, life

On my drive home today, at least two (2) people in the U.S. will kill themselves before I make it home.  That’s about a 30 minute trip. One way. On a good day. With light traffic. If that doesn’t phase you (statistics often don’t sink in with me either) then think about all the people you come into contact with during your day’s activities. Two can be a very significant number. That is a dad and…

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Punishing Loyalty

By | life

I’ll be the first to admit I’m just your average white guy. Won the genetic lottery with the family, been given ample opportunity, raised in the burbs, became an Eagle Scout, etc. Along with all of that came a notion about the importance of loyalty. Not only with your loved ones but also with your employer. I’m not sure where that came about. No one ever sat me down and said you must stay with…

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The Folks Built A House

By | humor, life

I’m the son of an engineer in case you didn’t know. A civil engineer to be exact. Hopefully that knowledge is enough to explain most of my personality traits and my interests. If it doesn’t then you’ve never met an engineer. Anyhow…, mom and dad are “retiring” to the family farm this year (hopefully soon) and have been going through the hoops of building a new home on the same footprint as the old farm…

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Would You Put Your Ball Back In?

By | life

Being thankful for what you have (and don’t have) as well as for what you have experienced (and haven’t experienced) obviously shouldn’t be relegated to just one day during the year. With that being said, Thanksgiving does afford one a milestone in time to reflect. Every day that goes by, I realize how true it is that I won the ovarian lottery. Regardless of the whining I do during the day (I chalk that up…

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Blue Water

By | humor, life

Ahhhhhhh. Blue Water. In corporate america (at least among men), the locations of “Blue Water” (a freshly cleaned stall), is something much sought after and when found, is usually kept as a closely guarded secret. Why is it kept secret? Well, if you shared the location of such a treasure, the chances of it still being there when you most need it is significantly reduced. A treasure you say? Why yes, yes it is. I…

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Death, Social Media, and a not so Social Life

By | death, life, social media

So what happens to your “social media life” when you go to that great big blog post in the sky?  Is it a lingering death as the various entities involved decide your account hasn’t had enough activity and deactivate your account?  Recently (well maybe not recently but recent enough to still be on the brain…) a few friends and acquaintances have passed on.  One University of Florida Fine Arts friend finally succumbed to cancer after…

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