Graduation Season

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Last weekend I flew back to Maryland for Mark's high school graduation. I apologize if I didn't get to visit you; there's only so much time to visit people on a short trip. Perhaps over Christmas we'll be able to stay for a bit longer and be able to have leisurely visits with more people. [...]

Operation Turkey Cook

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Let’s start with the news you were dying to hear: Operation Turkey Cook was a success. In addition to preparing a delicious bird, Rachel and I created a sumptuous feast that is bound to have us eating leftovers for a week or more. While listening to This American Life, we made cranberry sauce, asparagus, cornbread [...]

Here’s the Windup

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We’ve got our second test on Monday, so this week I’ve been more and more occupied with studying and preparing for that. In other words, I’m going to be less busy starting this coming Tuesday. Last week our good friend Kyle (formerly of this now-defunct blog, currently with no internet home sans Facebook) made good [...]

Trick or Treat? [Updated]

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Hallowe’en is fast approaching, and once again I am caught without a costume. I was thinking of hunting down a few accessories at a thrift store so I could be Hipster Hitler, but I’m not sure how well that would go over with folks not privy to the comic. There’s also the possibility of making [...]

In Memoriam

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In Memoriam

Four years ago today my cat James (named after the character in Ursula K. LeGuin’s Catwings) died at ten years old. Death is an integral part of life and while there isn’t much cause for sadness years and years later, I like to look back over the experiences I had while he was a [...]

Remember, Remember

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It’s been eight years to the day since nineteen Al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four commercial jet airliners and crashed them into the Twin Towers of New York’s World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Shanksville Pennsylvania, killing 2,993 people. Every American watched in shock and horror that day, an event and subsequent response that has defined my [...]

The New Happy Couple

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Last week Rachel and I made the approximately twelve-hour (including stops) journey to the Ooltewah, Tennessee for my best friend Jason’s wedding. This wedding was especially momentous for a number of reasons: my friend of twenty or so years was getting married, I was his best man (as he was in my wedding last year), [...]

Happy Birthday, Rachel!

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Today is Rachel’s birthday, which also means we’ve been married exactly thirteen months. Happy birthday, princess! <3

Happy Birthday, Du

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My little brother Mark turns seventeen today. Seventeen! It doesn’t seem that long ago that the two of us were creating our massive Lego setups in the basement. Yet here we are, growing up and hurtling through life like rockets at escape velocity. For a while the five-year difference between us seemed more like a [...]

One Year

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One Year

On June 8th, Rachel and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary. That year really went by quickly. I couldn’t find any verifiable statistics on how many marriages end within the first year, but we beat all of those odds. Take that!