Family

We’ve got some news. You may want to sit down.

Over the past few weeks we have started telling some people but not others about some plans that we have. When some people know stuff and others don’t, it starts to get tricky to talk to people about things because you’re never 100% sure who knows what. So, it’s time to let the cat out…

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Making connections

I want to point back to a post from a couple days ago. In it I spoke about reconnecting with my biological father after roughly 35 years. Like most of my personal posts, I wrote it for myself as a way to help process some of the feelings I have been having about the situation. But…

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Hello, 35 years later

As I said before, it’s been a pretty interesting year. And if I’m going to tell you all the interesting bits, I may as well start with the biggie. For this one, you may need to grab a cup of coffee and sit back. There’s a fair bit of back story. So much so, I’m…

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Toon Whisperer

Like a lot of kids, my daughter loved cartoons growing up. Now in her early 20s, her interest in cartoons hasn’t fallen off at all. If anything, it’s grown even stronger. But for her, it’s not just about watching cartoons. She loves to learn all there is to know about the people behind the cartoons.…

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Swearing online and in person

This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending my third WordCamp Portland event. As usual, it was a great event. It is consistently one of my favorite events of the year. During one of the sessions led by Aaron Hockley, the topic of ‘personal brand’ (a term I’m not a big fan of, but…

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Recharging the batteries

For the past 4 months I have been working from home and I haven’t really taken many days off. I usually use the weekends to work on projects that I have trouble getting to during the week when I spent most of my time answering emails or taking calls. But this weekend, I tried my…

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Childhood memories and a good wife

I wasn’t one of the lucky kids who’s birthdays was right in the middle of the school year where everybody would make a big deal out of it. Instead, mine was right in the middle of the summer, pretty darn close to the 4th of July. So, as a kid whenever I would see the…

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Favorite WordCamp SF moments

Each time I go to a WordCamp, there are certain moments that stick out as great memories. Some have to do with who you meet, some are just right place/right time and others are just personal. This past weekend at WordCamp San Francisco, I had a few of these moments and thought I’d share them…

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OMG! He’s 18

It’s nearly 3am. My friend Dave and I just finished playing Sega Genesis for the past 4 hours. I tip-toe in to the bedroom trying not to wake Chris. It’s no use. She’s awake. “Don’t get comfortable.” she says. “The doctor told us to stay home until you can’t stand the pain any more. Let…

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Our first photo safari

After months of waiting and very little planning, this past weekend I set out on a photo safari with my buddies Doug, Todd and Andrew. Thanks to a bit of lucky timing, we ended up planning our safari around a WordCamp conference in Denver. This worked out real well as it gave us a destination…

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