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Twin cities - 05/03/2014 08:28:12 PM
When Marie and I were newlyweds, our first home was in Columbia, SC, near the university we both attended. A couple of years later, we moved across the river to West Columbia. The two cities were really just parts of a single metropolitan area, but it ... - [More]
 
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Getting there - 12/31/2012 06:24:58 AM
What they don’t tell you about goals and success is that, for any really meaningful goal, between when you set it and achieve it, you’ll become a different person. Perfect example: college. You may set the goal to go to college and get a ... - [More]
 
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Doing the Numbers, IDPA Nationals Edition - 09/25/2012 06:07:24 AM
Let me start by saying that I have a lot of respect for When The Balloon Goes Up. As a successful blog about guns, self-defense, and preparedness–or pretty much anything at all–they kick my ass. Never afraid to tilt at statistical windmills, ... - [More]
 
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The Death and Return of Viral Marketing - 06/01/2012 04:19:15 PM
The Death and Return of Superman is one of the most subtle, interesting, and awesome attempts at viral marketing I’ve seen in a long time. On the surface, it’s a 17 minute YouTube video summarizing a couple dozen issues of the Superman comic ... - [More]
 
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Windows Phone 7 is good. Really good. - 05/03/2012 03:43:35 AM
So a few weeks ago, I lost my mind and instead of upgrading from my Android-powered Samsung Captivate to the latest and greatest Android ICS powerhouse, I picked up a Lumia 900, Nokia’s recently-launched flagship Windows Phone 7 phone. And ... - [More]
 
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Two riders were approaching - 03/29/2012 02:49:35 AM
So, at the end of the day, I’m not going to stop riding the bike. What happened today just reinforced the first lesson and taught me the second. Despite what happened to me, I still think riding is incredibly worthwhile and rewarding. The second ... - [More]
 
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Work in progress - 07/30/2011 03:15:41 PM
I’ve never been very good at predicting my future, but occasionally I get it right. I wrote these words in a note to Lynn sometime in 1986 or 1987, when we were in our early twenties: Darling, I know you wonder whether I really need you. I know ... - [More]
 
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06/15/2011 07:31:52 PM
When you’re young, if you’ve got a reasonably good life, it’s easy to feel that things are always getting better. You’re constantly moving forward, learning new things, climbing career ladders, building a life. But eventually, one ... - [More]
 
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06/03/2011 12:49:11 AM
Last weekend I did something I haven’t done for almost a decade: I started recording a new song. I’ve been semi-retired from music since I finished Unqualified in 2002. I did record a handful of songs for my “Unfinished Business” ... - [More]
 
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Blog repaired (again) - 11/23/2010 09:57:52 PM
After not posting anything for almost a year, I decided it was time to revive this blog. - [More]