Category: Personal

The Old Sailor and the Young Soldier

February 17th, 2009, 2 Comments

Tweet My son, Tyler, leaves for the Army in a couple of months so I decided to take him down to Texas to see his great grandparents. He hadn’t seen them since he was quite small and his great grandmother’s health is getting a little shaky. My grandfather is a WWII Veteran and has 8 […]

2008 – the year man-made global warming was disproved

December 28th, 2008, No Comments

Tweet The UK Telegraph has an interesting article stating that a number of factors in 2008 has brought about the “turning point in the great worldwide panic over man-made global warming.” “…temperatures have been dropping in a way wholly unpredicted by all those computer models which have been used as the main drivers of the […]


December 18th, 2008, No Comments

Tweet A picture tells a thousand words. Wages, healthcare and legacy costs are killing the Big Three.

My Son Joined the Army

December 3rd, 2008, 3 Comments

Tweet 37F – Psychological Operations Specialist (Psyop) My son Tyler joined the Army yesterday so everyone can relax now as the world will soon be a safer place. He decided he was done with school for right now and wanted something different. Luckily I talked him out of the Marines but couldn’t get him interested […]

My EC2 Instance is up!

November 21st, 2008, No Comments

Tweet I finally got around to getting my EC2 instance up and running. I debated upon using an Open BlueDragon, Windows 2003 or Railo AMI. I finally decided upon the Railo image after a collegue (you know who you are) spoke highly about Railo. I found a really good tutorial on setting up EC2 so […]

Great Words by Colin Powell

September 22nd, 2008, No Comments

Tweet Gen. Colin Powell last weekend on “Meet the Press” regarding an American soldierĀ  who was killed in Iraq. This is one of my favorite photos and sums up alot for me regarding the good in this country.

Adoption is Final!!

September 12th, 2008, No Comments

Tweet After 2+ long years, Kira’s adoption is finally complete! We had the ceremony at the court house today and about 20+ family and friends showed up (except for Scott as he couldn’t make it from Gainesville). During the ceremony the judge let us take a couple of minutes to exchange rings with the immediate […]

Sun Makes History: First Spotless Month in a Century

September 10th, 2008, No Comments

Tweet This article argues that we will soon enter a period of global cooling due to the lack of sun spots. My favorite comments on the story: “Actually, it’s much worse! On any given day, half the planet faces global warming whereas the other half faces global cooling! Coincidentally, the warming half is the one […]

Me & the B

September 4th, 2008, No Comments

Tweet I spent most of last night and early morning at the Distillery in Bradenton with the B Foundation, one of my favorite bands. Cathy and I hung around after their set, bought them shots (multiple) and generally partied till the wee hours. Work is rough this morning. The B Foundation opened for Ballyhoo. Brittany […]

Fay Fades Out

August 20th, 2008, 1 Comment

Tweet Tropical Storm Fay never really made it to a Hurricane as predicted and missed us altogether. Predictions over the weekend were that it was going to hit us on Tuesday. We experienced some winds but no rain. We’ve had worse thunderstorms!! It’s amazing how the same people that “predict” global climate change 30 years […]

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