My Personal Experiences with Public Healthcare (Medicaid)

My wife and I have been foster parents for over 11 years and have taken care of 75+ children for varying amounts of time. Roughly 5 years ago my wife quit her job and started doing full-time medical foster care. In addition to our own 3 biological children, at any…

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Basic Training Complete

Our family spent most of last week at Ft. Sill, OK as our youngest son graduated from Army Basic Training. Tyler has played soccer since age 5 and lifted weights in high school but we didn't realize how physically fit he was. Out of his entire Battery (roughly 200 soldiers)…

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I'm Joining Appirio!

After almost two year at Informa I'm leaving for an opportunity at Appirio that I cannot pass up. I'm looking forward to some exciting Salesforce.com projects at Appirio and hopefully I can even dabble in GAE/J and maybe even Google Wave. I'll be heading to San Mateo for…

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The Old Sailor and the Young Soldier

[caption id="attachment_471" align="alignleft" width="348" caption="Billy Marcus & Tyler Douglas"][/caption] 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…

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Wow!

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

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My Son Joined the Army

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…

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My EC2 Instance is up!

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…

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Great Words by Colin Powell

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.…

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Adoption is Final!!

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…

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Me & the B

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…

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