Blogging about Books is Not Gluten-Free

So, if this isn’t worth blogging about then what is? Yesterday I busted out the wheat grinder and made bread for the first time in my life. It became quickly apparent that I have mad lack of skillz when it comes to making bread. Nevertheless, it turned out pretty well.  I’m eating some right now. […]

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Reading Rainbow: Part III

After an absolutely dismal performance last year, I adjusted my reading goal and renewed my effort. The last two years I set a goal to read 30 books during the year. Although I met my goal the first year I fell short last year. This year my goal was to read 50 books and I […]

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Reading Rainbow: Part II

About two years ago I set a goal to read 30 books each year. Last year I posted a list of 30 books that I read. It’s that time of the year again, but woefully I fell short. This year I made it to 25. And that’s if you count the two audio books I […]

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R.I.P MT

Warts and all, this page is now Movable Type-free. If you don’t know what the big deal is then you’ve never used Movable Type. MT was the first actual blogging platform I ever used. Prior to that I had played with CMS tools like PHP-Nuke, but I think I finally made the move to MT […]

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Tell Me a Story

It’s no wonder that our world is falling apart when you consider what kinds of things we read to our kids. I’m shocked as I read to the kids; the stories can be quite startling. But the kids like the stories so I keep reading them anyway. One story they love is the story of […]

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Venus Flytrap

  Venus Flytrap, originally uploaded by nevadabrad. A little more than six weeks ago I acquired a Venus flytrap while at The Home Depot. I think I was there looking for stuff to revive certain parts of our lawn that are less than spectacularly healthy. Anyway, I was inspired to spring the few bucks to […]

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The Number 30 – One Year Later

What was happening last year about this time? Here’s a refresher: Sam was turning 30 – (link removed) Birds were waking us up at 4:30 in the morning (and a squirrel posed for a picture) – original story here Emilie and I announced that our new baby would be a boy on July 30 – original […]

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Ow. Ee. Too.

I never really finished up what I was talking about in a previous post. So, I had finished the physical part of the exam and had to go back two hours later to take the written exam. All would have been well except for one problem. The running portion took place on a road that […]

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Do You Know What Today Is?

Today is a historically significant day. Do you know why? That’s right! It’s National Doughnut Day! Celebrate today (and the closure of Krispy Kreme) by treating yourself to a delicious treat from Doughboys Donuts. Don’t forget to tell them Brad sent you! They’ll have no idea who you’re talking about, but I promise your donut […]

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