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Ephesians 6:4

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

Seems topical.


Augusta National in the newest Tiger Woods video game


Epic finish to this basketball game


A storm is a’brewin’

I realize that I haven’t exactly been a stud at keeping this site up-to-date. I also don’t have any intentions (in the short term) to change that effort. However, I just wanted to let you know that I’ve got some interesting thoughts rolling around in my head, regarding what I want to do with this site.

I’ll just say that I want to make it less (at least a little) about me and use it more for giving back. We’ll see how things play out. Right now, it’s just a thought in my head and nothing more.

BTW, for those that are interested in my fitness exploits, I’ve signed up for my first full-marathon. Yikes!


March MADness

My burning bracket

Despite having my worst NCAA bracket in the history of me, I have to say that I still enjoyed the month of March. Here are a few of my bracket stats before I move on to discuss the status of my new year resolutions. Number of correctly picked final 4 teams: 1 (thanks, Duke). Number of correctly picked elite 8 teams: 3. Average position in the few pools that I joined: 12.3 out of 14. Shameful as those numbers are, I must admit that it was pretty fun watching the craziness that was this year’s NCAA tournament. More…


February resolution update

Two months into the year and things are definitely going better in regards to my new year’s resolutions. In this post I’ll point out the highlights from the month of February. More…


Quick February resolution update

So I just wanted to take a second to update you on my resolutions half way through February. As you can tell from my last post, p90x was my focus for February. So far we are doing awesome with it! I’ll give specifics at the end of the month. The worst part though is that our “before” pics got lost, so the earliest pics to compare to will be day 16. Argh!

Our budget has been holding strong and my reading has been progressing. I’m not waking up early yet (we do p90x at night) and I’ve yet to dive into Powershell. Basically, the ball is rolling, but there is plenty of room for it to speed up.


Resolutions – January update

Here we are one month into the new year, and I really don’t have much to show for it! In fact, I’ve actually gained a little weight since the start of the new year. I’ve also been treading water with my saving goals. The one area that I have been doing good in is my professional reading goal (have been making good progress on Code Complete). Just about any other way you look at it though, this year has been very disappointing so far. The good news is that can change very quickly. More…


2010 resolutions – complete list

Here are my resolutions for 2010, all in one place. This will make it easier to reference them throughout the year.


  1. Run a 5k in <25 minutes.
  2. Run a 10k in <55 minutes.
  3. Run a half-marathon in <110 minutes
  4. Get weight down to 190 by September and maintain through December
  5. Complete a fitness program (p90x or similar)


  1. read 1 technical book a quarter
  2. develop a usable web application on my personal time
  3. drastically improve my domain expertise at work
  4. get certified (probably MCTS: .NET Framework 3.5 Windows Forms Applications)
  5. learn PowerShell


  1. save up for a new (used) car
  2. get braces
  3. improve conversational skills
  4. read New Testament
  5. start doing things early in the morning again

2010 resolutions – personal

This section of resolutions is kind of a catch-all for everything that’s not physical or professional. There was one resolution in this section last year that I felt was huge (saving up for a down payment on a house) and I’m hoping to repeat that effort again this year. These are just general improvements that I would like to see happen. More…

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