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One World

There would be no such thing as extremism in the world if people knew their heritage.

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One Year Without Soda

I’ve never been a huge New Year’s resolution guy. I set goals for myself, but I rarely do yearly resolutions. One of my personal goals for 2016 was to give up sodas for good. I had made goals in the past to cut back.. some of which were successful. But there were always reasons (read: excuses) where I […]

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#prayfor

With all of the recent happenings, this Garth Brooks song resonates. This ain’t comin’ from no prophet Just an ordinary man When I close my eyes I see The way this world shall be When we all walk hand in hand When the last child cries for a crust of bread When the last man […]

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Goodbye 2015

What a year it has been; a year of change both happy and sad, personally and professionally, expected and unexpected. Amid change, I always try to keep positive and look on the upside of the situation versus the downside. It helps keep attitude, mindset, and emotions in check, and I strongly believe in forward thinking […]

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Goodbye Trailblazer

A couple weeks ago, we went to San Diego on a half vacation / half business trip. A huge thanks to Ben & Joel for agreeing to let my family come along! Knowing that we’d be driving to San Diego and Orlando this year, we took my Trailblazer in to have the AC fixed as […]

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A Lesson In Customer Service

Three and a half years ago, Monica and I purchased Katie Lynn’s crib set from Babies R Us. We thought we were being smart by purchasing the crib that would grow with her.. from a crib to a toddler bed to a full size bed. We special ordered the full mattress rails and conversion kit […]

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Old Navy: You’ve Lost a Customer

Old Navy, listen up. You need to rethink your return and exchange policies. Scenario: Katie Lynn received a pair of Old Navy boots for her birthday. Unfortunately, they were too small, so we figured it’d be an easy enough switch at our local Old Navy store even though we didn’t have a receipt or gift […]

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Today’s Free Grammar Lesson

Okay, this may come as a shock to some of you (likely not), but I’m a huge grammar freak. Adults should be able to remember the basics from elementary school. With that in mind, Mr. Sepper’s class is now in session. Apostrophes Apostrophes serve two purposes: to show possession and for contractions. Apostrophes do not […]

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Isn’t Comodo About Trust?

Hmm, what is Comodo doing to get blocked by mod_security on my server? 😉 Time: Sat May 8 13:02:48 2010 -0500 IP: 91.199.212.132 (GB/United Kingdom/secure.comodo.net) Failures: 5 (mod_security) Interval: 300 seconds Blocked: Yes Log entries: [Sat May 08 13:02:44 2010] [error] [client 91.199.212.132] ModSecurity: Access denied with code 501 (phase 2). Match of “rx ^((?:(?:POS|GE)T|OPTIONS|HEAD))$” […]

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Restaurant Annoyance

We went to Souper Salad last night for dinner; it’s a great buffet-style salad and soup restaurant. However, the restaurants seem to be operated very inefficiently in my opinion. The way to explain my opinion is to walk you through the dining experience. After entering the restaurant, you’re greeted by a cashier where you purchase […]

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