Happy 21st birthday, Sean McGee

My world changed for the better 21 years ago today. My son, Sean, was born and I got to meet the first blood relative I’d ever known. I will never forget the moment my sisters-in-law brought him out to me and I held him in my arms. (That’s the first picture below.) The Italian singer […]

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Where to watch NFL games on Hawaii’s Big Island

We found our tribe of Seahawks fans (12s!) at a neat sports bar in Kailua-Kona! If you’re a big football fan who’s traveling to Hawaii during NFL season, you might reach a point during your trip planning where you wonder … Where am I gonna watch the football game on Sunday? My wife and I […]

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2018 General Election Voting Record

I’ve been tracking my voting record for many years, mainly as a self-check tool to make sure I’m not blindly supporting one party’s issues and candidates too heavily. I really believe that there are good (and bad) ideas and people in both major parties, and strongly support the growth and development of third-party options (and […]

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The Sweatpants Conspiracy

(I don’t believe I’m blogging about sweatpants. Sweatpants? Yes. Sweatpants.) I’ve been working out pretty regularly this year in the gym that I put together out in our garage. Since the temps are cooling off now, I’m working out in long-sleeved shirts and sweatpants, not the usual shorts and t-shirt combo. That, plus the fact […]

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I’m nervous for a band…

In a few hours, Gang of Youths is gonna take the stage at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix as the opening act for Foo Fighters. It’s the first of seven shows they’re opening for the Foos. Each night, they’ll be playing in big arenas — 17,500 to 20,000 capacity. The buildings won’t be full […]

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Social media still isn’t a good idea…

This is just a quick follow-up to my post from 10 days ago about frustration with what social media is doing to me, and to many of the people I follow. TIME magazine just had a good article touching on many similar points that I was trying to make. In his work, Van Bavel has […]

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