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Ben Is Here!


On February 2nd, 2009 Amy gave birth to Benjamin, our new baby boy! He was 7lbs, 5.8oz and 20 inches long when he was born. Just an inch shorter, but a good 2lbs heavier than his dad when he was born 38 long years ago. 🙂 Ben was in a hurry to get […]

Final Baby Name Poll Results!

Final Baby Name Poll Results!

Ok, I am about to post an official announcement about the baby, but before I do that, I thought I would post the final results of the baby name poll.

Thanks to everyone who voted. Amy and I both appreciated your help in choosing the baby’s name.

I […]

Nippon Again

Kinkakuji HDR

Once again I am in Nippon. This time however, there is a very special difference. Amy is with me and has been for the whole time. In fact, we are spending an extra week over here just doing a vacation after all my work was done. So far we have gone to […]

South Mountain Sunset

South Mountain Sunset

Recently Amy got a new camera for her birthday. It is a DSLR, which for those who are acronymly challenged means Digital Single Lens Reflex. It’s a nice way of saying that you look through the viewfinder and it uses a mirror to direct your view directly through the lens […]

Wedding in Las Vegas


Yes, I know this may come as a shock to some folks, but I am now married again! Amy and I met on e-Harmony in mid 2006 and we hit it off really, really well. Our personalities match up so nicely, it almost seems like magic how easily we get along. I hope […]

A Year (Almost) Worth Of Photos

Seven Mile Beach

Not even gonna mention that I haven’t written to this thing in a long time. That’s what happens when you are reasonably happy and very busy.However, despite not having posted in a while, I HAVE been doing all sorts of things this year.

One of the bigger things is that JC […]

Hilarious Stuff from Around the Web

Ok, I am working on a post to sort of bring things up to date, but haven’t finished writing it yet. Everytime I sit down to do it, I get tired and start playing BF2 or CMSF or Civ4 or Black Hawk Down or Medieval II or… well, you get the idea.

However, I did […]


Once again it has been a really long time since I have written. I can only attribute this to being incredibly, incredibly busy and probably to being relatively happy. I don’t feel the need to blog like I used to when I was full of sadness, despair and angst. They say that the best writers […]

Where Have I Been?

The Intrepid Flyers

Ok, I know it has been a long time since I’ve posted. I can only plead incredible busyness. Of course, those who accept the busy excuse will have to ignore all the time I’ve spent playing Company of Heros.

Assuming you accept the busyness (or perhaps I mean business) excuse, here’s […]

Cloud Has Left Us


My parents dog, Cloud, has passed away. She was a great dog. She will be missed. Good-bye Cloud. 🙁

Thank you for the all the love you gave us in your far too short time with us. We love you and miss you terribly.


Schmap Guide Photos

The Flamingo

I know it has been a LOOONG time since I posted, but I have a big backlog of things to post. One of those things is the fact that two of my photos have been selected for inclusion in Schmap Guide Books. One is this Flamingo picture from Las Vegas which is […]

This is the Swamp

Last weekend the family and I went to the Florida vs. Alabama game in Gainesville, Florida. We tailgated across from the stadium and got to see the players show up and the Gator Walk. Florida is celebrating 100 years of football and as such was playing in their “throwback” uniforms (uniforms from “back in […]

Diamondbacks Game

I apologize for the long, long time between posts, but my boss has been on sabbatical and work has been hellaciously busy of late.

So, without further ado, I will post the story of our visit to watch the Diamondbacks on August 6th.

So, a while back a good chunk of the gang all […]

The Truth Hurts

“The world is a hard and lonely place and no one gets anything for free and you know what else? One day you and everyone you know is going to die.” – Huey Freeman

Well, my host provider was down for the last three days so I finally got fed up and switched. They […]

Roller Derby Queen

Roller Derby

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while now. A couple of weekends ago, I took Amy to the Arizona Roller Derby semi-finals. It wasn’t quite what I expected. To start with, it was in a gym, which is not your normal sporting event venue. However, this gym had a […]

Humphreys Peak Hike

Humphreys Peak

The weekend before last, Brent and Barry and I went on our third hike in a row. This time was the real charm. We hiked to the top of Humphreys Peak, whose summit is the tallest point in Arizona at 12,633ft (or 12,643 ft if you include the man-made rock cairn at […]

Kendrick Hike

Humprheys Fire Lookout

This weekend was once again a hiking weekend, as Brent continues his drive to prep for Mt. Whitney and Barry and I come along for the ride… Or in this case hike. So Saturday we hopped in Brent’s Jimmy and drove up north of Flagstaff to Kendrick Peak. Relevant info […]

Sedona Hike

On Sunday, a couple of friends of mine and I drove up to Sedona to hike. One of my friends (Brent) is trying to get in shape to hike Mt. Whitney, in California in July, so he is slowly building up tougher and tougher hikes. Earlier this month they hiked to the […]

Damn Interesting

I have been reading this site for a while now, because every day or so they post something, well, interesting. Since I don’t have much else to post, I thought I’d link to one of their most recent interesting items, a discussion on how to design a sign to tell people 100,000 years from now […]

Shibuya and Shinjuku

Today in Tokyo was the kind of day that makes you estactic to be alive. The warm sun bright on your face and the cool late spring breeze blowing your hair about were a perfect counterpoint to each other. I felt as happy as I have felt in a long, long time. I felt […]