Technology Tutorials

I think we can all agree technology makes all of our lives a little easier; if you can learn to harness the power and capabilities of whatever devices or technologies you are working with.  Yes, I will admit technology and computers can be extremely frustrating when they don’t work correctly or you fail to configure something properly and can’t figure out why, but in the overall grand scheme of things, there are far more pros than cons. Continue reading

Enough Is Enough

Becoming a parent means much more than walking your child to the bus stop on their first day of school, watching their first organized sport, taking them to their first social event, chaperoning their first date, or watching them graduate from high school.  Becoming a parent means you get to be a kid again!  You get a chance to relive your childhood through them by watching cartoon movies you liked as a child yourself, playing with action figures, and playing tag on the playground at the local park.  But I’ve recently learned being the father of a two-year old boy who has an unbreakable obsession is starting to take its toll of the rest of the family. Continue reading

2011 Blogging Year in Review

Just when I thought WordPress was the coolest thing since me the magic bullet blender thing I gave my wife this Christmas, I recently found it was even cooler than I thought!  What makes them cooler than I thought you ask?  The fact they provided me (along with the other 348,000+ WordPressers) with a 2011 year in review report, that’s what!

Here is an excerpt of my 2011 review.

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,900 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 48 trips to carry that many people.

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Post A Week 2012 – Weekly Photo Challenge

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been pondering ways I can beef up my blog.  While less is generally more, the arrival of 2012 has got me in the mood to add something new to my blog.  What immediately came to mind was this.  I had a desire to devise some type of weekly posting about a topic.  Here are some things I came up with initially.  I could post a riddle once a week and see if anybody could answer correctly, or post a computer related “how-to”, or maybe a joke or something along those lines.  But I found something much better! Continue reading

Candle Lighter Award Acceptance

To say I am confounded by the myriad number of awards I’ve received this week would be an understatement.  Arindam at Being Arindam, my most frequent visitor, was kind enough to nominate me for the Candle Lighter Award a couple of days ago.

This award is for those bloggers whose words light the way through the blogosphere.  It originated for blogs “…that bring light to the world [and offer] inspiration, hope, optimism, good advice, faith filled assurances, and even humor.” Continue reading

7 x 7 Link Award Acceptance

On December 8th, 2011, I accepted my very first blog award, the Liebster Award, courtesy of Arindam at Being Arindam.  The moment was thrilling, exhilarating, and nothing short of pure awesomeness.  On the morning of December 28th, 2011, I was informed I was again nominated for an award.  This time, the 7 x 7 Link Award courtesy of Melissa at Play 101. Continue reading

Well Isn’t This Embarrassing

As a former officer of the law, as well as the son and grandson of three courageous and selfless men who have devoted their entire working life to public safety, I have the utmost respect for police officers.  While most people curse law enforcement officials (until they need one), I have always tried to obey the law, report incidents when I witness them, and always tell the truth whenever I am stopped or questioned by public safety officers.  After all, honesty is the best policy, isn’t it?

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I Have Writers Block So I’m Just Going To Say It

We all face it as bloggers and/or writers.  A blank page, staring back at you, mocking you.  “Haha, you can’t think of anything to write on me.”, I can hear the page saying.  “Bastard piece of paper!  Why won’t you let my thoughts stain your emptiness!?“, I ponder.

The oddity of this phenomenon is that each and every time we prepare a post, article, or whatever you want to call it, we start with a blank page.  So why can’t we transfer our thoughts through the tips of our fingers onto the keyboard every time? Continue reading

Time to Rant

Those of you that follow me (all eleven of you I think) know for the most part my posts generally convey a positive message of some type.  Well, this post is NOT going to be one of them.  Everybody needs to blow some stream every once in a while and this is my “every once in a while”.

Why here you ask?  The main reason is because my wife doesn’t like to hear me bitch.  Understandably so, but considering she is one of my eleven followers, she’s going to hear about it anyway; just indirectly.  Although she might just get the notification and immediately delete it like the others that have come before this…I don’t know.  The second reason is because I’m certain I’m not the only one that is infuriated, distraught, upset, irritated, or plain ole pissed off by what I’m about to list – well maybe some of the things I swear it’s just me, but the others I’m positive my readers and the WordPress community for that matter, can relate to. Continue reading