Do you remember Path? It was a nice small social network app and service that had much promise and polish. The potential was there, but the people weren’t. Facebook was already dominant. And since you can’t be in two places at once, Path is lost.

Welcome To December

Hello there, blogosphere. Been pretty quiet out there, at least for me, since November. My blog muscles may have atrophied a wee bit. I had dedicated my writing regiment and time to typing my story for NaNoWriMo2019. I didn’t reach my word-count goal (not surprised), but it went well. I plan to keep writing my story long-term, but the pace will slow so that I can blog more often.

Refriending Facebook

Alright, guess what? Six months after deleting my Facebook, I rejoined. Again. Resist no more; I’m gonna give this relationship another try. And next time I get moody and sour on The Social Network, I’ll deactivate instead of deleting. Because I always return. So why did I cave in once more?

The Social Pressure Is Getting To Me

Alright, I’ve got a bit of a confession. After deleting my Facebook account over 5 months ago, I started feeling drawn to rejoin. Perish the thought! I’ve already admitted to the cycle I have, like bouncing back and forth in an unhealthy relationship. So I think I need an intervention. Will the cycle ever end?

Cost And Craze Of Pokemon

During the past holiday weekend, my family enjoyed lots of Pokemon trading card game action, among other things. We attended the weekly League meet-up for card trading and lots of head-to-head battles with everybody’s current decks. And as usual, I learned a few more things, had fun, and embraced challenges. But this Pokemon thing is a craze that sometimes has me a little concerned.

My Dark Deck Got Whooped

Today I played in my first Pokemon League Tournament. It was fun even though I got knocked out every round. In a first, I had two of my Pokemon killed in their sleep! They never saw what hit them. Yep, out of 12 players, I almost made it into the top 10, coming in dead last at number twelve. But like I said, it was fun.

Pokémon Took Over My House

Over 20 years ago, a sub-cultural hit was born. Either you’ve heard of Pokémon or you’ve seen the cutesy small yellow creature with a lightning tail, a.k.a Pikachu. The trading card game, for the first time, has hit me and my house. And I’m playing like it’s 1999!

Family Pummels Heavy Bag

My entire family of seven takes karate. We've been kickin' it Kyokushin style for a few years at the YMCA. The fitness is fun and challenging. To help with training, we bought a heavy bag! The first thing to notice is the color: in-your-face red! Not boring black. This heavy bag screams, "Alert, get fired... Continue Reading →

We Play Nintendo

Last year for Father's Day, my wife surprised me big-time with a refurbished Wii U! I hadn't gamed Nintendo in years. Next thing you know, my family has six 2DS hand-held systems! Now my wife and kids get into playing Nintendo like I do. I've kind of been a Nintendo fan my whole life. Growing... Continue Reading →

Sleeping 7 At Super 8

Over the Christmas/New Year holiday, my family drove a jet black minivan across state lines to visit friends. My wife and I with our five sons spent about nine hours traveling just on the first day. Being budget conscious, we planned to stay overnight at a random Super 8 motel. No reservation. We found one in... Continue Reading →

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