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March Madness and March Sadness

Today I’ll be watching some college hoops with good friends in Uptown. This time of year is always a lot of fun for that reason, brackets bring excitement-even if only for bragging rights. The games are always fantastic. You see these young men out there chasing their dreams; for many it will [...]

Anti-Consumerism versus Parenthood: An Internal Debate

Tempo will be arriving in a little less than three months now.  Real preparation has begun.  We secured day care at a very close in home residence.  Teresa has read up on pregnancy and parenthood throughout the last six months and is far more prepared than us.
Yesterday we went and registered for some supplies.  We [...]

Long Term Goals Continued

A few posts back I brought up the idea of long term goals juxtaposed against short term annual goals.  I’ve thought a little more about this and have bucketed out some of the different things Teresa and I are working toward.
The big goal is to lead a happy, enlightened existence filled with family and friendships. [...]

Long Term Goals

At the start of the year I wrote a lot about short term goals–things to be achieved for this year.  It’s something that has become part of my life, looking at what’s happened in the past year and setting a course for improvement over the next.  It’s really enjoyable, and much like this blog, gives [...]

Vacation Through 2014 & Other Updates

It has unequivocally seemed the fastest year of my life.  I’ve written about how time seems to move faster as you age previously–and that was about 2.5 years ago.
More and more it’s difficult to take the time to reflect on what has happened, and what is happening.  That is hard for me as I’m very introspective [...]

Aging Altogether Quickly — Turning 30

A week ago, I hit my thirtieth birthday.
Honestly, that’s a pretty significant milestone.  I’m not one to pay much reverence to 1/365 days in a year, but three decades worth of living deserves some retrospection.
The first ten years of life are really a blur.  You don’t actually start forming memories until roughly five years old. [...]

Wedding Pics

Our wedding pictures are from Josh Soper.  We have roughly 1,300 total pictures from the day and they are ABSOLUTELY AMAZING.  I really can’t vouch enough for Josh, he was incredibly professional, hard working and simply blew us away.  If you are planning a wedding or photography for a special event, hire him.  You will [...]

Getting Older with Fewer Interests?

Since basketball has ended and my beloved Timberwolves retired to their dens to lick reopened wounds, I’ve been mulling about the apartment with less to do.  It struck me the other day that my habits have changed a great deal.
My youthful pursuits included wakeboarding and tubing, basketball, videogames, ladies, kicking it with friends, frisbee golf [...]

Stella Pics

I’ve been waiting to put up some pics of our new dog, here are a few, I’ll keep updating as she grows.  :-)

New Addition to the Family: Stella

For over a few years now, I’ve wanted a dog.  Animals of all kinds are great in my book.  As a child, we had dogs, cats (lots of them), hamsters, guinea pigs and whatever else we could find around.  A lot of it was my sister bringing them home and my parents futilely giving in and just [...]

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