The Longest March

It’s a bit cliche today to say that March felt like the longest month. Ever. But it’s true. I still find it hard to believe that the month started out with me flying to Seattle for a Sounders match, and ended with me losing Olive. This was the last picture…

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Olive the Little Black Dog

I first met you on August 20th, 2007. You were one day old. And I never imagined just how much you would mean to me. I got to watch you grow up, until the day you would come home with me. That day was October 13, 2007. And we were…

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Everything is Canceled

It’s still really difficult to fathom how fast everything has changed over the last two weeks. What’s even more difficult to fathom is how slowly everything has changed over the last two weeks. I don’t even know what to – or how to – compare everything to that is going…

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I Love My Job

Last week, I ran into on the VPs at my credit union (she’s not my boss per se, but let’s be honest, she’s in charge) while at lunch, and she tells me “So, I heard you like soccer.” Fast forward to the next week, and she comes up to my…

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It’s Been One Year . . .

After driving 1322 miles for 20 hours, I safely arrived at the hotel I would spend the next week in. And I got pretty good gas mileage considering what I was driving! Why only a week? Well, because after my first week at my new job, I would be flying…

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Fitness!

Last week was our Hiking Club’s scheduled hike, but due to some issues, I wasn’t able to make it. But I was able to get a hike in this morning. With K. Recently, K has mentioned that she’d like to go hiking with me one day, so we talked about…

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One Year Ago

It’s still quite amazing to think about. But one year ago, I set out from Covington, Washington, heading east, to my new home in Colorado. For the most part, the drive went better than I would have ever expected. Even considering that I was driving a brand new car over…

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Crazy Bricks – Mouse Guard

Back in 2015, a company called Crazy Bricks did a Kickstarter to create customized LEGO figures based on David Petersen’s Mouse Guard. At the time, I wasn’t aware of Mouse Guard, so I missed out on them. Looking at that Kickstarter, I’m actually kind of glad I missed out because…

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LBD and OBSB

On Thursday, we took Olive into the vet for a check-up. In all honesty, it’s probably a bit overdue for a visit, so now was as good a time as any. Plus there were a few things that we wanted to get checked out. Either her age or the cold…

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G is for Guardmouse

It should come as no surprise to anyone who knows me, but I have a slight obsession with Mouse Guard. Written and drawn by David Petersen, Mouse Guard tells the story of “mice with swords.” Taking place in the 12th century, in a world where man doesn’t exist, mice band…

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