As you walk around Manchester, United Kingdom you will see iconography of a bee everywhere you go. There’s a reason for that. From Wikipedia: The worker bee was adopted as a motif for Manchester during the Industrial Revolution, at a time when Manchester was taking a leading role in new forms of mass production. Seven… read more

If you read more than a few Marvel comics in the late 1970s and early 1980s, you are almost guaranteed to have read an issue written by Bill Mantlo. Even if you didn’t read comics back in that time period, you have recently been introduced to his work as he was the creator of Rocket… read more

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December 14 2012

The Events in Newtown, CT

Today is not the day for me to post a movie trailer or obsess over the minutia of a television show. I have opted to run the same image with this post that I ran for the Aurora, CO shootings because the only images I could find of the tragedy in Newtown, CT showed the… read more

Very little in this world leaves me speechless.  The events that happened in Aurora, Colorado last night is one of those times. As any regular readers of this blog know, I have been beyond excited for the release of The Dark Knight Rises.  To awake this morning to the news that someone had killed 12… read more

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One of the joys when I travel is running into the insanely stupid things people do because they are completely incapable of using their brains. I did not intend to make The Joys of Travel a series, but things just keep getting my attention during this current trip to California. Upon reaching my hotel last… read more

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The joys of travel just keep coming. The license plate you see above is what I happened to notice on my rental car today. I picked it up yesterday when I got to Irvine, and I just happened to glance down at the plate today and thought, “Huh … maybe California does its tags differently.”… read more

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I have come to a conclusion: Man was not meant to travel.  Period. Currently I am in a hotel in Kansas City so I can board an 8 AM flight to Dallas, and then another flight to Irvine.  Once there I’ll be spending two weeks at the TechnoBuffalo offices to do some training and have… read more

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Sometimes there are roadsigns that you simply won’t find in many places around the country. During a rare leisure trip this weekend, I finally decided to take a picture of a sign I see quite often around here that I doubt you’ll find in all that many locations. In case you’re wondering, that’s an Amish… read more


For the past week I’ve been in Irvine, CA on business. I’ve had no issues tooling around in my rental car, getting to work, my hotel, the nearby shopping center and so on. I was actually getting fairly impressed with myself when I found my way to the gym I have a guest pass at… read more

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While Driving to Kansas City today I decided to stop by the Walt Disney Hometown Museum in Marceline, MO. I’ve driven past this town a thousand times, but I’ve always been in too big of a hurry to stop in and take a look. Well, today I decided to build in some time into my… read more

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Last year I wrote about how expensive it was getting in shape, but I was probably in the best shape of my life. … and then everything that could go wrong, went wrong. After recovering from a muscle injury while weight lifting, the gym I belonged to ended up having every single treadmill die for… read more

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People that don’t take any responsibility when they’re sick drive me insane. I go to great lengths to keep myself from getting sick.  I am a copious hand washer, I will change aisles in a grocery store if I don’t like someone’s cough and I try my best just to stay healthy.  As someone who… read more

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