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April 8, 1974 was a day I will never forget. I have mentioned in previous blog posts that I am a baseball fan. On this April day 44 years ago, a sacred baseball record, nobody ever thought would be broken was surpassed. For generations, Babe Ruth held the record for most career home runs at... Continue Reading →

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Hawaii – The Big Island (Part Two)

Part 2 of my trip to the Big Island (see part one here) Our next stop was Volcano National Park. Along the way we saw the Green and Black Sand beaches. We also visited South Point, the southernmost point in the USA where we saw some crazy people jumping from the cliff into the Pacific... Continue Reading →

Hawaii – The Big Island (Part One)

I just returned from an 8-day trip to Hawaii. I have been to Hawaii twice before, but this was my first visit to The Big Island. I made this trip with 3 objectives in mind. Witness lava flow from a volcano Watch the sunset and the stars from Mauna Kea Snorkel My wife’s key objective... Continue Reading →

Olympics

The winter Olympics have started. I like the Olympics. There is something special about an event that only occurs every 4 years where the participants train their entire lives for perhaps one defining moment. The Olympic event happens in various locations around the world. It is enjoyable to learn about the diverse cultures and see... Continue Reading →

Challenger

It has been 32 years since the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded upon liftoff. It is one of those “remember where you were when this event happened” moments. On January 28, 1986 I was working as a Software Engineer at Nixdorf Computer. Even during this pre-ubiquitous internet time, we found out that something major had happened... Continue Reading →

Taiwan

I made another trip to Taiwan this past September. As you will see from this article, Taiwan holds a special place in my heart and I believe it makes a wonderful vacation destination. I have been traveling to Taiwan since 1998 and lived there for 1 year in 2012. Taiwan is a well-kept travel destination... Continue Reading →

National Baseball Hall of Fame

The calendar tells me I am getting to the end of the best Major League Baseball year of my life. Did I mention the Astros won the world series? What better way to cap off this awesome year than to take a trip to Cooperstown, New York and visit the National Baseball Hall of Fame?... Continue Reading →

Impulse Buy

It is that time of the year when people spend money buying gifts for friends and loved ones. The other day I saw an advertisement from my Credit Union for a loan to help pay for Christmas Gifts. This disturbing message got me to thinking about gift giving and, in particular, the idea of impulse... Continue Reading →

Welding

I received a Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welder for my birthday this past year. The fact that I had another birthday is not that great, the fact that I now have a welder is very cool. You see, I have some stuff I need to weld. Mostly welders are just awesome. It has been a... Continue Reading →

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