I've been alone for most of the last ten years. For a very brief moment I was with s girl much too young for me, for a slightly longer period, I was with a woman older than me. I acknowledge that the problem is probably me. I am not perfect; hell, honestly speaking in a wreck! But I've always worked to hold myself together and be the best me I can be, and reach for being the best man I can be. I still fall short, but I'm putting in the effort on a daily basis.


So... It's been two years since I last wrote you, though it's not because I haven't been thinking about you. The last two years have been filled with joy, sadness, and boatload of travel.

In this time, I've grown to love my job at Google, I've sadly lost my mother, learned to hate a credit union, developed diabetes, and travelled more miles and run more miles of fiber optic cable than I care to guess at.

It's been an interesting pair of years so far,...


It's been a while since I last posted, and the world has changed quite a bit in those few months. I didn't think it had been literally half a year since I posted, but it has. In that time, we have a new president (though I confess I voted for someone else), a lot more uncertainty, the Cubs won the World Series, and I now have a new job and am living in a new city and state.

Although I'm excited as hell about my new job, I'm not going to state what company it is here....


I dream.

Je rêve.




I dream of you.

Je rêve de toi.




I'm considering starting a petition to cede Michigan from the union and apply for admission into Canada should Trump win the presidency... Who's with me? wink

SVG images aren't new, and I've known about them for quite sometime. In case you're not familiar with them, they're a scalable image format composed of XML to describe the image. I've always been curious about them, but never really had a use for them until now. Right now, I'm working on a new website project (website software specifically designed for web comics), and I decided I'd poke at creating SVG images for the hit chart that illustrates how many hits on a daily...

Let me get this out there, I'm not a fan of player versus player in most games, Destiny's Crucible included. I'd rather kill NPC monsters and enemies than other players; frankly, it makes me a nervous wreck and I get frustrated when I feel like I was wronged in PvP. (Such as I hit someone with a shotgun blast, and two melee attacks but they just turn and swat me like a fly.) Still, I have my moments, and I want to share a couple. At

Earlier this morning, I read an opinion piece on CNN's web site entitled "Die already, James Bond" by Lewis Beale, which I felt missed the real problem in Hollywood. So I wrote a quick response which is quoted below in its entirety.

In my opinion, Mr. Beale is looking at this the wrong way. Domestic ticket sales have been way behind global ticket sales for many decades (5-7...

Recently, Detroit Lions receiver Golden Tate III indicated (or implied depending on who you ask) that players from opposing defenses have told him this season that they knew exactly whether the Lions were running the ball or passing it before the play unfolded. Some have said it's untrue, and even Tate has seemingly recanted or reclarified is comments a bit, but I find it absolutely plausible. Why? Because I've been reading the offense for years.

Now, I'm not a player, I'm...


This has not been one of my better summers. Since Doug's passing, I have seen two additional acquaintances pass, and most recently lost my job. Hell, another friend nearly passed a few weeks back and the cause of his malady is still unknown, though he's generally doing better.

That said, I'm gearing myself up for a new job hunt and, for once in my life, I have lots of choices in terms of which direction I can go which is overwhelming in its own right. I'm weighing trying...