Archive for the ‘Personal’ Category

New Hobby: Brewing

August 8, 2016 4 comments

I have taken up a new hobby, home brewing beer. Someone suggested that I put up some posts with process and beer updates, so I will take the opportunity to do just that! I am up to batch 11, all grain now! This all from seeing a Facebook for sale post for a bucket and a carboy for $25. I always wanted to try this, so why not start!


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Categories: Beer, Brewing, Personal

2015 ISU Basketball starts tonight, SQUEEEEEE!

November 6, 2015 Leave a comment

Starting at #7 in the AP poll, highest in school history. Let’s do this!

Heaven just got a little louder. RIP Johnny Orr

January 1, 2014 Leave a comment

One of my favorite college coaches has passed away. Godspeed, Johnny Orr!

Johnny Orr in his prime

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The Garden is Looking Great!

August 6, 2013 1 comment

I have a patio, so naturally I have lots of plants. Here is a few pictures:

Spider Plants

Spider plants. I divided this at the beginning of summer, and should have gone with 3 pots.

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Patriotism, Texas and Chris Kyle

April 14, 2013 1 comment

This was sent to me in email. I have seen credit given to a Dallas paper for it, but I’m not sure of the origin.


I just wanted to share with you all that out of a horrible tragedy we were blessed by so many people. Chris was Derek’s teammate through 10 years of training and battle. They both suffer/suffered from PTSD to some extent and took great care of each other because of it. 2006 in Ramadi was horrible for young men that never had any more aggressive physical contact with another human than on a Texas football field. They lost many friends. Chris became the armed services number #1 sniper of all time. Not something he was happy about, other than the fact that in so doing, he saved a lot of American lives. Three years ago, his wife Taya asked him to leave the SEAL teams as he had a huge bounty on his head by Al Qaeda. He did and wrote the book The American Sniper. 100% of the proceeds from the book went to two of the SEAL families who had lost their sons in Iraq . That was the guy Chris was. He formed a company in Dallas to train military, police and I think firemen as far as protecting themselves in difficult situations. He also formed a foundation to work with military people suffering from PTSD. Chris was a giver not a taker. He along with a friend and neighbor, Chad Littlefield, were murdered trying to help a young man that had served 6 months in Iraq and claiming to have PTSD.
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Godspeed, Iron Lady!

April 8, 2013 5 comments

Sad news, as Margaret Thatcher has passed away. She was one of the world’s great politicians, bring Great Britain back onto the forefront of the world’s countries. She dragged Great Britain back to the right, and consequently back to prosperity. And she did it being positive.

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Why is Clear and Present Danger my favorite Tom Clancy book?