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Taking in the “Big Easy”

I’ve traveled a lot over the years, but I have never visited New Orleans … Until now. Taj had a week away from school (for Spring Break,) so we drove a few hours to check Louisiana off of the list. … Continue reading

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Keeping the fire burning …

Ever since Taj decided he wants to be a fighter pilot, I’ve been trying to do what I can to keep him exposed to aviation. It’s a bit of a challenge, as I’m not a pilot myself. So, I just … Continue reading

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Dr. King’s internal struggle

I recently watched the movie “Selma,” about Martin Luther King Jr.’s efforts to fight for voting rights. Like most good movies do, the film stirred emotions as it told its story — for me, anger and sadness were the most … Continue reading

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Don’t hate on history (good or bad)

There are not a lot exciting things to do in Montgomery, Alabama. Sure, all cities have their standard options: food, bars, shopping, natural scenery, etc. Montgomery has a bit of that stuff. But as far as attractions, Montgomery leaves a … Continue reading

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Embracing the cloud

I learned a hard lesson about data loss & data recovery last August. Two things: Backing up your data to TWO sources is not just a good idea, it is a requirement if living in the computer age. Data recovery … Continue reading

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To apologize or not to apologize …

I didn’t think Donald Trump would apologize. Most type-A, power-hungry (albeit successful) people usually never do. http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/donald-trump-owe-mccain-apology/story?id=32547286 In fact, I think it’s one of those things they’re taught (either by their successful parents or others in their circle.) “Never apologize … Continue reading

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Taj takes flight!

Taj is years ahead of me, as he seems to know what he wants to do with his life (much earlier than I did when I was his age.) Ever since he saw the Thunderbirds, he says he wants to … Continue reading

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My first (and probably last) Super Bowl

My education into football continues, this time with my attendance at Super Bowl XLIX. The USAF Thunderbirds were tapped to perform the flyover during the opening ceremony, so I drove to Glendale to help out with the media/PR piece. For … Continue reading

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A month of firsts

Taj has been an avid fan of the Denver Broncos ever since┬áhe started playing football. I’m not much of a sports fan myself, but love seeing Taj enjoying football . So, for Christmas, we thought he would enjoy going to … Continue reading

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Taj’s piano recital 2014

Taj has been playing piano for a while, but this is probably my most favorite of his public performances. He first recorded his voice singing John Legend’s “All of Me,” then played to his own singing.

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