Archive | January, 2010

You Want Healthcare Reform? Here it is…

20 January 2010

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My wife and I are what the President would call the uninsured. We’ve done this partly out of necessity (as my business builds) and partly out of economic common sense. Let me explain that last part: going without insurance is a risk, but we are relatively healthy and young. Relatively. But consider this recent–and quite […]

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Happy Birthday Mikaela!

15 January 2010

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Ten years ago you changed our lives forever. It has been amazing to watch you grow and become the wonderful young lady that you are. God has blessed us so much through you. Your sensitive heart is truly a gift. I love you more than you can ever know, and you will always be Daddy’s […]

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Healthcare: Where is the Church?!

14 January 2010

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With the healthcare debate going on and votes on the compromise bill coming soon, I’ve been wondering where is the Church? Are we so concerned about possible abortion funding that we are missing the (much) bigger picture? I’m not saying that shouldn’t be a concern–it should–but consider this: what if congregations–even denominations–joined together to purchase […]

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Avatar Review

9 January 2010

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Received a pair of tickets for Christmas for my oldest son and me to see Avatar in 3D at IMAX in Seattle, and just returned from there this afternoon. Short form review: Simply amazing. Sets a new bar for cinematography. Fairly predictable plot, but that is easily forgiven because of how well the rest is […]

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Apologies to the CDC and WHO

2 January 2010

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Dear Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization, Unfortunately, we are unable to assist you with your conspiracy of fear regarding the swine flu. Yes, I do realize that you prefer us to use the term “H1N1” to make it sound sexier and more mysterious, so you’ll have to forgive that as well. But […]

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TIL: Perception ISN’T King

2 January 2010

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I’ve been on this cycle before: gained weight during JoAnn’s pregnancy with Mikaela, then lost it. Gained during JoAnn’s pregnancy with Sammy, then lost it. Gained during pregnancy with Joshie, and initially had lost a good portion of it, but then changed jobs to one that had me at a desk for far too much, […]

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