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Call the Midwife: Unexpectedly Amazing…

2 January 2017

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Wife had heard some good comments about the show Call the Midwife, so we started watching. We were hooked instantly. First, there’s the topic itself: midwifery. We’ve always been that family that uses midwives and planned for home births or non-hospital births (though all but one kiddo had other plans). But the show is very […]

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Review: Corazonas Heartbar Oatmeal Squares

1 December 2016

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Had the opportunity to review these bars during our time in Seattle with Evanna‘s birth and stay in NICU. I preface the review with that for two reasons: it is long overdue and it was the perfect time for them, since during the NICU stay, I wasn’t exactly on a regular eating schedule. These bars […]

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First Days Using a Mac: Thoughts from a PC Guy…

27 May 2016

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My work computer was getting along in years, and while it still ran ok, battery life was majorly deteriorated…and that is a major problem for me as I’m out and about. So with saving up my Amazon affiliate proceeds for a while, I’d accumulated enough to replace it. Considered options over the course of a […]

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Review: AcTek Sundock Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

16 March 2016

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Disclaimer: I received this product for review. However, as always, this did not, and does not, affect my review. It’s not often I’m surprised by a product. But the AcTek Sundock Wireless Bluetooth Speaker did so on a couple of levels. I’d seen similar speakers show up in my Amazon feed before, but sort of […]

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Review…

10 March 2016

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While the official launch date is tomorrow, March 11th, I was able to pre-order mine…and surprisingly, it arrived 10 days early. So I’ve definitely been using it the past week and a half, so thought I’d share my unsolicited review. I was coming from an S5, and had skipped the S6. And frankly, I was […]

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Review: Filipino Phil’s Nuclear Chipotle Sauces…

27 February 2016

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This review highlights three four things that I love: hot sauce, local business, businesses that give back, and since my time in the Navy where I served alongside many, the Filipino people. It was a chance meeting, if you believe in that sort of thing. My wife and kids were at a local QFC to raise […]

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s Legacy…

9 January 2016

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In the next post on the series from Onward: Engaging the Culture without Losing the Gospel we look at the legacy of Dr. King, and what is was about the man and his words that is so starkly different from other civil rights leaders then (and now)? The author makes an argument that he spoke much […]

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The Church and Social Justice…

6 January 2016

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Two quick points before I dive into the next in the posts inspired by Onward: Engaging the Culture without Losing the Gospel by Russell Moore: 1. In prepping for this, realized I’d written on a similar topic almost 5 years ago. This dovetails quite nicely. 2. The term ‘social justice’ is one often quietly shunned by Christians…I […]

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Onward: Engaging the Culture without Losing the Gospel

4 January 2016

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I’d initially received this book from B&H Publishing last year…in July. But it was unsolicited, which confused me immensely, so I didn’t immediately dig into it. But now that I have, I’m hooked on not just the book, but what the author is writing. In the coming days/weeks, I’ll highlight other thoughts from the book, combining […]

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Open Letter to the Carrie Fisher Body-Shamers…

31 December 2015

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Saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens tonight for my oldest son’s birthday…so much better than I expected. But after having read articles about some of the body-shaming comments toward Carrie Fisher, I have some of my own comments for (and about) these people. First, were you even watching the same movie? I thought she looked fantastic. You […]

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