June 2015

Learning as a father

June 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

Being a dad is rough work– it’s another one of those challanges that life throws at you– showing you that even the greatest thing you can accomplish in your life has challanges.  I thought of this in particular today because we went to breakfast at one of my favorite places for breakfast– the place isn’t important– but Lili and I both noticed an older gentleman having lunch with his son– you could tell right away that his kid was an addict of some sort– probably heroin, definitely something, and they were there, sitting across from each other, having breakfast, in silence.  The son looked homeless and went outside every couple of minutes to have another smoke– he had five while we were there eating our breakfast and each time he would pace back and forth past our window– the life practically gone from his eyes.  I kept looking over at his father, in his 60’s to see if there was some kind of reaction, something we could look at to indicate he […]

HardCore History

June 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

              A week ago, my buddy Matt Snook, told me that I should check out Dan Carlin’s hardcore history– specifically, Blue print for Armageddon– a multi-volume, very, very comprehensive discussion of World War I.  I know, you’re thinking WWI?  Boring?  Who cares? I remember studying both of the World Wars in college at WSU– but I didn’t remember much as much about the first world war, except that it is the reason why there was a second one and that the flu pandemic was right in the middle of it.  So when Matt was talking about it, I thought it would be interesting, but I didn’t think much of it.  The next day I just happened to be browsing for something and remembered him talking about it. You can stop here.  Just go and download Dan Carlin, Hardcore History, Blueprint for Armageddon.  Here’s the link: http://www.dancarlin.com/product/hardcore-history-50-blueprint-for-armageddon-I/ A couple of highlights– and I have to say its hard to list them in any specific order…. Before the War […]