I stepped into our neighborhood bargain store and immediately my eyes were drawn to a shelf in the far corner where a lone box marked Weber sat. Now, I have been eyeballing a new grill for some time and Weber was high on the list so, as you can imagine the […]

Oh What a twisted Weber we weave.

paper bag
Instead of making an overwrought, nationalistic, fake patriotic post about America I would like to post in praise of the humble paper bag.  You often overlook little things in life. It is human nature to get wrapped up in life and take for granted all the incredible inventions we have […]

In Praise of the Humble Paper Bag

When I made the leap from Product Manager to DevOps Manager I quickly realized where my knowledge gaps were. One gap that was very apparent was in the arena of software automation known as PowerShell. What is PowerShell you say? I said the same thing. In my former life as […]

By the Power of PowerShell, I have the power!

Belsnickle is not Santa Claus. The Pennsylvania Dutch, who were not Dutch at all, but ”Deutsche”, or German, are credited with bringing many of their country’s Christmas customs with them to America. This helped to shape the New World Christmas traditions. As early as the 1820’s, Father Christmas shows up […]

Belsnickle or Pelz-nickle is not Santa Claus

Throughout my life,  being exposed to many, many different genres of music I developed a particular fascination with amazing movie soundtrack composers. I have over 300 movie music albums, and I know it is a much-loved medium for many people. I find it odd that more movie music is not played […]

Amazing Movie Soundtrack Composers

I have a very good friend that introduced me to cigars. Now, I don’t mean I was oblivious of what a cigar was into my 40s. What I mean is, He shared a cigar with me and explained that he enjoyed them immensely. I have to admit I was not […]

The Mystery of Cigars or why I like them now

It has been a while since I made any kind of reference to the work that I do. This is actually a great thing. In general when you do not talk about your job you are pretty happy. That being said I shifted from more of a product manager role […]

Work I do : Update

80s Toys : M.U.S.C.L.E. men
I know. I know. There are millions of blog posts about Obscure 80s toys you loved.  There is a reason for that. They make cool posts! So in the interest of doing my part to keep the internet running like the well oiled machine that it is. Here is mine. Boglins […]

Obscure 80s toys you loved

Most teenagers tend to gravitate towards some genre of music. They tend to keep coming back and enjoying that music all of their lives. I was no different. Synthwave was my music of choice. Tears for fear, Ray Lynch, Alpha Ville, Thompson Twins, and Bronski Beat are all bands that […]

Synthwave Revolution

Do not fear
I am convinced that fear drives almost all of our behaviors. It has become more and more clear to me as I have gotten older and more aware of my mortality. Death is the thing that we all fear the most.  Hundreds of published academic papers have shown that worrying […]

Fear the Mind Killer

I had the distinct displeasure of sitting within listening distance of a family at dinner tonight. My ears were assailed with the most incredulous conversation regarding tattoos I have heard in a long time. Living in the south as I do, I should know better than to think the intelligence […]

Mother of all tattoo myths

This year’s celebrations are truly filled with a great many “firsts” for me. With this in mind I wanted to list them out and note my gratitude for them one by one.    This is the first year that I have no children living with me at home. It was […]

Gratitude 2015