Journal Entry – 5.18.2024

It is 7:01 AM on Saturday, May 18th 2024. There are a number of things on my mind this morning. The first and perhaps most incredible is that a futuristic purpose of this blog is now halfway possible. I had imagined that my descendants in the future would be able to ‘speak with me’ through…… Continue reading Journal Entry – 5.18.2024

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Journal Entry – 5.11.2024

It 4:02 PM on Saturday, May 11th 2024, the day before Mother’s Day. My boys and I participated in our dojo’s Fighter’s Cup tournament last weekend. We do the semi-knockdown which allows thin foam pads over the feet, shins and hands. Regardless they are thin and my division with huge guys, don’t offer much protection…… Continue reading Journal Entry – 5.11.2024

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Journal Entry – 12.30.23

It is 5:03 AM on December 30th, 2023. This is typically one of my favorite times of the year due to the long break from work for Christmas and New Years. I never take off the few days between those two holidays as it is very slow. Only a few customers will send e-mails and…… Continue reading Journal Entry – 12.30.23

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Journal Entry – Comics

Every morning I read the Columbus Dispatch on my iPad. My hometown newspaper holds a lot of nostalgia for me and I like to start my day here in California with a taste of home. When I was young I used to read the paper’s comic section at lunch usually with a nice bowl of…… Continue reading Journal Entry – Comics

Journal Entry – 7.24.2023

After a whirlwind summer that included a trip to Idaho to memorialize by cousin Paul, a trip home to Ohio, two very busy weeks in Japan and then a week of jet-lag induced lethargy I’m feeling good. This was my first really productive day in a while and I got everything accomplished. The first was…… Continue reading Journal Entry – 7.24.2023

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