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Jeff Hendricks
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Attended Nicholls State University
Lives in Schriever, LA 70395
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It's "World Book and Copyright Day." Here's how excessive copyright restrictions make historical books disappear.
A book published during the presidency of Chester A. Arthur has a greater chance of being in print today than one published during the time of Reagan.
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Because every story has two sides.
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It's about citizenship, and neither side needs to be hateful. But I have to say it's been a test of fortitude to not be angry.
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So, I never really was interested in getting a tattoo, until I discovered this... I can imagine some Ghost-In-The-Shell circuits running up my arms, but only visible under blacklight.... that would be crazy!
Not gonna do it, but still... 
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I believe...
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I feel like posting a friendly PSA.

So, last week was a good week, and we were very busy as a family... but consequently, I didn't get enough sleep, and even after resting all weekend, I'm still fighting a sleep deficit. I'm telling you what, sleep deprivation is crippling. I'm constantly ridden with guilt at having to sleep when my family is awake and wanting my time, but every time I don't do it, I suffer for days until I can catch up.

I think (as I close in on my 40th birthday) the one thing I struggle with the most is not being able to do as much as I want to do in a single day. My physical limitations I'm okay with. My mental prowess is still going strong as well. But when my cognitive functions suffer because I can't sleep, from just not enough time, or sleep apnea... If nothing else, I feel like a failure and like something's wrong with me, but the truth is most of the world today functions without enough sleep.

I know people that function on 5 hours a night or less. Heck, I used to do it on a regular basis. But at some point, it will come back to bite you. It is a vicious cycle, and it can be very dangerous. I still think my big accident 3 years ago could have been avoided if I weren't so tired (even though I didn't do anything wrong, I might have looked twice). 

And sadly, my relationship with coffee has to suffer for it. I started drinking it when I was working crazy flip-flop hours, and I never shook the habit, because it was easier to drink a strong cup than go to bed an hour earlier. My brain was still running, so why not? And yet, I was setting myself up for failure. It's 10 years later and I'm still struggling with it.

It's estimated that 20% of car accidents are caused by sleep deprivation, not to mention other errors (medical, etc.)

I am slowly learning to deal with it, even though I hate having to admit I can't stay up forever. I haven't gotten to where I need medical intervention, but I definitely am more aware of it now than I was even a year ago.
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Sleep apnea is deadly. And lack of sleep can lead to depression and all sorts of other bad things.
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Sitting out under the sycamore tree.
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Good Friday #CoffeeCeption! (Home today)
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In case you're wondering how we do bedtime, it looks something like this.
 
Bedtime rap with Mom, Dad, and Lily.
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Bedtime can be very stressful at my house, this is one of the ways I try to make it a bit more fun so the Minions don't go to bed with weeping and gnashing of teeth.
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This. YES. So very much THIS.
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Chillaxin at Ochsner. Then the zoo.
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I make money by fixing other people's junk.
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  • John Deere Thibodaux
    2007 - present
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Born-again techno-geek renaissance man.
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Born-again techno-geek renaissance man from Thibodaux, LA.
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    Music, 1992 - 1996
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