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The Great Wall Marathon Adventure
To celebrate 10 years of marriage, Jessi and I, along with my sister and her boyfriend, went to Beijing, China to run a Marathon on The Great Wall. The race was put on by an organization called Albatross Adventures and included 6 days, with a couple of tour...
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2018 Goals: Focus
Last year I read a fantastic book called " The ONE Thing " by Gary Keller. The principle is that we, as humans, are bad multi-taskers. So, to create truly impactful results, we need to focus. Focus on one thing. It's not that there's anything wrong with bei...
2018 Goals: Focus
2018 Goals: Focus
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2017 Goals Review: Maker Year
It's time for the annual update on goals. This year was the Maker Year . I had a bunch of projects around the house I wanted to do (and I completed most of them). We also welcomed Samson to the family right before the start of the year. It turns out that ha...
2017 Goals Review: Maker Year
2017 Goals Review: Maker Year
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Smart Home Adventures: The Chamberlain Smart Garage Door Opener With MyQ Bridge
Here's a first world problem: Our garage door opener was old. The opener itself worked fine - though it was kind of loud - but most importantly, most of the controls didn't work. For example, I didn't know the keypad's code and couldn't figure out a way to ...
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How a Laughing Baby Brings Glory To God
I believe in God. I believe he created everything: the cosmos, earth, plants, animals, etc. It's through that creation we know God exists and created us. In Romans 1:19-20, Paul writes: "For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has show...
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How I lost 18 Pounds in 37 Days
I'm training for a Tough Mudder next weekend. A Tough Mudder is a 10 mile run with 20 obstacles in your way. It's a combination of cardio, strength, fear factor, and group effort. I'm excited and nervous. My training goals are simple: run 10 miles non-stop,...
How I lost 18 Pounds in 37 Days
How I lost 18 Pounds in 37 Days
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A Transparent Look At Our Investment Property's Performance
When buying an investment property, I "run the numbers" to see what type of return I can expect. I make a bunch of researched assumptions, plug them into a spreadsheet and it pops back a bevy of numbers. Based on those numbers, we decided to buy or pass. Je...
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Our Awesome New Bathroom
When we bought our house in July , we knew the bathroom needed some work. Specifically, the shower leaked and needed to be redone. It was at this point we began to live out the book " If You Give a Mouse a Cookie " in real life (...it'll probably want a gla...
Our Awesome New Bathroom
Our Awesome New Bathroom
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Why I Like Star Wars (Spoiler: It's About Working On a Mission)
Image: reddit.com Here's a non-surprise: I like the original Star Wars movie. The other day, I was trying to pinpoint why I still like it. Thinking about it in the context of the larger Star Wars universe, it really isn't that great: The light saber battle ...
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Smart Home Adventures: Amazon Echo (And Alexa)
For Christmas my parents gave me an Amazon Echo. It's pretty cool and we've been using it for a while. Since it's a voice activated system, I thought I'd record a video of my review. It's 10 minutes long, and that was to give you a good flavor for the types...
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