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Carl Holscher
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New Post - Legacy RIP Marie Holscher. Grandmother. Teacher. Conservationist.

Tonight, I am driving with my wife to The Blennerhassett Hotel in West Virginia. There, we slumber and wake early tomorrow to continue to Cincinnati, OH. I wish the trip was under better circumstances, but it’s to attend the funeral of my grandmother. She…

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New Post - Playing with your idols

A lot of people laugh at the idea of eSports. Playing a video game professionally is a scoff-worthy idea but is it so different from other sports? Someone spent thousands of hours practicing and playing a game and now they’re extremely good at it. My…

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New Post - Jason's Journeys

Jason is a curious wanderer and good human. I enjoyed this podcast as he talks about his travels around the country. “I’m too curious to let things be as they are. So I have to probe, I have to explore, I have to ask why of everything that comes my way in…

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New Post - Why I Need an AR-15

I came across this well-written, reasoned piece explaining why someone would own an AR-15. The part that really hit me was this: The AR-15 is less a model of rifle than it is an open-source, modular weapons platform that can be customized for a whole…

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New Post - Barely a day

Barely a day goes by without a mass shooting. It’s terrifying. It’s exhausting. It’s a problem native to the United States. It’s a mentally unhealthy population that knows no way to express their feelings other than violence. It’s a country where you can…

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New Post - Recipe for a shooting

Men are unable to deal with their emotions. We’re taught from an early age to man up and be tough. No one is going to see you cry. And it’s garbage. Men are emotional people too. We cry. We hurt. We have emotions but it’s not allowed for us to display…

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New Post - Just keep swimming

As I may have mentioned before, books are hard. They’re hard because not only are they putting a part of yourself out into the world and saying it is worth something. But it takes a lot of work to make a book. I spent years on what would become this book.…

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New Post - Books are hard. I wrote one. And it's available today.

Writing a book is hard. Putting words together and having another set of professional eyes fix them is painful. My book is a collection of essays and it was covered in red once I got it back from the editor. And I’m thankful it was. I know I don’t write…

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New Post - Hindi Song (You've got to listen to this to believe it.)

I wasn’t planning to post a follow-up to India Calling. And yes, they’re still calling. I’ve lost count of how many thousands of times they’ve called us in the past week. But it averages 4,200 calls from 6pm to 7am. And probably about the same during out…

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New Post - India Calling - Fun with Indian Scammers (Now with Audio!)

For the past three days, callers from India have called our help desk almost non-stop. When I arrived this morning, my co-worker’s telephone read 1324 missed calls since 6pm yesterday. For the first two hours of work this morning, we had racked up another…
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