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After years of a mediocre online presence I have grown sick of myself.  I don’t think it’s related to what I write, what I post, my political leanings or any of those common topics that make an online persona what it is.  I don’t think it’s my online persona per se.  I am just sick of myself, in all areas of my life, online and off.  So, with some hesitation I will be removing all of my various blogs over the next few days to weeks.  I may re-emerge in some manifestation but at this point I could not tell you what that manifestation will be.  I blame recent life events for this identity crisis, as I’ve labeled it.  I no longer really know who I am or who I want to or should be.  Some things will never change and that is my dedication as a father.  I will always love my children with all of my heart and will never cease to be everything that they deserve.  To be honest, my children are, what I consider to be, my one saving grace.  Loving them, and being loved by them, has made some pretty tough situations survivable.  However, every other aspect of who I am is fair game. It’s time to make a change, for better or worse. I don’t really know if anyone reads this blog anymore but if there are any passers by, farewell…  Thanks for stopping by.  Maybe our paths will cross elsewhere in the future.



My wife posted this video on her facebook page.  I think it is amazing and wonderful.  Our soldiers are amazing men and women who put their lives on the line everyday so that we may enjoy our freedom and our way of life.  I can’t say enough about them or about this video but I am certainly going to try and communicate my respect for them through my writing on this blog.  This video makes me think and feel so many things.  So many things that I can’t even put into words yet.  What I do know is that each and every one of them deserves the warm and loving reception they received from their loved ones.

god I hate Bobble Heads….

I downloaded the X-Box 360 update so that I can play many original X-Box games on my 360 system.  It works great so far.  I have no complaints.  It is nice to play Oblivion one minute and change to Halo 2 the next.  Overall, I have had no problems with X-Box 360 and have found it to be very user friendly, in all aspects.

Oblivion: Elder Scrolls IV

Posted: October 25, 2006 in Gaming, Reviews, Sci-Fi

I recently bought Oblivion: Elder Scrolls IV for Xbox 360.  I have to say, this game is pretty amazing.  The graphics are top notch, the action is real, is challenging, and is frequent but the best characteristic is that the game is huge.  The world created is enormous and the player’s options are endless.  The quest itself is pretty straight forward, although I have barely scratched the surface but there is virtually infinite peripheral “quests” to take up your time. I have played approximately 4 hours and have only escaped the prison, found my way into (and finally out of) underground ruins, and finally behind the walls of the marketplace. Like I said, I’ve barely scratched the surface of this game but my initial impression is overwhelmingly positive. I would not hesitate to recommend this game.

At last!!!

Posted: August 22, 2006 in Gaming, My Opinion, Reviews

I finally got an x-box 360 last night.  Actually, my wife bought it for me for our anniversary.  I have yet to set it up but am looking forward to it.  After doing so, I will post a review here.  I expect that it will be quite an experience.  It should hold my need for new technology and toys at bay until PS3 is released in November.

Just when I thought I would quit posting Star Wars videos and focus on something else, I find more that I just can’t resist.  This is pretty good.  I didn’t even search for this, I just happened to stumble across it during my “travels.”  Enjoy–