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On Dogs and Life Changes

As I’ve talked about before, I have a special place in my heart for the Three Days of Syllamo race down in Arkansas. The first year I went, I rode down with Adam, who I’d never met before, and Stuart, who I barely knew at the time. It was a fantastic, life-changing weekend, but one…

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The Legend Of The North Lawrence Cannon

For the past two years, I have served as the Moderator of the North Lawrence Facebook group.┬áNorth Lawrence is filled with a colorful cast of characters and events.┬áSeveral times a month, large and significant booms reverberate through the neighborhood. When these began, residents flocked to the Facebook group page and attempted to explain these noises.…

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A Lesson In Computer Security

At my place of employ, I.T. security is viewed as being paramount. If one leaves one’s computer ever, for any reason, one is to have it locked under password control. As such, when somebody walks away and leaves their computer unlocked, it has become a bit of a time honored tradition to mess with their…

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A Winter Saga

What’s this?!? I’ve just received a phone call about a damsel in distress! Time to suit up, mount the War Camel and ride to the damsel’s rescue! Snow Puppy says “Go forth! Rescue the Distressed Damsel and return her to me so I may snuggle and cause her great warmth!” Prepared to head into snowy…

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People Who Aren’t Runners

Over the past six months or so, I’ve noticed something. On my daily commute to work, I drive through a part of town that isn’t exactly what one would call wealthy. The local hospital is located firmly in the middle of this neighborhood filled with blue collar, hard-working types. The houses are all small, built…

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Saying “Yes” When You Want To Say “No”

Recently, I was approached by an acquaintance of mine who wanted to know if I was interested in collaborating on a musical project with him. The project was a completely different genre than anything I’d ever worked in before, one I have no more than a passing knowledge of. The acquaintance, who we’ll call Todd…