Category Archives: General

READ MY $%@#& BLOG!!

When I was about 13 years of age, I developed a forked tongue.   At home, I spoke in a manner that was pleasing to my parents.  Outside the home, my vocabulary shrunk and 4 letter words dripped off my tongue like … Continue reading

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Map My Run – death trail version

I decided to go for a run last night.  It’s the first time I have run (without chasing a soccer ball in the process) in a long time. At least since last week.  In the neighborhood I currently live, there … Continue reading

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Law to the proud, Grace to the humble

Last year I had the privilege of co-coaching a girl’s volleyball team for a local high school.  Like most coaches, I love my team but sometimes struggle with the various personalities and abilities represented.  Some of the nicer girls can’t hit … Continue reading

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I fought the law and the law won

As they were putting handcuffs on me, I had a flashback of a chorus of an old song playing in my head: “I fought the law and the law won.  I fought the law and the law won.” Like catching a … Continue reading

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Loving the lepers in our land

I walked into my local hair cuttery place this week to relieve my sweaty head of its growing mop. I was greeted by “Anna,” a young, thin woman, with long black hair and a sleeve full of tattoos on one … Continue reading

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A day of Independence?

Today is July 4th, known in America as “Independence Day,” the day our nation officially proclaimed our independence from the British monarchy.    We now have 237 candles in our national cake.   Happy Birthday to us. As this holiday has approached, I … Continue reading

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Empty tomb or empty faith?

“The tomb is empty.” I have a close friend that adds that sentence as his signature at the bottom of all his emails.   Even in October.    When I first received an email from him, in December 2002, I remember thinking … Continue reading

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Why grocery stores are not men friendly

Last night I went to the local grocery store for a few staple items, things like milk, bread & Doritos.   It took me 3 hours. Needless to say, I really dislike trips to the grocery store.   I never need many … Continue reading

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Bingo the Monkey – a new children’s book

Every week I drive past my local Barnes & Nobles located located down the street from my house.  Every time I drive by, my seven-year old expresses an interest to go in.  Today, we carved out some time to see … Continue reading

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Lying, wrestling and the limp to come

On August 31st of last year, I wrote a post about the controversy surrounding Lance Armstrong and the allegations that he had taken “performance enhancing drugs.” Towards the end of that article I made a prophetic prediction, “One day (soon) … Continue reading

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The overwhelming scent of a woman

Perfume smells nice unless you are in Seat 1A, next to the overly fragranced flight attendant, 35,000 feet high, on a tiny express plane with circulated air – which is where I am at the moment.   My seat is conveniently … Continue reading

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Banning guns, rocks and Snapchat

If you have your finger on the pulse of new technology, you are already familiar with the wildly popular app called Snapchat.  About two months ago a trusted, technologically savvy friend introduced this app to me.  She explained that it … Continue reading

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Rod’s Blog: 2012 Year in review

As 2012 comes to an end, so does my first year as an official blogger.  I never thought I would join the blogging community and now I can’t imagine not being a part of it.  Though I have been writing for years … Continue reading

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I am bad to the bone

Believe it or not, I have a few enemies walking around on this planet.   If they were to ever see this post title, they would whole-heartedly agree that I am a bad person.   A few of them have even … Continue reading

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My $86,400 gift

Last night, I was awoken by the doorbell.  I looked at my clock – it was exactly 11:58pm – two minutes shy of midnight.  “Who could that be?”, I thought.  I went to the door and as I slowly opened it – … Continue reading

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School shootings and what they teach us about security

As I write this, I am on a business trip to Sheppards Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, TX. Before I entered the base, I drove through a military checkpoint where my car was visually searched and my credentials were … Continue reading

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Things I need: water, food, an iPad, etc.

There are some things in life that seem to constantly elude us.   They may not elude all of us all of the time but they certainly can have a slippery aspect to them and make each hard to grab at … Continue reading

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