1. 43

    Another year older. I'm solidly in my forties now. It's not too bad.

    We've had a few additions to the family in the past year: we bought two more Yorkshire Terriers, named Boo and Tweezer. About a week and half ago, Boo gave birth to a puppy whom we've named …

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  2. Ten New Year's Resolutions for Everyone

    Being the arrogant lummox that I am, I've taken it upon myself to make a list of ten New Year's resolutions for everyone to follow.

    1. Be a better parent. Make time to spend with children (even if you have no children of your own).
    2. Be a better spouse. Are you …

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  3. Not Quite NaNoWriMo


    I've often dreamed of participating in NaNoWriMo, the National Novel Writing Month, in which people pledge to write a novel during the month of November. Unfortunately, I'm not really a novel-writing guy. I could maybe write a short story or two, but I'm just not enough of a writer to …

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  4. Lunar Lander

    Whenever I'm asked how I got interested in computers, I relate this story:

    When I was about ten years old, my father took me to an IBM open house. Dad worked for IBM during its heyday, when it was the biggest computer company in the world and would seemingly control …

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  5. 41


    Another year has gone by. I didn't really set many goals for myself last year, so I'm not disappointed by any failures (although I am disappointed that I didn't set any goals). I lost 20 pounds and ran the Peachtree Road Race, but I've regained the 20 pounds.

    The biggest …

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  6. 40

    A few weeks ago, I was talking to an older gentleman at a golf course, and I mentioned my 40th birthday was coming up.

    He smiled and asked "It went by quick, didn't it?"

    Yes, it did.

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  7. 39

    I celebrated my 39th birthday this week, if the term "celebrate" can mean "sit alone at home and watch TV just like every other night." Because my birthday is in January, I do Birthday Resolutions instead of New Year's Resolutions. After all, that gives me a couple more weeks to …

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