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True Confessions From 2016

This year I’m starting a new tradition. We all make lists of resolutions an plan on making things different, but all of those efforts ring hollow to me, and I rarely participate in the game of out-with-the-old-in-with-the-new anyway. I do like a good reset though, and what better way to reset your life than to […]

It’s Complicated

Look, I’m no expert. I’m not. I barely feel competent in my own professional field. I don’t pretend to grand knowledge. I think it is hubris for anyone to pretend to grand knowledge. The world is simply too big and too complex to get any kind of real handle on. When you add up all […]

Do-It-Yourself Valentine’s Day Fortune Teller

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Valentine’s Day for some is a time of candy and flowers and nice cards, but my wife, and probably many more women, would like something a little more personal and a little more thought out on Valentine’s Day. To that end, I was browsing the webs and found a nice Valentine’s Day Fortune Teller, like […]

Send a Book of Mormon…to a Man in Jail

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Back in January I set up a little website after a run in with inspiration around the idea of flooding the world with the Book of Mormon. It’s www.SendaBookofMormon.com and after an initial push to get some tests sent out, I have had a trickle of customers come through. I send out a couple copies […]

Why I Skipped My High School Reunion (Again)

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I feel compelled to write this, perhaps as some kind of cleanse… I’m not at my 20th year high school reunion tonight. I’ve never been to any of my high school class reunions. I have always meant to go, and never have gone. For me, someone who lives on self motivation, who doesn’t use an […]

Experimenting with Rice and Words

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Two and a half weeks ago we started an experiment at the Seamons household. With rice and words. Our kids are angels all the time and never have any problems, right? Well, not so much. We’ve been getting to the wonderful age where even our three year old is calling the other kids names, and […]

One of My Dreams Came True

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I’ve been juggling since I was 18. I started when I stole/borrowed a Klutz book of Juggling and three bean bags from a friend, and I’ve never stopped since. I can juggle 3, 4, and 5 balls, yo-yo, clubs, knives, torches, rings, diabolo, devil sticks, cigar boxes, contact juggling, a little bit of spinning tops, […]

I’m Pretty Sure I Won the Race

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There are some definite perks to working from home. Jason was home from school with a sore throat and cough. He dug out my slot car track, which usually only sees the light of day once a year. By looking at him, you wouldn’t know that he’s sick. He’s running around the house, all smiles, […]

My Vespa Dream List

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I’ve been a fan of classic Vespa scooters since I was 14 and my brother-in-law took me for a ride on his ’79 P125X. My first scoot was a dead Rally 200, my second a pristine ’79 P125X I bought for a super cheap $500 (it was before all the barned scooters had been ferreted […]