Another Move

Okay, in the time that I have been blogging, I have had four different sites.  First, I started at Writers on the Loose (WOTL).  WOTL is a great group of people, and there are several writers there who are worth reading.  While my stay was only short at WOTL, it helped me to learn that I have a passion for writing.  Even if my editing ability is lacking. Then I spent a long time at Blog-City and for the most part I was happy with their free service.  I really had no intention of leaving.  However, they started to charge,

Sandy’s Blog

Well, after following my blog for years, my dear wife has finally given into the addiction called blogging.  She followed my ill-advised advice, and used WordPress.  After a brief training session, she finally has a new post.  It is the talk she offered at her grand father’s funeral. So, please take a minute to check it out. Oh, and don’t expect much politics over there.  She doesn’t find it as interesting as I do.  But you will probably learn more about us through her blog, then you will through mine.

SODO: Cheesy Chicken and Rice

Well, as thouse who follow my twitter account already know, I have put the dutcho ovens away for the year.  However, shortly after I put them away, I pulled them out again.  Last Wednesday my daughter’s school held Parent Teacher Conference.  And to show our teacher appreciation for the extra long hours, our School Parent’s Organization provide dinner for the teachers on that day. Last year my wife made a delicious Chicken Corn Chowder.  And this year, I thought that it would be a good excuse to use the Dutch Ovens one last time.  So, I pulled them out of

100 Push Ups: Week 2 Exhaustion Test

After the Conferences on Saturday, I put my kids to bed, then did some last minute Internet time wasting, before I remembered that I needed to do my exhausion test. After the 2nd week of the One Hundred Push Ups program, you are supposed to test yourself.  While it is priimarily to see where you belong during week three, I used it to psyche myself up and help me to see that I am improving. I didn’t want to psyche myself out by counting them.  So, I had my wife count for me.  I was afraid that by knowing that

Things to Consider Before You Start a Blog

I was recently asked by a friend “what are the top 20 issues, technical or otherwise that someone might face who is learning to blog?”  While he wasn’t looking for a lot a details, I decided that I would give him the details, and now I figured that I would share it here. Twenty issues huh?  Well, that’s and interesting question, and would be a long list, but let me try. First of all, not many of my answers will address technical issues.  I think that this is primarily because most blogs are pretty easy to use.  Not much different

100 Pushups: Week 1, Day 1

As I told you last week, I am going to try and do 100 pushups after 6 weeks of preparation.  Honestly, I don’t know that I really believe that I can do 100 pushups, but I am willing to give it a try.  I know believe and I can…  Well, we will see what happens in 6 weeks. Anyway, yesterday was the first day.  I put it off for the first half of the day.  My original plan was to do it right after my morning run on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  But  After putting some thought into it, I