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My love for writing has found a new outlet. For years now, I've been making unique birthday cards to give to my friends and family. It's something I love to do, and I can easily spend hours and hours (even when I shouldn't) at the computer coming up with just the right funny comments, poetry,...
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The idea presented in “The Fair Tax Solution” by Ken Hoagland is so simple, yet it could have profound positive effects on our country (and the world) if we would just implement it. I highly recommend that every American read this book. Hoagland is not an economist, but that is exactly what allows...
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My favorite poem and best advice ever is this:  Live with intention   Walk to the edge   Listen hard   Practice wellness   Play with abandon   L A U G H   Choose with no regret   Continue to learn   Appreciate your friends   Do what you love   Live as if this is all there is      By...
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I just finished reading Richard North Patterson's book "The Final Judgment" AKA "Caroline Masters". It was an excellent story, full of twists and turns and shadows. It is the first of his long list of books that I have read, but I guarantee that I will be reading the rest. I was...
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I just finished reading an excellent book:  Lies the Government Told You by Judge Andrew P. Napolitano. This book provides an authoritative, historical look at how the United States government has evolved through Presidential actions, Supreme Court decisions, wars, and Congressional legislation. At...
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David Shippy, my co-author of The Race for a New Game Machine, spoke at his alma-mater The University of Kentucky last week.  You can read an interview about the event here: http://kykernel.com/2010/02/21/xbox-ps3-engineer-electrifies-audience/.  You can also view a video clip of the presentation...
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I just finished reading Free Book by Brian Tome (publisher Thomas Nelson provided me with a complimentary copy). Through true-life experience, Tome shares his belief that God means for us to be free in all aspects of our lives. There are some refreshing gold nuggets of eye-opening truths inside,...
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I love America. I love her rich history, her spectacular landscapes and her interesting people. I believe that our Founding Fathers were brave and insightful, having learned many hard lessons under British rule. I want to restore this country to the glory that was their vision for a free America....
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My father died in 1999 from heart complications related to chronic myelomonocytic leukemia. We were very close, and I still miss him deeply. Last night I dreamed of him, and it was so real that there was a brief moment when I first woke that I believed I’d been with him. In real life, he and my Mom...
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My book "The Race for a New Game Machine" comes out in paperback on December 29, 2009 (ISBN 0806531428). I'm really pleased with how it turned out. Love the way Citadel Press did the quotes on the back.
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Wired magazine reviewed "The Race for a New Game Machine" yesterday. You can read the article at http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2009/11/the-race-for-a-new-game-machine/. This is good timing, because the paperback version of the book comes out in January.
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Austin, Texas, is an unexpected jewel in the great State of Texas. To quote from my own book, The Race for a New Game Machine – Creating the Chips Inside the Xbox 360 & the PlayStation 3” which is set in Austin:   “Onward Through the Fog. Live Music Capital of the World. Hillary is Hot! You’re...
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My oldest brother, Jim, and his wife, Susan, were heading back to Amarillo from the mountains in northern New Mexico one hot summer day when they came across a broken down church bus. Flat plains of red dirt, barely tacked in place by the sparse desert grass and cacti, stretched for miles and miles...
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I’ve often heard the argument that since America already has a socialized education system and a socialized welfare system, why do we have such a hard time swallowing socialized medicine?   Yes, every U.S. citizen up to a certain age has an equal right to an education, and we pay a lot of taxes to...
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I’m wondering about dreams. I’ve had some crazy ones lately, and my sister says I should be keeping a journal. I would, if I could figure out what the journal would do for me. From childhood, I have always had vivid, very detailed, intense dreams. I love them! Every night is an adventure. Last...
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