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Chez Neez

Traditions have to start somewhere. One of my favorite traditions began in 2009 with a simple, spur-of-the-moment dinner invitation from our very close friends Steve and Tracy Nees. It’s a dinner we now do every year on the day after Christmas. What makes this tradition special is that simple means getting back to the core […]

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Punkin Chunkin 2010

For the second year in a row, we trucked out to the middle of a Delaware farmer’s field to watch teams launch pumpkins through the Fall sky. The field was ringed with contraptions powered by air, tension and torsion. It was the torsion contraptions that we were most interested, as Team Chucky was once again […]

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15 Years: MM to JV

Late this afternoon will mark the fifteenth anniversary of the day my life changed forever. On September 23, 1995, I married a beautiful girl named Jennifer Anne Vreeland. Over the past 15 years, she’s not only become a beautiful woman, but also a wonderful wife, a trusted friend, and a loving and caring mother. To […]

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Futuregeek

This is what the lid of a beat up, old ThinkPad x570 should look like. It’s like the mullet of laptops: business on the lid, Webkinz on the inside .

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Punkin Chunkin 2009

Update: Minor corrections and added a must-watch video. Update: Rumor has it Chucky III got a throw off on the last day for a distance of 1,000+ feet. Way to go! “Fire in the hole!” It’s the first warning you get that a 10 pound pumpkin is about to fly out of an air canon […]

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Winter Preparations

It was 34 degrees when I awoke this morning. The trees around my house are transitioning from a solid wall of summer green to a palette of reds, oranges and yellows. The late-October Bucks County Covered Bridges ride approaches. Killington is blowing snow. It’s one of the most exciting times of the year for me. […]

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The happiest place on earth (seriously)

A few random lessons learned from last week’s family trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando: I am pretty sure the phrase “Let me make the magic” when uttered by a tired bus shuttle attendant is equivalent to “These tourists missed their bus again so I have to make a side trip to drop them […]

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The Outer Banks 2009

Highlights from our trip to OBX in North Carolina in August 2009: Warm Atlantic water Enough sun to justify SPF50 each day Great location, house and travel companions A 20-mile bike ride south on NC Hwy 12 over the Oregon Inlet bridge into Hatteras The biggest, most mouth-wateringly delicious and tender filet ever to grace […]

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Training Wheels? Who Needs ‘Em!

Matt Asay is fond of reminding people about the gazillion benefits of working from home near the mountains of Utah (often reminding us by posting videos from his helmet cam as he does midday cruises down the fine Utah powdered slopes). I don’t live near the Wasatch, but I do have a career that allows […]

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