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  • Get Outdoors

    Get Outdoors

    We were fortunate to enjoy a break in the weather yesterday and decided to take full advantage of the situation. I have to admit that we haven’t always been great at getting the kids out into the wilderness as much as we should. Now that our youngest is over a yearRead More »
  • Assistive Video Game Technology

    Assistive Video Game Technology

    If you’re anything like me, you grew up playing video games. In between stints of playing outside, I have fond memories of having friends over and gathering around my Nintendo to have an afternoon of gaming fun. My younger brother and I also spent countless hours playing games togetherRead More »
  • Screen Time: How Much is Too Much?

    Screen Time: How Much is Too Much?

    Is there really such a thing as too much screen time? Between cell phones, computers, televisions, tablets, and watches, a screen is usually only inches away. As much as I hate to do it, because I love my electronics,Read More »
  • The Apple Watch: A Dad’s Opinion

    The Apple Watch: A Dad’s Opinion

    Apple Watch reviews are everywhere. You can visit any major tech site and see in-depth reviews of every feature, software bug, pro, con, and whatever else you’d like. Instead of beating a dead horse, I’m going to talk about how the Apple Watch has helped meRead More »
  • What I’m Listening to: Podcast Edition

    What I’m Listening to: Podcast Edition

    This list is ever-changing, but I thought it would be fun to make a list of the podcasts I listen to most often and to get suggestions from all of you on some good ones that are missing from the lineup.Read More »
  • The Challenge of a Good Work-Life Balance

    The Challenge of a Good Work-Life Balance

    Let me start off by saying that I might not have always been the best person to write about work-life balance. Earlier in my career, I felt that it was a badge of honor to put in extra hours. Maybe someone would notice.Read More »
  • Protecting Your Digital Assets, a Guide to Backup – Part 3

    Protecting Your Digital Assets, a Guide to Backup – Part 3

    We have already covered how to best organize your information and make a local backup in Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, so you are off to a great start. In this installment, I’ll look at the vast array of cloud backup options to make sure you’ll be protected if something happensRead More »
  • Protecting Your Digital Assets, a Guide to Backup – Part 2

    Protecting Your Digital Assets, a Guide to Backup – Part 2

    In the previous article, I discussed backup strategies and how to get organized to best deal with your data. This time, I’ll walk you though some options to make the local copy of all of your important files.Read More »
  • Protecting Your Digital Assets, a Guide to Backup – Part 1

    Protecting Your Digital Assets, a Guide to Backup – Part 1

    Life sometimes feels chaotic in general, but once you start thinking of how important your digital assets are, it can be overwhelming. Think about it for a minute. Photos of your children, writings, school work, art. So many things that are created and stored on a computer are irreplaceable, yet the average person doesRead More »
  • First Time Dad: Surviving the First Two Weeks

    First Time Dad: Surviving the First Two Weeks

    Hey dads or soon-to-be dads! I thought it would be fun to share my experiences and some thoughts I have about preparing to be a dad and how to survive those first couple of weeks home with your new baby. Hopefully some of my ideas can make things just a little bit easier for youRead More »

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