Author Archives: Pete

The Name of the Rose

When I was in eighth grade, I saw a movie trailer for The Name of the Rose (based on the book by Umberto Eco). Filled with images of monks and castles, my D&D addled brain thought it looked kinda cool, … Continue reading

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Walking – 2020

Interestingly, the one 2020 goal that’s generated the most discussion has been my walking goal (walk five miles a day). One week in, let’s see how it’s going.

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2019 Year End Progress Report

Happy New Year! 2020 promises to be a year of change, inspiration, and I don’t know—other stuff. I’d like to start with a review of the 2019’s goals and progress and spin off new goals for the coming year. I … Continue reading

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2019 Q3 Progress Report

It’s October 1st. The leaves are browning, it’s getting chilly, it’s time to hang the Halloween decorations. It’s also the end of the third quarter, so let’s see where I’m at with my various goals. Read 20 books in 2019: … Continue reading

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AT4 Draft Complete!

This morning before work, with very little fanfare, I finished the epilogue, completing the rough draft for this fourth novel in the Togahan series. Like previous drafts, finishing the first pass is…well, weird. It’s like, there should be a firework … Continue reading

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Halo Rekindled

I was wowed by Halo: Combat Evolved when I first saw it back in 2001, and rushed to get my first Xbox when it was released just so I could play it. I went through the game several times, increasing … Continue reading

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2019 Q2 Progress Report

Hey everyone! It’s the end of June, closing out the second quarter of the year, and that means it’s time to check my progress versus my goals. I’ll say up front that I delivered two presentations at a professional conference … Continue reading

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Play With Toys

My daughters have the LEGO collection I always wanted and never had. They’ve got Barbies of countless professions, and other toys that are classic, new, or popular. There are like five dollhouses and a mountain fortress (a proud hand-me-down from … Continue reading

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100 Games of Chess

My daughter recently grew an interest in the game of chess, after spying an ornate set at my parents’ house and begging me to teach her to play. Since then we’ve had a number of games. I’m a terrible player, … Continue reading

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Show Us a Fight Scene We Haven’t Seen Before Pt.2

In the same vein as my previous post, I wanted to highlight yet another interesting fight scene I viewed recently. My wife and I have been enjoying Barry on HBO, and Season 2, Episode 5 starts with this half-assed scuffle. … Continue reading

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