Author Archives: SJ

Dear Cuisinart…

A couple years ago, I decided to untether myself from the K-Cup and return to making coffee the “old fashioned” way. Buy beans, grind beans, brew coffee. With that goal in mind, I picked up a DGB-700BC. It wasn’t cheap … Continue reading

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Save your money, and learn instead.

Gabe Newell: I learned more in three months at Microsoft than entire time at Harvard Back in 1997 I experienced the culmination of all the educational, peer and parental pressure of the traditional mantra about a need to go to … Continue reading

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Fast 9: A Case Study in the Willful Suspense of Disbelief

THERE ARE SPOILERS AHEAD, AND I DON’T CARE IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN IT YET. I’ll have to re-watch it at some point, but I finally had the chance to see Fast 9, the latest in the Fast & Furious franchise. … Continue reading

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They really don’t…

One of the perks / annoyances with being a home owner, is that time where an appliance finally gives up the ghost and needs replacement. Over the past 10 years I’ve replaced my fridge, oven, boiler, water heater, and pretty … Continue reading

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Farewell To A Friend

Early this morning I got the news that one of my best friends passed away. I’ve been a resident of Pine Island, NY for 20 years at this point… I didn’t really immerse myself in the people and culture until … Continue reading

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Go Hug Your Dad.

I was sitting a bar when I got the call. Kept my composure, finished my drink, hopped in my truck and wept as I drove back to the house. I honestly cannot recall my final Father’s Day with my dad. … Continue reading

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On dating after 40…

I am 41 year old divorcee, have a great job, live comfortably, and after nearly a decade of living on my own… am very hesitant to compromise that. That does not mean I will not compromise, but generally speaking I … Continue reading

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Blessed.

Caught this video a week or two back, and it genuinely spoke to my own frustrations with the modern Christian church. The director of “The Chosen” is responding to criticism over the idea of Mary Magdalene backsliding into sin after … Continue reading

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The Truth is Out There – Faith, not Fear.

When I was in kindergarten, we had a winter project where we would make a display, and the teacher would then spray it with this aerosol “fake snow” for added effect. Something he said stuck with me – 36 years … Continue reading

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And by His stripes, we are healed.

From birth to death, life is about transition and growth. But life is as finite as the eternity which awaits us as followers of Christ is infinite. Two years ago this April a grand change took place when I rose … Continue reading

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