French Travelogue

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime. ~ Mark Twain Recently, I had the opportunity to go to France for one of my wife’s cousin’s wedding. When I heard about this trip a few months back, I immediately jumped on the opportunity to help save for it and helped plan it. [Read More]

The Way

The Way When people these days think of the “the Way”, they have visions of Mandelorians jumping in their heads. However, there are many “ways” since antiquity. The one, I’m going to be referring to is Christianity. Back in the day, Christians, called themselves many things, but the teachings of Christ were called “the Way”. They had tenants and they were based on word of mouth and a few scattered documents. [Read More]

Tea Sense

So, I drink tea. And by drink, I mean consume. It is at the point that I have a subscription service where sencha green tea is regularly delivered to my house. But do I stop there? No way! In the pursuit of the perfect cup, I have gone to the depths of measuring out the leaves by weight and even ensuring water temp is what I find optimal. However, to do this, I needed a tech solution. [Read More]

My Passions and Obsessions

I like hobbies. I obsess about them in my downtime when the family is asleep. Why? They keep me preoccupied and not dwelling on the monotonous life that I have found myself in! In all seriousness, I find them entertaining. The major groupings that I obsess over are chillis, RPGs, Dragon Dice, and interactive fictions. First, chillis, commonly called “hot peppers” in the USA, are wonderful. I prefer flavor over intense heat. [Read More]

Getting Out of the Shell

So for those who don’t know, I am studying to get my MBA from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. This is providing me with the opportunity to expand my career in ways that I have never thought possible. First, I’m getting experience through a course with a real client, who is quite wonderful, might I add. I’m excited for what this experience will bring to both of us and hope to enrich our lives equally from the experience, as I do want to run my own enterprise at some point as I’ve got ideas! [Read More]

MooreCola and OpenCola

I have been rambling on and on to my friends and family (my wife in fact is tired) regarding the drink called “OpenCola”. If you don’t know the 20+ year old recipe, give my treatment in an interactive fiction, found at, a play through. In the meantime, I made the recipe minus the caffeine and neroli essential oil (this stuff is difficult to find in Kansas City). It was okay. [Read More]
cola  drink 

Moving Time

So, again I’m moving after experimenting with Hugo and needing to consolidate some recurring expenses. As such, I will start off by reposting my original “Moving Time” post and moving over the blog posts I actually liked: I’ve moved my meditations (again). Previously, I was hosting it on a WordPress platform. Yucky as it may seem, it got cringeworthy when the database froze. Why a database for a blog escapes me. [Read More]