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Bob

The last time I ever saw Bob alive, he took me aside toward the end of one of his shifts. Business had slowed, we were cleaning up. I was rearranging some product in the front of the store. “Hey,” he said, rolling up his apron and throwing on his hat. His voice was a bit ...

How I Came To Love History

Recently, I asked a few of my friends on Facebook if they had any questions for me, anything they were wondering about me that might make an interesting blog post. I have lots of things I want to write about, you see, but they’re all pretty serious or emotional things from my past. So I ...

May The 4th Be With You – A Post About Star Wars Day

Yep. Star Wars Day is a thing. It’s unofficial, but it’s still a thing. May 4th was chosen as Star Wars Day simply because of the easy pun, riffing on the classic Star Wars greeting “May the Force be with you.” The holiday came about due to a bunch of things, like the internet and ...

A Post About My Own Siblings On National Sibling Day

I figure I see the posts today on Facebook about the fact that it’s National Sibling Day – so why not make a post about my own siblings and honor them? I mean, I have this soapbox and all, right? And maybe I owe them for all the times that I was a jerk of ...

Don’t Be Afraid To Call Yourself An Adventurer.

You wouldn’t really know it just from looking at me, but I’m an adventurer. I’m guessing those of you who know me personally, and who have seen my quirks, are chuckling to yourself and saying “Joe. You are not an adventurer. You won’t even eat fish. Also, have you ever even been out of New ...

My Life According To Games

I ran into this little survey on Facebook and it struck a chord with me, so I am using it as an opportunity to create another blog post. Video games have long been a source of entertainment to me, and I don’t think that will stop any time soon. Here we go.     1. ...

The Search For My Brother – Chadwick Paul Brown

If you know me, you know that every once in a while I will post about my brother Chad. He’s been “missing” since around the spring of 2008, the year I got married. The reason I put “missing” in quotation marks is because we sort of knew where he was at one point, but then ...