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 Some Perspective (November 04, 2008 at 7:07 AM )
Today is Election Day and I still have hope that Obama will not be our next president. Even though I am certainly not excited about a possible McCain presidency, the prospect of an Obama presidency fills me with great concern...

 Why I Don’t Use PayPal (September 23, 2006 at 7:09 PM )
A very dedicated reader, despite my neglect of my email friends, has persevered in asking about a negative PayPal experience that I had. Since I haven’t posted in too long (our house might be done by Thanksgiving!), maybe this post...

 Still Alive (April 14, 2006 at 8:45 AM )
Blogging has obviously been very light, almost nonexistent, lately. It will probably stay that way for a few more months. I hope we’ll be in the new Casa Quixote in late June. We started drywalling a few weeks ago. I...

 Delayed Impact (February 23, 2006 at 3:17 PM )
This weekend I played nurse as my family had the stomach flu. I thought I had escaped. Last night, I was proven wrong. Blogging will be light for a few days......

 Interesting Times (February 19, 2006 at 1:45 PM )
Lady Quixote, the Engineer, the Lawyer, the Little Princess, and the baby all have the stomach flu complete with vomiting, diarrhea, and other fun symptoms. So far, I am well, so I am the nurse. Life is interesting. I am...

 Happy Valentine's Day to Lady Quixote (February 14, 2006 at 2:51 PM )
I am a fortunate man. I have been happily married for almost fifteen years and fully expect our marriage to last until death do us part. There is more passion in our marriage now (along with four kids) than there...

 Interesting Lyrics (January 30, 2006 at 8:51 AM )
Read the entire thing and then I will give the background. The Naughty Lady Of Shady Lane The naughty lady of Shady Lane Has hit the town like a bomb The back-fence gossip ain't been this good Since Mabel ran...

 Quixote Lives (January 30, 2006 at 8:29 AM )
I obviously haven't posted for quite a while now, but wanted to give everyone a status update. Since I've last posted, the Quixote family has expanded. The engineer, lawyer, and little princess now have a baby sister. Shortly after Lady...

 Unbelievable (September 27, 2005 at 8:22 AM )
Long-time readers know I bleed orange. In other words, I am a huge fan of the Tennessee Volunteers. One of my treasured sports memories is going to Tempe, Arizona to watch the Vols defeat FSU and win the national championship....

 Another Interesting Poll (September 21, 2005 at 5:42 PM )
Today I spent a few minutes taking a political poll on the internet. Like most such polls, it is strongly biased based on what the authors think is important about politics. This particular poll is biased to the left and...

 Still Alive and Kicking (September 21, 2005 at 1:50 PM )
I attempted to resume posting in late July and managed only a couple of posts before vanishing from the blogosphere again. I'm going to make another attempt to blog more frequently (at least once a week), but I'm not even...

 Long Time No Hear (June 27, 2005 at 2:48 PM )
In the last six months, I've been a bit busy. Since I was last posting, Lady Quixote and I are now expecting our fourth child. We've broken ground on building a house. I've chaired several search committees, including one for...

 Penny Wise and Pound Foolish (April 02, 2004 at 9:04 AM )
Yesterday, I completed my taxes. Four sets (Federal, old State, new State, old city) worth of fun. I though April Fool's Day was an appropriate day for this task. I efiled the Federal form, but both my old and new...

 What a Week (April 02, 2004 at 9:03 AM )
Ive been offline much of the week, but the worst is now behind me. Last fall, our "new" house surprised us by allowing inches of water into our basement. Since then, I've been working on fixing the house. The basement...

 Handicapping and Teaching Chess (March 11, 2004 at 1:53 PM )
Despite the recent attacks from the politically correct, I have always enjoyed the game of chess. I have started teaching my boys how to play and I will also teach the Little Princess when she is old enough to learn....

 Stereotyping Children (March 10, 2004 at 1:43 PM )
Lady Quixote and I are blessed with three young children. We are fortunate indeed in that they are in reasonable good health and show a remarkable interest in the world around them. They already show unique personality traits that have...

 WOOOOOOOOOOEEEEEEE! (February 03, 2004 at 3:55 PM )
Imagine waking up to ten degrees below zero Fahrenheit -- -20 to -30F with wind chill (- 23 Celsius; -28C to -34C with wind chill). I drove a bit northwest of Chicago Thursday night and awoke to these conditions. My...

 Snow Bound (January 25, 2004 at 10:12 AM )
We awoke to a white, icy view. Most of our small town closed for the day; they are not used to this type of weather. A few minutes ago, it warmed up enough for the sleet to turn to snow....

 Secret Santas in the Blogosphere (January 04, 2004 at 12:17 AM )
In December, Justene Adamec started a Secret Santa group for bloggers. I participated and it was a lot of fun. When I got back from vacation, I found a gift on my doorstep and another via email. My Secret Santa...

 2004 Resolutions (January 03, 2004 at 11:04 PM )
With the advent of a new year, it is traditional to make resolutions. I have not usually made serious resolutions before, but I decided to do so for 2004. A man should set high goals for himself and I have...

 Life at Quixote Manor (December 16, 2003 at 4:36 PM )
The other day, Lady Quixote told our children that mommies know everything. Later that day, two packages arrived from the same company. My wife was looking forward to a certain item and eagerly opened the first package. After peering inside,...

 The Most Challenging COV Ever? (September 10, 2003 at 3:05 AM )
I don’t know if other Carnival of the Vanities hosts have bumped into major problems while hosting COV or not, but my experience has been memorable. Let me give you some background. This summer I finished up a four-year project....

 Small Town America (June 22, 2003 at 9:58 PM )
I have been in my new home for less than a week. It is new to me, but it was built just after WWII. Nice solid construction, but the wiring is somewhat irregular and none of the wall sockets are...

 A Different Perspective (June 12, 2003 at 9:39 AM )
My five-year-old son was explaining how things were made to his three-year-old brother. Specifically, he was explaining how teddy bears were made. First, you kill a bear. Then you rip out his insides and a man puts stuffing in it....

 The Accelerator and the Brake (May 08, 2003 at 1:59 PM )
Some time ago, I heard a family psychologist compare the typical husband and wife to an accelerator and brake. A good team needs both. This analogy may be inappropriate for some people, but it is fairly accurate for my family.As...

 Updated Links (February 11, 2003 at 11:08 AM )
Ive modified my links. Ive found some more thoughtful sites (I especially suggest you try Cut on the Bias - the link takes you to a nice example). My linking to these sites does not mean I agree with them...

 Update (February 06, 2003 at 1:21 PM )
I've added some new links to my Communications section. One of the unexpected benefits of starting this blog has been the exposure to additional blogs as others send me comments....

 

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