Author Archives: Michael

Destruction Machine

My youngest is destructive. I once said that the Death Star’s planet destroying beam was composed of the will of a thousand toddlers. I continue to hold that view. For humors sake and for the sake of venting some of my frustrations … Continue reading

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Riding Free

I recently found the courage and will to finally go get my motorcycle endorsement. I was nervous and slightly frightened. No longer would I have the roll cage and four wheels to rely on for safety. I tend to be … Continue reading

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Current Times

It’s Tuesday. A February Tuesday in the Pacific Northwest. I would say that normally this means rain and a dreary sky with shivering temperatures, puddles resembling ponds, and rare time spent outdoors. But not today. No, for the last few … Continue reading

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Sites On My Reader

I have quite a few sites on my Google Reader account which I follow. I also swing by the usual main stream media outlets that most folks visit and see how things match up. I think it is funny how … Continue reading

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How Not To Debate

Recently I walked past a group of folks holding curious posters depicting President Obama (I jokingly refer to this person as Captain O’Bozo) with a Hitler mustache. I tend to ignore sidewalk assaulteers as a general rule but I was … Continue reading

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My Brief ORCA Nightmare

It has been a few months since my horrible experience with ORCA. I wanted to give myself a while to digest the events and now it’s time to share my narrative. ORCA is a regional transit pass system. The pass … Continue reading

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In Defense of the Free Market

Recently I saw an interesting post about the Occupy Wall Street protests I saw. I have had mixed feelings about this movement. I was initially excited about a potential awakening of the masses where the government propped banks would finally … Continue reading

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Moved… Again

As one aspect of my life settles down like certainty around my employment situation another goes through change. For those that don’t know, we have moved from our nice home in Kingston seven miles to our new place in Poulsbo. … Continue reading

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Leading Up

Recently I was promoted to a Lead Software Engineer. The best experience I have gained has been working with other people. This is why I believe that, for a software engineer, changing employers or at least positions every two to … Continue reading

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Bastiat, Mises, Rothbard, & Paul

A couple weeks ago or so I received my copies of the “Framework” from the Ludvig von Mises Institute. It consists of four books: The Bastiat Collection, Human Action by Mises; Man, Economy, and State by Rothbard; and Case for … Continue reading

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