15 years later

May 1999

May 1999

May 2014

May 2014

What a difference 15 years, eating better, exercising more and lots of other changes can make. Yes, that is the same shirt. The jeans in 1999 were 34x32s and stretched to their limit. Today it’s 32×32 and require a belt to keep up. In 1999, I couldn’t walk up a flight of stairs without getting winded, now I’m running 2+ miles 3 days a week and I’ve run 2 5Ks in under 32 min each time.

I won’t mention why I was standing in front of Bill Smith Auto Parts, groggy eyed (and probably starting to get hung over) 15 years ago.

How’s that for a throwback Thursday? And, next Thursday will be another one.

New look

After 9+ years, I figured it was time to change the look.

The current header image is part of a shot I took at Mammoth Cave last fall. I’ll probably add some other header images, maybe with some more techie content eventually.

Grandpa Marv

All the 5 AM breakfasts, all the Iroquois County Fair demo derbies we went to, all the Old Settlers tractor pulls I drug you to, all the early mornings when I was detasseling. All the memories I have are good, you were always there, with a smile, never really angry with anyone. Here’s to hoping there’s a cold PBR, a dirt floor in a machine shed and a rusty stool for you to sit on, you’ll be happy forever back with Grandma Max.

Rest in Peace, you will be missed.
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