The Story Beyond Happily Ever After

Disney and other fairy tale stories often end when the guy and girl meet, or when they get married. The stuff after marriage (not including any physicality) seems to be the … at the end of the credits. Let me tell you about a good … We got married and we did the best that … Continue reading

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Falling Dominoes

The game has little rectangular blocks that only look pretty when they fall in their proper pattern, but something has to fall. In an analogy of putting people to Dominoes, I notice that when either person metaphorically falls, the other domino also falls in the same direction. The person who falls first winds up on top. … Continue reading

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Tomorrow Is Another Day, I Hope

I’m starting to wonder if God has me on a thin wire that that vibrates. It goes one direction, and the day is bad. The other direction, and it’s good. Every other day or every couple of days it seems like there is nothing more than a vibrating wave that if you look at it … Continue reading

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The Tale of the Quilt

My mother loved seeing quilts but hated quilting. She preferred to get clothes on people’s backs versus a task she considered “fru-fru” and a bit mind-numbing. My grandmother and great grandmother both enjoyed making quilts. The closest thing I have done when it comes to making a quilt before was a queen-sized endeavor for Japanese … Continue reading

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Editing Out Christ: Hollywood’s Curse Word

Tonight I was watching Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, a typically fun romp mixing adventure with firms of history and forms of archaeology. It’s fiction and I’m not being a sticker on historical or methodological accuracy. However, something I noticed was that the only time that Indy uses the name of Jesus Christ, although … Continue reading

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Self-Employed Does Not Mean Jobless!

I am a professional genealogist and am self-employed. In April 2011, a friend said that anyone who was self-employed meant that they had no income. The comment was thoughtless, it stung since my very first tax season as a self-employed individual made me aware of how much I felt like God was blessing me and … Continue reading

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FamilySearch Pictures and Sources: Using the Facelift

Changes in FamilySearch’s user interface spawned new research efforts when sources transfer easily from software to social ware (FamilySearch) for accuracy and depth in ancestral research. Little inspired me to try FamilySearch for research and posting outside of their LDS-specific uses in ages. As such, I did not keep up with changes until the last … Continue reading

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The Return of the Author

I realize that it has been close to more than four to five months since I last wrote here. I got busy. What that means is that I got married, started a business, and now it’s time to write on this blog from the perspective of a new business owner besides the random musings that … Continue reading

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In Case Anyone Was Wondering

C and I met. We had the best weekend of our lives and are engaged. Otherwise, I am going back to genealogical research and field-related services full-time. This blog may develop more toward professional genealogy than it has been in the past. However, for me personal and private are more like looking at a continuous … Continue reading

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Sitting Here, Eating Turkey

The last few months have been a bit of a blur. Not only did I meet someone online, today is the day that I meet him in person for the first time. He took a TRAIN to see me. Nearly 2000 miles later, today will be the first time I meet C in person. From … Continue reading

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Making Peace

Just when I thought that life was a revolving gutterball, it got better.  Stolen from Monty Python’s “Bring out your dead” sketch from the Holy Grail movie (pardon the last two seconds) , this was a week where life went from dark and dreary mist to a sea full of stars. The hardest part for me is keeping … Continue reading

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