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Universally Cinematic Marvels

We did it. We made it through 22 epic movies from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) with the kids. Ever since the first Avengers movie in 2012, I impatiently waited for the right age to share them and hold back all the spoilers. It’s been a long, long time.

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The Game of Names

Naming is hard, but it’s also important. A name is a communication tool that can quickly form a bond of understanding when it’s done well. It might even spark some humor, respect, or admiration if done very well.

A name doesn’t have to be original. Sometimes, making a clever association is a good name. Other times, a play on words is a great name. Here are a few names I’ve come up with that make me smile.

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Hindsight of 2020

A year unlike any other. Three hundred and sixty six days with reasons of what to be grateful for, reminders of what not to hold tightly to, and recognition of how connected we all are.

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Merry Christmas, He is Born!

We skipped several traditions this Christmas because of the coronavirus, but we’re thankful for all that we do have: our family, friends, and faith.

Our celebrations included making short stops at our grandparents and my parents the days before Christmas. On Christmas day, we settled in our pajamas, opened some gifts, played with the gerbils, and enjoyed one of the most peaceful days ever.

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Happy Halloween

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Putting Myself Out There

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As my LEGO hobby grew over the last few years, I’ve been frequenting websites for reviews, rumors, and ideas. After seeing other LEGO photographers’ work featured on one of those sites, Brick Fanatics, I decided to submit my favorite LEGO photograph to see what would happen.

I visited Brick Fanatics today to see the new LEGO 1989 Batwing, and as I scrolled down, I saw my photo as the Brick Pic of the Day.

That photo always makes me smile and I hope it sparks inspiration and joy to others.

If you want to see other photos I’ve done with LEGO, I have two previous posts and you can scroll down my Instagram feed.

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I Love You Three Thousand

One of my favorite lines from Avengers Endgame. It adds a specificity to how much Tony Stark and his daughter, Morgan, love each other. And so, I’ll list a few reasons (of three thousand) why I love my kids.

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Biking Q&A

I recently participated in a virtual panel about biking with my coworkers for the Bike More Challenge. I suggested the idea to host a panel to encourage people to bike for fitness and for transportation.

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Faster than Light is Gaming with Grit

Gaming with grit is how I would describe Faster than Light after playing over forty hours to reach the end. An end.

There are other games that has taken me that long, or longer, to reach the conclusion, but this game took over forty hours through repeated playthroughs. Every time I lost, I started over from the beginning. And each attempt was randomized so I couldn’t recreate the same strategy.

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“Camping” During COVID

I love Jenni’s imaginative solutions to life’s curveballs. For as long as I’ve known her, she doesn’t let things hold her down from living. It’s one of her traits that I admire the most.

We daydreamed about what to do for Memorial Day weekend to keep the kids active and motivated. With recommendations to stay at home still active in our county, we took the approach to “camp” at home. And it had several advantages over real camping, namely, being able to sleep well in our own beds.