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My sister’s on blogspot, writing about comics and serendipity.

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

That’s the name of her blog: Comics and Serendipity. She does all of the artwork on the blog.

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MomBike: The last minute online mother’s-day card for children who live out of town and have hosting space somewhere

Friday, May 9th, 2008

Okay, so last year I made my mom a web site for Mother’s Day. It’s at , and it’s nothing extraordinary. If you’re reading this after Mother’s Day 2008, you can see what I did in 2007 here. ***SPOILER ALERT: If you, my mom, Donna Murphy, are reading this, and it’s not yet Mother’s […]

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Danny Federici, Bruce Springsteen, and Born in the USA

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

My friend JJ got me a book a couple months age — it’s the 33 1/3 “How-This-Record-Came-Into-Existence” series’ book on Born in the USA. Bruce Springsteen and I go back — I was eight years old, with my mom and my sister in a K-Mart, and we were in the music section. My mom gave […]

Family, Friends, Joe, Music | No comments

Pudding Cake

Monday, November 26th, 2007

I just got the recipe from my dad. I’ll have photos of this Tuesday or Wednesday. Until then, just know that if you bake it you will be rewarded. REWARDED. Pudding Cake Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees. Serves 8. 1 cup flour 1 1/2 cup sugar (divided) 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 4 […]

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Tetris tournament rookie of the month

Monday, March 5th, 2007

…but before getting to the nitty-gritty of this week’s Tetris tournament, here’s a couple worthy quotes from the event: “He’s an artist, and Tetris is his canvas.” (Near the end of a match, from the Tetris play-by-play announcer) “This isn’t a question of who wins — it’s a question of who loses.” The tournament was […]

Denver, Family, Joe, Places | 6 comments


Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

Found this while going through old photos last night. It’s me and my dad when he visited me in Chicago (and I took him around the city on the back of my motorcycle. We got a few funny looks from people). Summer of 2002…. five years sure passes fast these days…

Chicago, Family, Joe, Places | 2 comments

Made it.

Tuesday, October 24th, 2006

I’ve got a new zip code (80204), a new extension at my office number (1057), and a new skyline. In the past 16 days I travelled 6880 miles (more than half done in my hardy Honda Civic hatchback). This incuded a wedding, a visit with my dad’s side of the family (four separate visits), two […]

Colorado, Denver, Family, Friends, Joe, North Carolina, Places, U.S.A., Winston-Salem, Work | 8 comments

Been a while since I rapped at ya’,

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006

So, here are the things going on in my world … today somebody told me about newspaper man Dean Singleton, who has a controversial history in the industry, there’s what seems to be a good article about him at CJR. I got 13 rolls of photos back from the photo lab today, there’s one roll […]

Family, Friends, Joe, Journalism, Media, North Carolina, Online News, Places, Winston-Salem, Work | 3 comments

My parents celebrate their 30th anniversary today

Tuesday, June 6th, 2006

Kind of an auspicious day for a big-ten wedding anniversary, 6/6/6 and all … still, congratulations are due to Donna, Gardner and Satan. Without them I wouldn’t be where I am today. In all seriousness, I don’t believe evil exists and I do believe love does. This frame of mind makes the world a much […]

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