Ready Player One

Warning I dont’ think that I have any spoilers in here, but if I do, deal with it. You’ve been warned. The Book First off, I enjoyed this book immensley. I’m not religous as some of my co-workers that have ready it several times over the past couple of years. But I enjoyed the time that I read it. The contest alone gets you excited, cheering for the kid from nothing to beat all the odds is captivating.

Boy Scouts

I’ve been trying to process the recent change of the Boy Scouts of America allowing girls into the organization. If you haven’t read about it, you can find more information here I grew up in scouting so I can understand the appeal. I earned the rank of Eagle Scout along with many of my friends. We had a heck of a troop and I wouldn’t trade those memories for the world.

Les Hale

Its a sad day to day. Today we learned of the passing of Les Hale I got to meet Les on several occasions throughout my years in the UNI Varsity Men’s Glee Club and then later while serving on the board of directors for an endowment fund in his name. He always had a story to tell about the group, his students and gettings started so many decades ago. Les talked about the Glee Club and not only its impact on the guys in the group and the men that they became.

White House Prankster

There has been some press recently about a “prankster” that duped several senior White House officials into replying to and acting on emails sent to their accounts that they believed were from son-in-law Jared Kushner. You can find more details in this CNN article. What’s the big deal LOL what’s the big deal with this. The administration is not known for thier strong use of technology or email in general.

What I did on my break

Remember when you went back to school when you were little. What did you do on your summer vacation Billy? Well, I’ve had the last two weeks off for some additional paternity leave and wanted to recap what all I did. More for me than anyone else. Some technical, some definitely not. Played with my Twins… a lot. Played with my oldest son. Painted my son’s room