Posted on January 25, 2008 by Matthew
I have discovered something great called Google Reader. For those who might not know, Google reader is an RSS reader, but it is browser based, part of Google’s online suite of productivity apps. I must say, I am in love!!!
My dad tells me that he loves to read what I write, but he doesn’t remember to go to my blog on a regular basis. For him, I have subscribed him to my email feed, so that new posts appear in his Hotmail inbox… I know, I know… Mr. No-Micro$oft and my folks use Hotmail. I have been trying to convince them to switch to Gmail… anybody have any good “arguments” I can use?
I encourage you, if you try to follow several blogs but don’t want to be tied down to a “single-computer”RSS reader, check out Google Reader.
Oh, and, Dad, this should be the first message to show up in your inbox from my blog feed. I hope you didn’t delete it.
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Posted on January 14, 2008 by Matthew
This is a video I found on YouTube of a MacGregor Sailboat. Seanair and I have been talking for years about getting a sailboat and I really like this one!
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Posted on December 7, 2007 by Matthew
I love you all so much… You may not know how it brightens my day to see when you comment or to check my “blog stats” and see all the hits. (Is it egotistical that I spend a vast amount of time reading and analyzing my blog stats?)
I really started this blog to help me deal with the end of my marriage and my new journey with GOD. To that end, it has been a wild success. I hope and pray that my words can be an inspiration to you all, a chance to pause and reflect, or even give you a chuckle.
I also want to take this opportunity to update you all on some going’s on in my life… Continue reading
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Posted on November 27, 2007 by Matthew
I feel like I have been away forEVER!!! There’s so much on my mind and I haven’t had the opportunity to get it all sorted!
Thanksgiving was great… I traveled up to northern California to see my parents and my sister. Fish didn’t come with me on this trip, but he and I will be up in Redding again over Christmas week… Originally, I was supposed to have Fish over Thanksgiving, but his cousins (Her brother and sister-in-law and their kids) were in Vegas visiting Her parents and I didn’t want him to miss out on that… they always have such a great time together and Her brother and all are really strong Christians and I wanted Fish to be around that… so it was a win-win… Now, Fish and I are going to drive up to Redding the Friday before Christmas and stay for a bit!! Grammy and Seanair (my mom and dad… Seanair is Scottish Gaelic for “grandfather”) and Fish’s “Aunt Nancy” are very excited to see him…
I’ve got lots more I want to write but I don’t have the time just now… I want to write about Tgiving dinner and I want to write about movies coming out and… and… and… LOL
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Posted on November 6, 2007 by Matthew
I miss you, Bug. I miss being able to hold you and hug you and tickle you everyday. I look forward to our Tuesday night dinners as if they were water in this desert we have to call home for now. I know you need Her now, but someday, maybe, you will decide to come live with me and I will be so happy… I have always abhorred the phrase “broken home”… I pray everyday that your mother and I will be able to give you 2 whole homes and never a broken one… I pray that She won’t tell you bad things about me… I pray that GOD will be so real to you and that HE will make you HIS… I pray that one day you will understand that I had to leave, in order to be good to you and be the best Dad I could be, I had to leave… You asked me, “Why would you move away from me?” and it broke my heart… How do I answer you? I can’t tell you, “Well, She would move you away from me without a second thought”… I explain how great it will be for you to come and visit me and be able to see Grammy and Seanair and Aunt Nancy all the time… you are satisfied… for now…
I love you so much, Bug
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