The Reading Train: Giving The Gift of Reading

Today is Thursday, at least it still is in my little part of the world. Since it’s Thursday, I thought that it might be a good time for a random Throw Back Thursday (#TBT on the social networks of the interwebs) post of sorts. Instead of just posting an old scanned dusty picture, this post works better with some context – a story around it for you to read if

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Sometimes, I guess there just aren’t enough rocks

— Forrest  Gump


I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself. Self-Pity D.H. Lawrence

Living with CHF: The First Data Download

Yesterday, was my first “official” full ICD scan and data download. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I know that there’s a magic wand that they use to wave over the device, but beyond that, I wasn’t quite sure what data it would reveal. Since I work for a software company, and generally like cool technology and gadgets in general, I wanted to know as much as possible. Parking is

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Leonard Cohens’ Long & Live Hallelujah

While one of my favorite songs, Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen has been covered many times (there’s at least 300 known); you might not know that Leonard Cohen originally penned more than 80 verses of the song before landing on the “final” version. To this day, Cohen is known for adding an extra verse or two back into the original during live performances. In addition to extra verses, this performance contains three lovely

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