Author Archives: Matt

The Power of Technology

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Blessing or Curse?

There is an expression that goes like this: “May you live in interesting times.” It sounds like a blessing, but it’s actually a curse. Similarly, I remember people telling a younger me, “Just wait until you have kids. It will change everything.” I assumed they meant this positively. Now, I wonder if they were secretly […]

2017: The Year of the Colon: A Review

Musings: Year End Thoughts and Reminiscing: AKA Navel Gazing These are some things I remember from the year that was. (Old joke: They say the knees are the second thing to go.¬†What’s the first? I don’t remember. Har har har.) 2017 was a weird year for me, for our family, and quite possibly for the […]

Back in the Saddle

It’s been nearly a year since I posted anything on this site, and even longer than that since I posted here regularly at all. During that time, I have gotten multiple requests to revive my witty(?) writing. That’s right, multiple–as in more than one.

2016: The Year That Was Anthropomorphized

Time for another year in review. Last year, my resolutions were: (1) enjoy time with Team Duvall, (2) finish my doctoral thesis, (3) run like the wind. And the results? (1) Done, (2) working on it, and (3) got a cease-and-desist from the wind. For a guy with remarkably little in the way of responsibilities, […]

The Mean, Lean 2015

(See a whole messy history of my years in review at 2014 In the Rear View). 2015 was a good year for me, overall. My son, who is 3 1/2 years old now, continues to become a really cool guy. He’s developing a sense of humor to rival my own–although there’s debate about whether that’s […]

All the News

I’ve been remiss in posting here, but life has been…hectic. Our daughter is nine months old this week–she’s been out almost as long as she was in. She’s crawling and trying to walk. Also climbing the stairs, with help from her older brother. My little guy isn’t so little anymore. He recently turned three. He’s […]