## ODonnellWeb – Tag Life

Lewis Ginter Christmas Lights 2022

Posted on 11/19/2022 in misc • Tagged with Virginia, Richmond, Life, Christmas

Celebrating my birthday...like the middle-aged dude that I am

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I can't be 55

Posted on 11/18/2022 in misc • Tagged with Personal, Life

I don't feel 55....

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One Year of #RVLife

Posted on 06/17/2021 in misc • Tagged with Travel, Camping, Life

We bought our camper one year ago

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Do I need this stuff

Posted on 01/03/2021 in misc • Tagged with Internet, Technology, Life

Thinking about minimalism and digital stuff

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Always Go To The Funeral

Posted on 12/26/2020 in misc • Tagged with Life, Movies

Do the little things. They add up.

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Halfway to What?

Posted on 06/30/2020 in misc • Tagged with Coronavirus, Life

June 30th, 2020. The year is 50% done (49.73% if you want to be pedantic about it.) We are halfway home. 117 shopping days until Christmas.

Can you even remember what you were doing in January? I tried looking back at my blog archives but I mostly just published …

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1998 Wants Its Internet Back

Posted on 06/19/2020 in misc • Tagged with Life, Internet

I’m not sure I share the optimism from this piece about a resurgence of old school web sensibilities. I will say that the new Hey email service looks absolutely amazing. Seriously, go take the tour and check out the features. As you all know I 100% support paying for …

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It's Only Obvious To You

Posted on 02/09/2020 in misc • Tagged with Life

A couple of years ago I published a quick how-to on passing a stupid limitation on a medically related website. Documenting it in the blog post took way longer than solving the problem. I threw up the blog post thinking one or two other people might find it interesting. Instead …

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No More Family Secrets

Posted on 08/27/2019 in misc • Tagged with Life, Personal

In a lot of ways, families are just a collection of stories, all believed and held true by a set of actors known as a family. They can be biologically related, but they really don’t have to be.

So what happens when the story turns out to be false …

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The Olive Garden salad that changed my life

Posted on 04/19/2019 in misc • Tagged with Life, Personal, Food

Olive Garden Salad

Our first date was shortly after we met on Feb 21, 1987. I've told that story. This is the story of a later date. I don't remember when exactly; sometime between that first date and the end of the semester. I think we were back at her house in Zionsville …

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Bye Bye Baseball Cards

Posted on 03/31/2019 in misc • Tagged with Facebook, Life, Baseball

Fred Lynn baseball card

A couple of years ago I occupied myself while Michelle was recovering from cancer treatment by finally organizing the 5000 odd baseball cards I had in boxes in the closet. At the time I thought I was just making use of the downtime to downsize a bit since we were …

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Go Analog

Posted on 01/03/2019 in misc • Tagged with Life

Om Malik, who has quickly become one of my favorite bloggers, wrote a post about slowing down and scaling down in life.

He makes a few good points that you should go read, but I want to expand further on one point - go analog. I think I've been doing this …

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No More Resolutions

Posted on 12/30/2018 in misc • Tagged with Life, Personal

Most people use New Year's resolutions as a way to procrastinate. Instead of starting the change today, for whatever value of today it is, we put it off to start on this break point we call the new year. Really, what we are doing is procrastinating. Any change worth making …

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Merry Christmas 2018

Posted on 12/25/2018 in misc • Tagged with Life, Christmas

Christmas Card

All of us at ODonnellWeb Global Industries wishes you a very merry Christmas (or whatever you are celebrating if it's not Christmas)and our best wishes for a healthy and happy 2019.

This is entry #25 in my attempt at 31 days of blogging for December 2018. I've haven't posted …

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Toga Toga

Posted on 12/22/2018 in misc • Tagged with Life, Internet

A friend was discussing this story about the impact of dating apps yesterday. He was wondering if dating app algorithms may actually be more important to the future of civilization than anything Twitter or Facebook is doing to us. It's an interesting thought and one worthy of more consideration.

(Note …

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Tacky Light Tours

Posted on 12/16/2018 in misc • Tagged with Richmond, Life

Christmas lights on house

Chris and Michelle on bus

A while back I wrote that my goal for the future was to do fun things with Michelle and make great memories. Or in those cases where the experience goes sideways, at least get a good story out of it. Well kids, sit back and relax, because it’s story …

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Ghosting on Social Media

Posted on 12/05/2018 in misc • Tagged with Internet, Facebook, Life

Picture of a ghost

Facebook gave me a birthday reminder today for a Facebook friend that I haven't seen online in 2+ years. We were close enough to "real" friends that we made several attempts at getting together in real life for lunch or happy hour, but we never quite got organized enough to …

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Chris 2.0

Posted on 03/01/2017 in misc • Tagged with Personal, Life

I ain't getting any younger

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Posted on 02/08/2017 in misc • Tagged with Personal, Economics, Life


I've been thinking about stuff quite a bit lately. The US economy runs on stuff. If we stopped buying so much stuff, we'd crash the economy very quickly. It's so important that President Bush suggested we all go shopping after the 9/11 attacks. Maybe that's a way to stick …

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Where Am I From

Posted on 10/21/2015 in misc • Tagged with Life, Personal, Facebook

Facebook keeps asking me to add a hometown to my profile. I haven't, because I honestly don't know what to put there. I spent my first 18 years on a variety of military bases all over the world, never spending more than 4 years in one place. I think my …

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