Today, we were able to get the kids out and go downtown for a nice socially distanced lunch. It was hot (110°+ heat index), but we had a good time. And yes, masks were worn.

The closest to perfection pocket knife.

One of Brigsby’s friends just got upset at him for eating too much of her imaginary cake.

I’ve been using HEY Email for a little bit now and decided to susbscribe. I didn’t write this, but here is a great overview why I like it so much.

Decided to go all in with Paid for a year (first year includes lifetime reservation of my email address). I really am impressed so far, but I’m banking on further development as well.

I’ve been using email for a few days now. It is actually quite good, but needs a few updates soon. Hopefully this mess with Apple works itself out.

Beginning the process of booking an early 2021 Hawaii trip. Big island this time. Wish I could stay for months.

I created a shortcut (for the shortcuts app on iPhones) to properly calculate tips at restaurants in the US. It even provides you with a tip amount that creates a perfectly even bill and easy to read credit card statements. Feel free to use it. Don’t know how? I can help.

I’ve tried very hard to be as silent as possible on social and political matters. I have failed from time to time, but the goal has always existed. However, this is an issue that I think overwhelms any desire to stay silent — and don’t confuse silence with neutrality.

I am a white male, a birthright I’ve known affords me certain privileges I’ve never had to earn. Therein lies the problem. Those privileges given to me belong to every person, but they’ve been denied to so many.

Prejudice exists within all of us, as it is human nature. To separate good from that evil, people must make the conscious decision to fight against that natural leaning and extend a loving hand to all people.

If you are unable to separate the violence by a small few from the peaceful protests by the majority, you are part of the problem. Saying “I am not a racist” does not mean you aren’t propping racism up without realizing it.

There are people in our communities — our close friends, our family members, our confidants — who are genuinely hurting right now. Of course all lives matter, no one is arguing that in the least. But right now, it is ok to highlight a significant problem by emphasizing Black Lives Matter.

As I’ve seen posted, Jesus proclaimed “Blessed are the poor…” and no one interrupted him to say, “No, Jesus, blessed are ALL people.” Bringing attention to one issue does not devalue another. We are more than capable of being mature adults and working towards a solution that brings true equality to our country and world.

I am sorry so many are hurting and struggling right now. We see you and will stand with you.

Happy 7th anniversary to my wife, Kalena. It has been a great and wild ride!

We’ve finally been able to take the kids places. They haven’t been inside a restaurant in over 2 months (I think our previous longest streak was like 12 hours). We went to the “enchilada place” & enjoyed every bite despite a limited menu & slow service.

Got the pool out for the first time this year. Brigsby loved it and played for hours. Ro was a little unsure about it all.

My birthday companion over the last decade. All photos from birthdays.

Swamp tour from 3 years ago.

I’ve got a user/beater golf cart for sale if you’re in or near Louisiana.

I miss parks. One year ago.

The one thing I really want but I can’t find anywhere is glass bottled root beer. Any brand.

Exploring some of the not cleared areas of our new land.

Fun in the yard.

Another look back from today in years past. Photos from Honduras and Hawaii.

Our new house included a lot of top notch appliances and features, but it did not have a disposal in the kitchen. Thanks to help from my dad and a one hour project, it now does. 1 more stay-at-home project done. 5,417 left.

Haven’t received your stimulus check yet? You can check the status of yours now.

Kalena and Brigsby took it upon themselves to spread some dirt, shovel some in buckets, and haul it off. In Brigsby’s words, “just working so hard.”

In years past, April 14 has randomly been a fun travel day for us. From Mexico to Atlanta to Hawaii and more.

Happy Easter!