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Generations W, X, and Y

24 Jan 2004 | One Comment | Continue reading »

The role of a big brother has changed over the years. If Norman Rockwell were painting his version of who a big brother is, he’d paint a young man and a small boy with bamboo fishing poles over their shoulders heading down to the creek to catch some dinner. They’re walking side by side down […]

Financial times

20 Jan 2004 | No Comments | Continue reading »

My first concept of financial independence was being able to buy a 2 liter bottle of Coke and a big bag of Cool Ranch Doritos without having to borrow from my buddy. Picking out a dozen of my favorite donuts at the local bakery and paying cold, hard cash was a privilege known to few, […]

Get in the ring

1 Jan 2004 | 2 Comments | Continue reading »

If we had seen it coming it would have been a different story. It was swift. It was coordinated. It was driven by hate and prejudice and racism. To them* we were skin heads. We were hooligans, as they say even in Portuguese. The name calling was nothing new to us. We get it everywhere […]

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The author.Born in the year of the Dragon, the author grudgingly accepts the fact he has too many interests and not enough time. A cyclist as long as he can remember, an avid yet inconsistent writer since age eleven, and a U.S. Marine since age twenty-one, the author also adds peak bagging, diving, snowboarding, and computers to his list of interests. Incidentally, he is aware of his inability to make a living from any but the Corps. The author accepts this as fact and remains optimistic. Feel free to drop him a line.

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