Category Archives: life

A new addition to Clan Ward!

Relax. This new member is of the four-legged variety. Say hello to “Dexter.” He’s a stray taken in by a friend, who then offered him to us, as the girls had been clamoring for a “kitty cat” for a while … Continue reading

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Pass it on: How to help Peter David.

Like a lot of people, I was stunned to hear that Peter David, prolific author in a variety of mediums including comics, prose, video games and television, suffered a stroke on December 30th while vacationing with his family in Florida. … Continue reading

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My 2012 in review.

With 2013 on closing in on final approach in my part of the world, I figured I’d take a few moments and reflect on the 2012 that was….for me, at least. All in all, it was a very good year … Continue reading

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The first SNOW DAY!

With Addy’s ascension to the realm of public school–which presently takes the form of Kindergarten–I knew that with winter approaching I soon would be faced with the reality of the “Snow Day.” That’s right, the teachers and administrators don’t want … Continue reading

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Here’s what I call kick-ass customer service.

Generally speaking, I’m pretty laid-back when it comes to interacting with the hard-working men and women of our service industry. Customer service reps, restaurant servers, repair technicians, whatever…I try not to be the dick so many other people seem to … Continue reading

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My 2011.

As 2011 winds down in this part of the world, I have to say that the year–all in all–has been pretty gosh-darned good to me. First off, my wife and I celebrated our 20th anniversary this year. Our oldest daughter … Continue reading

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Do me a favor? Please read this.

A co-worker of mine brought this to my attention and asked if I’d be willing to spread the word on behalf of his friends. Young Alayna was born on October 9, 2008, at which time her parents learned what her … Continue reading

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Various updatery, etc.

The final leg of Clan Ward’s VacationQuest 2010 began on Tuesday evening, though we would take our sweet time leaving Florida. Our first stop? Orlando, so that we might spend Wednesday in the Kingdom of the Mouse. Holy bejeezus, but … Continue reading

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Travelogue update 2.

Merry Christmas, yo! Been a busy few days since the last blog posting, but now that the kids are down for a short nap while they recharge their batteries, I’ve got time for a few quick updates. After getting into … Continue reading

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Travelogue update 1.

Clan Ward has safely arrived at its ancestral home of Tampa, Florida. We find that much has changed since our departure from this land ages ago, and yet with all of the differences many familiar sights and landmarks remain. Grandma … Continue reading

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