Family – Familia Archive

  • As I stood in that vessel, balancing my body and supporting myself by pressing my legs against the engine room and the deck, I held in my hand not just a line, not just a maritime tool, but also the answer to all my questions....

    The Captain Diaries: May 22, 2011

    As I stood in that vessel, balancing my body and supporting myself by pressing my legs against the engine room and the deck, I held in my hand not just a line, not just a maritime tool, but also the answer to all my questions....

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  • I saw for the first time in a long, long time a joyful smile on her face and a look so bright, warm and full of hope that her happiness became mine. The last time I saw her smile and rejoice like this was when we first kissed.  <small><strong>**Note:</strong> This content requires site login.</small>

    My life is back on track… and so is hers. **

    I saw for the first time in a long, long time a joyful smile on her face and a look so bright, warm and full of hope that her happiness became mine. The last time I saw her smile and rejoice like this was when we first kissed.  **Note: This content requires site login.

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  • I got to see my nieces and nephews open their presents (and break the first one of the night!).  It was so very exciting... it was almost like being there with them! This completely opens the doors for future family gatherings.

    Wonderful Internet: A Christmas Story

    I got to see my nieces and nephews open their presents (and break the first one of the night!). It was so very exciting... it was almost like being there with them! This completely opens the doors for future family gatherings.

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  • When I decided to enroll at Cleveland Institute of Electronics, the reputation or validity of their Electronics Engineering Technology degree was (and still is) the last thing in my mind. I plan to complete the program and get this degree. Why? Simple, because I'm learning.

    CIE? Yes!

    When I decided to enroll at Cleveland Institute of Electronics, the reputation or validity of their Electronics Engineering Technology degree was (and still is) the last thing in my mind. I plan to complete the program and get this degree. Why? Simple, because I'm learning.

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  • Yay, I'm still alive!  Surgery went well (mostly), and I am on my way to recovery. As a very random coincidence -- or a blessing perhaps --, Calvin College had a campus visit for engineering students today that I would have otherwise been unable to attend....

    I’m alive! (Plus, Purdue and Calvin are sounding good)

    Yay, I'm still alive! Surgery went well (mostly), and I am on my way to recovery. As a very random coincidence -- or a blessing perhaps --, Calvin College had a campus visit for engineering students today that I would have otherwise been unable to attend....

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  • I'm back from Guatemala!  It was fun, and it was really great to see my family again.  It was the first time in many, many years that we could take a picture of the whole family together.

    My trip to Guatemala in 2009

    I'm back from Guatemala! It was fun, and it was really great to see my family again. It was the first time in many, many years that we could take a picture of the whole family together.

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  • No more falling in love after two seconds, either.  It's time to be careful not to fall for someone too quickly, but also careful not to wait too long.   I now know what kind of girl I'm looking for...

    Status… Decisions… What is to come?

    No more falling in love after two seconds, either. It's time to be careful not to fall for someone too quickly, but also careful not to wait too long. I now know what kind of girl I'm looking for...

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  • But of all things, what was hardest yet to understand was how much my own parents were sacrificing to get me out of that dying world.  Growing up, it was easy to be blinded by the idea...

    Me and their world

    But of all things, what was hardest yet to understand was how much my own parents were sacrificing to get me out of that dying world. Growing up, it was easy to be blinded by the idea...

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  • Experience the fruits of my pizza night programming.  The site is meant to be a social network for family and friends...

    OakPages is ready to rock & roll!

    Experience the fruits of my pizza night programming. The site is meant to be a social network for family and friends...

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  • What lies ahead is unknown. Sometimes, one can only embark into a new adventure hoping to find compassion in those that drive through the long road. One can only hope to find ahead the one thing that means the most....

    What lies ahead

    What lies ahead is unknown. Sometimes, one can only embark into a new adventure hoping to find compassion in those that drive through the long road. One can only hope to find ahead the one thing that means the most....

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