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1954 F. M. Goossen Reunion

On August 17, 1954, the descendants of the F.M. Goossens gathered in the Scott State Park for a time of fellowship and to renew our acquaintence with one another and also becoming acquainted with new members. The following is the … Continue reading

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The Last Will and Testament of Heinrich Goossen (1824-1906)

I only know my grandfather through secondary sources: He died before I was born. The same is true of my Father and his Grand-father. In talking with my mom about the upcoming F.M.Goossen reunion I started thinking about what his grandfather … Continue reading

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Introducing the Paper Copy of our Book and a little giveaway to go along with it!

Introducing the Paper Copy of our Book and a little giveaway to go along with it!.

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2012 Reading Challenge update

I did it! I read 40 books in 2012. Not all of them are lengthy or deep, but there has been some variety of genres, which was one of my goals. Beginning Drupal 7 by Todd Tomlinson The Magician’s Nephew … Continue reading

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Saint Vincent Archabbey

My mother in law took us to St. Vincent College where she now works. While on campus we got to visit the Saint Vincent Archabbey. It was a delight. The mixture of modern and traditional art there is wonderful. Part … Continue reading

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no installable kernel was found in the defined APT sources

OK. So I got tired looking up the workaround for installing Ubuntu 10.04 in VirtualBox on Windows 7 and decided to make notes here, so I could find them easily the next time… When the error message comes up switch … Continue reading

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Pope Shenouda III dies

Last night I read about the death of Pope Shenouda III. Normally I would not have taken much notice of news like that. But a couple books I have been reading have connections to this man, so it was something … Continue reading

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Review: Skipping Christmas

Skipping Christmas by John Grisham My rating: 3 of 5 stars Skipping Christmas is not exactly gripping, as other John Grisham books are, but light and humorous. I enjoyed it. View all my reviews

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Review: Pro Drupal 7 Development, Third Edition

Pro Drupal 7 Development, Third Edition by Dave Reid My rating: 2 of 5 stars Decent book on Drupal development. It helped me gain understanding on how Drupal works. It does suffer two flaws: There are quite a few typos, … Continue reading

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Review: If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor

If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor by Bruce Campbell My rating: 4 of 5 stars I don’t even remember where I obtained this book, but have enjoyed reading about the developing career of Bruce Campbell. When … Continue reading

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