Dave Matthews Band – Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King

Dave Matthews Band Album Cover - Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux KingThe Album: For the past couple of weeks, I anticipated the arrival of the latest Dave Matthews Band album: Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King. For the first time since I was in college, I sat down in a dark room and listened to an entire album, start to finish, with no interruptions. For the […]

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Baja the Cat – a.k.a. Mr. Kitty

Baja, a.k.a. Mr. Kitty, was gentle, kind, and had the unique ability of befriending anyone he met.  When visitor would come to our front door, he was there to meet them. When guest would sit down, he would make his way over to say hello.  When a guest would spend the night at our house […]

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My Daughter Turns 1!

The first year with little Ainsley has been fantastic and it keeps getting better. I’ve relished every day with her. Looking back at pictures from a year ago (and even 4 months ago), it’s surprising to see how much she has changed. I spent some time in Windows Movie Maker and put together a photo […]

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Announcing the Birth of my Daughter – Ainsley Elaine Bale

Ainsley with PacifierAinsley Elaine Bale was born last Wednesday August 15th at 8:24 PM. Everyone is doing very well. We�re back at home now, feeding her every 3 or so hours, changing diapers more often than that, and loving every minute of it.

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My 10-year Employment Anniversary

10 years ago today was my first day of work at Cummins. I just received my company logo tie tack with an emerald, to go next to my 5-year sapphire version. During this time I’ve: had 5 different jobs had 8 different bosses had jobs where I spent more time in the field than at […]

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Preganancy Update: Heart Rate 156!

That little ticker is going strong. It’s always a little nerve-racking just before a doctors visit, but everything is perfect. In 3 weeks, we’ll know the answer to the boy/girl question.

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I Couldn’t Have Said it Better Myself

We experienced a loss in my family today and my wife Nicole wrote a beautiful post about it.

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Another Speck Update

Nicole visited the doctor again today. It was just a quick check-up and not a big deal. They made sure speck is still growing and checked the heart beat. Everything is just fine. Nicole got a bit worried when the nurse couldn’t find the heartbeat, but the doctor was much more skilled and found it […]

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The Colts Win! The Colts Win!

In 2004, the Colts were red hot but I watched them to the New England Patriots (after a long, cold drive home after the heater in my car quit.) It was a long, cold, miserable terrible night. In 2005, the Colts were on fire but I watched them lose to the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Colts […]

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Speck Just Kicked!!

Nicole just sent me a message on my phone – our little spec just “kicked” for the first time!

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