The Chattahoochee River

by Brent on July 28, 2011

Below is a quick list of links to info on this page. If you find a broken link or have more information to add just leave me a note in the comments. Have fun on the river, keep it clean and be safe. Bacteria Levels Buford Dam release information Morgan Falls Dam release information Dam […]


Hiking Kennesaw Mountain

by Brent on December 17, 2010

You’ve probably gotten here looking for a Kennesaw Mountain Trail Map, so there you go.  This is a great map to print out an carry with you if you’re planning on hiking an extended portion of the Kennesaw Mountain Trail system. It’s also really helpful in figuring up how many miles you’ve covered in your […]


Phonographs and memories (of my Dad)

September 30, 2012

I was listening to Jim Croce this afternoon which always starts me thinking about my Dad. Growing up he filled our house and my head with bad-ass rock-n-roll, outlaw country, dramatic ballads and other random songs that I’ve never heard anywhere but on his record player. He kept our huge record cabinet jammed full of […]

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30 Day Challenge – Sept 2012 – Personal Improvement

September 10, 2012

Well, this is a different kind of challenge than any of the ones I’ve taken on previously. This is a “course” that is setup to run for 30 days and from what I can tell it’s going to be pretty demanding but the (promised) upside is so terrific that I figure, what the heck? I’m […]

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What’s the big idea?

August 28, 2012

During 2011 I spent a lot of time developing skills around Search Engine Optimization and Internet Marketing. I eventually started offering these services professionally at WebWalker Solutions and after 5 or 6 months decided that this wasn’t the path that I wanted to follow long term. Even so, it was still a great learning experience […]

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Things to tell the kids #6

August 27, 2012

Well kids, this is a bit of a dark lesson. I’m not going to put too much context around it because I think it’s important that you interpret it for yourself. It’s just presently on my mind as I’ve recently had a negative experience with someone that I should have “known better” about. That’s just […]

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A cup of sugar vs bytes

August 23, 2012

Maybe you remember a time when you or maybe your parents asked you to go to the neighbors house to fetch a cup of sugar, or flour or something of that nature?  Maybe someone has come to you for something like that?  Was it ever a problem? out of line? rude? Is hopping on your […]

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Best Ant Killer

August 15, 2012

During the hottest parts of the summer we will sometimes come home to find that ants have taken over our kitchen. It’s usually just around the sink and dishwasher and from what I’ve read, it’s not what’s inside that attracts them as much as it is what’s not (or is) outside that pushes them indoors. […]

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Crosman 2100 BB Gun

August 14, 2012

We’ve had this Crosman 2100 BB gun around for a long time. It’s seen some action in the backyard against some of the more persistent critters in our neighborhood as well as serving to train our boys on how to aim, fire and respect a rifle. Over time, it’s been on camping trips and vacations […]

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Exercise outdoors

June 21, 2012

I ran across this article recently, stating that exercising outdoors is twice as effective at improving someone’s mental state than working out indoors. “There was around a 50 per cent improvement in people’s mental health if they were physically active in the natural environment, compared to those who weren’t. I’m not sure how the study […]

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30 day yoga challenge – June 2012

May 30, 2012

1 year ago this month I started a series of 30 day challenges and it had a huge impact on my life. After a few months of these challenges I was in what may have been the best shape of my adult life and I also had a much improved outlook on things. Somewhere after […]

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Things to tell the kids #5

December 10, 2011

The boys have been moving through their Kung Fu training really well over the last 2 years and recently moved into the more challenging brown belt training. At this point in training there is a lot to remember.  A great deal of focus is required to make it through the different sets of forms, styles […]

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Morgan Falls Dam Release Schedule

December 6, 2011

Here is the number. If you call it please just leave me a note in the comments if you get up to date information or not. The release information is about 2 minutes into the call. 404-329-1455 – It should be updated twice daily by 11AM and 11PM. Here is more Morgan falls information on my […]

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30 Day Challenge – December 2011 – Jump, Push, Pull, Squat, Crunch

December 2, 2011

Just reading this title makes me tired but it’s time to get tired again. Many of the challenges that I did earlier this year had such great results and now without them I’m not exercising again. So, time to get back at it. This month I’m going less for big volume on a single exercise […]

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30 Day Challenge – December 2011 – News Fast

November 29, 2011

That’s fast.. as in, abstain, give-up, quit, refrain, REFUSE. I’m a long time news junkie. I check it when I wake up, throughout the day and usually before I go to bed so through my actions, whether I like it or not, the news of the world has a big impact on my life.  I […]

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Things to tell the kids #4

November 22, 2011

The Two Wolves A Cherokee elder was teaching his grandchildren about life. He said to them, “A fight is going on inside me… it is a terrible fight between two wolves. One wolf represents fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, hatefulness, and lies. The other stands for joy, peace, love, hope, humbleness, kindness, friendship, […]

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Things to tell the kids #3

October 25, 2011

The feeling of being hurried is not usually the result of living a full life and having no time. It is on the contrary born of a vague fear that we are wasting our life. When we do not do the one thing we ought to do, we have no time for anything else – […]

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Things to tell the kids #2

October 12, 2011

Have you ever heard the phrase “shake the dirt off of your shoulders“?  Had you heard about it prior to Jay-Z?  Me either, but I’m not going to let that get in the way of a really good lesson. The origin of this term comes from a story in which a donkey falls into a […]

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Things to tell the kids #1

October 12, 2011

“First they came for the Jews, but I did nothing because I’m not a Jew. Then they came for the socialists, but I did nothing because I’m not a socialist. Then they came for the Catholics, but I did nothing because I’m not a Catholic. Finally, they came for me, but by then there was […]

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Things to tell the kids

October 10, 2011

I come across so many things that I want to share with my children.  Songs, stories and ideas about how to treat people and go about life but many times these lessons are beyond their current years or are things that will be better to reinforce over time.  Since I have a tendency to forget […]

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2011 – September playlist

September 30, 2011

Started using Spotify last month.. like it. This also brought back something I used to do with Rhapsody and Grooveshark which was make a monthly playlist of songs (new and old.. more old than new) that were in heavy rotation for me during the month. Maybe you’ll find some old favorites on this list and […]

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