My Letter to the Editor of The Journal Times (Racine)

An example of a "fake news" ad published in The Journal Times

On October 25, 2017, the Journal Times Editorial Board stated the following: “Facebook needs to give a full accounting of that meddling and it needs to develop tools . . . to make Facebook and other social media more transparent…
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Homemade Dark Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Perfect Bars (Aldi Ingredients)

I love dark chocolate, and I love peanut butter. And if you have not tried the Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Perfect Bars, you will be pleasantly surprised at how good they are. They are high in protein and other good…
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A Story of My Grandfather

A photo of my grandfather Martin O'Hagan, my grandfather, in is World War 2 US Navy uniform, and also my Grandfather.

The recent events in Charlottesville have once again raised the specter of the racial and philosophical divide in our country. Sparked by the planned removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, the protests by white supremacists and…
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Protein Pancakes Made with Aldi Brand Ingredients

I bought a box of protein pancake mix and immediately realized I could do them better (and cheaper). Best of all, I balanced the macros almost perfect for me (40/30/30 – 39% carbs, 31% fat, 29% protein to be exact) and…
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Day 02 from n00b to Competent with League

Day 02 and things are getting better. Finally got OBS to start working, though I did get a bit messed up with game when I switched it over to Windowed mode.

Day 02 as I work to become competent in League of Legends (League). There was no debate I was playing League tonight. All day I looked forward to this time. I had a few minutes in the day to read…
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Day 01 from n00b to Competent with League

This is my computer desktop with the League update screen, OBS setup and my computer specs all in the same frame.

Day 01 as I am working on becoming competent in League of Legends (League). I thought I could just jump in and get started, but I am running into a few issues. First, I have an Apple touchpad. That does not…
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n00b to Competent in League of Legends

This is an image used for Wallpaper of characters from League of Legends developed by Riot Games. I would like to stop being a n00b

I am a complete n00b (newbie). Those of you reading my blog for the first time would likely be unaware that I am somewhat of an eSports evangelist. I have written several times on this growing genre and the importance…
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Why I Drive for Uber (and now Lyft)

In April 2015, I started driving for Uber in Rockford, Illinois. I still drive for Uber (now in Wisconsin) and also started driving for Lyft as of today. I thought it would be a nice way to make some extra…
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All Things Are Changing, and We Are Changing With Them

This is a picture of the colors of leaves changing.

Note: This blog post originally appeared on on March 20, 2012. Since the site has been discontinued, I have decided to repost my work here. All things are changing, and we are changing with them. The phrase in Latin is “Omnia…
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Promoting The Literacy Council and the 100 Men Who Cook & Brew on WIFR in Rockford

If you love food and want to support a great cause, check out The 100 Men Who Cook & Brew! Here was my chance to promote the event for The Literacy Council on WIFR in Rockford. This fantastic organization helps people learn…
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