Disney World, Outer Space, and the Fate of Humanity

Epcot is my favorite Disney theme park. I know that Epcot is usually everyone’s least favorite Disney park, and that makes me sad beyond words. I remember the sense of wonder I had at riding the boat through the “Living with the Land” ride. Getting to observe what were were able to accomplish with hydroponics, and how it was going …

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My First Week as a Dad

I’m exhausted. But my life has never been more full than it is right now. This recent whirlwind of activity started last Friday night, when my then very-pregnant wife woke me up at 12:30 in the morning with a very calm “Sweetheart, I don’t want to alarm you, but I am having stabbing pains in my abdomen every 15 minutes …

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New Flooring Throughout the House Complete!

Just thought I’d share some photo’s of the recent large project recently undertaken at the Canipe household. This project’s end is exciting for me, as it marks the END of having to tile or lay flooring for as long as we live in this house. It’s all DONE. Thanks to my mom for all the help panting, to Amber’s mom …

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Emotional Maturity

A few months ago, Amber and I were strolling through Westfield Brandon Mall, enjoying our afternoon and chatting with each other about things that had happened during our day, when our quiet afternoon was interrupted pretty violently. In the center of the walkway ahead, two black guys and one white guy were yelling at each other very loudly (I only …

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Anxiety, and why it is Ruining our Lives

Guys, we have a serious problem. To some degree, in our gut, I think we all kind of know it. Driving through sunny Riverview, Florida this weekend with my wife, we couldn’t help but notice all the new construction going on. These suckers are usually around 3000 square feet. Massive McMansion neighborhoods are on every street corner with flashy signs …

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Some Thoughts About Money

A long, long time ago in a land not so far away, people used to think about money very differently than they do now. There were no such things as “credit cards”. In fact, credit was something that was extended to you usually by a banker who had a personal relationship with you. You would sit down at his mahogany …

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Don’t panic about the FCC and the internet. This is a good thing. Here’s why.

Many of my friends (mostly conservative, like myself) have been panicking about the recent regulations passed by the FCC with regards to an ‘open internet’. Being someone who is very intimately intertwined with the internet (I own a web design company, in fact), I have really been shocked at the amount of misinformation being put out there with this FCC …

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The Quest for Power and Why It’s Ultimately Either Awesome or Hollow

Warning: Some Depressing Steve Cynicism Ahead. I read the news every so often and I see things like “Vladimir Putin annexes Crimea” or “Goldman Sachs executive appointed to high-paying government position.” The motivation for this stuff is power, and it amazes me to watch, because people are obsessed with power. People want the power to get the stuff they want …

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You Should Stop Watching the News. Seriously.

On a sunny day in 2000, I as a young college student sat in a room at USF and joined the other young Republicans in making phone calls to get out the vote for then presidential-candidate George W. Bush. Later that week, I stood out by the side of the road with a sign waving at cars in Hillsborough County, …

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We See the World As a Reflection of Ourselves

If you read my blog regularly, you might find this difficult to believe… but there was a time, long, long ago, when I was no where near as smart as I am today. During that time, I was dating a girl who was always terrified that I was going to cheat on her with another girl. This fear never registered …

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