was established in 1998 to grant an Internet presence to Gradins’ throughout the world. Since that time, in which the primary use was for email, the site has undergone many changes.

The latest of these changes is a new design, incorporating the four seasons into an ever-changing theme. Until the wheel should turn again, enjoy Winter’s fine palette.

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17th Anniversary

September 14th, 2013

A youthful Amy and Ole before ideas of marriage were voiced, though fate already in motion for this eventuality.

Seventeen years ago, today, two kids started off on what would become the greatest adventure of their lives.

Having proposed to my (then) girlfriend, and her reply being in the affirmative, she then asked me, “why do you want to marry me?” Among other (certainly better) answers, I told her that I enjoyed her companionship and saw no reason to hope for something better elsewhere! It was another moment in which Fox would hear me channel my pragmatic Viking ancestry. Not a people of beautiful poetry, but of other more sturdy stuff. Thankfully, Fox knows more of what I mean than I can say, so I got the girl!

Vows made in the heart even before they were ever said aloud remain a guiding principle in our lives together. Beyond all odds, our promise to one another at such a young age holds us together and has filled our house with three wonderful children. I do not take this fact for granted, and I think that is one key reason why I can write this today.

Mrs. Gradin, you’re still as lovely as ever ~


Sharpie Liquid Pencils, for the Lose

June 24th, 2013

I don’t know if you’ve tried these things out, but I gave it a go. They could be great because it appears to be liquid graphite, and erases cleaner than the real thing! However, the mixture is too prone to clog and it comes off being a cheap ballpoint pen.

*Mental Note: Doodle more.


WordCamp, ATL

March 16th, 2013

I’m attending Wordcamp this year for the first time, and it’s a nagging reminder that I haven’t actually been a user or the product for some time. I am an advocate for the product, so I need to be more involved in all aspects of its feature set. If we met each other here at the conference, sufficiently shame this website in the comments to help light the flame under my arse to move things into the present century!

Movie Night: Red Dawn

November 23rd, 2012

red dawn cast (original)We had a night out on the town alone, the wife and I, and we saw “Red Dawn.” It was a toss-up between this and “Life of Pi,” but the game of ‘paper, rock, scissors’ never fails in making these hard decisions. What I can tell you about this film is that it stands apart from the original, of which I am quite fond of. That was a classic piece of my youth, and I’m happy to say that this had no part in destroying it for me. The movie changes in some pretty major ways – thematically even. It was also modernized and made relevant in today’s political environment. “Life of Pi” would have been a better pick, but I’m glad we got to see this together as it was. Besides, “Life of Pi” is actually something the kids should see.

Musings for the week of 2012-10-08

October 8th, 2012

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October 1st, 2012

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Musings for the week of 2012-09-10

September 10th, 2012
  • Listening to The Neverending Story
    By Michael Ende
    Narrated by Gerard Doyle #

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September 3rd, 2012

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August 13th, 2012

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August 6th, 2012
  • Win8 development boot camp! This is going get a bit deep soon. #

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