Living with OCD and anxiety

I’ve always had a hard time relaxing because my brain doesn’t know how to stop working. When I was younger, I could force myself to relax by having a few beers. This worked great for me as a teenager up and through college. I built up enough of a tolerance that I could slam a […]

Why I quit drinking

If you know me, you’ll know that I don’t drink. I haven’t had a drink in over 4 years now. I went to Santan Brewery last Friday and had a few Diet Cokes with friends and it got me remembering how bad getting a DUI was. It was just over 6 years ago now; April […]

Our honeymoon

The whole thing started off at a restaurant in Phoenix Arizona called Different Pointe of View. It’s Saturday, April 3rd 2010; the big day. We’re getting married. Everyone is seated and I’m standing hidden, off to the side, with the best man (my brother) and the officiant. We’re waiting for a signal so we can […]

Connecting with the designer of C++

Last August I came across the personal website of Bjarne Stroustrup, the designer and original implementor of the C++ programming language. I am a pretty big fan of his and it was great to read the articles and FAQ on his personal web site. I was surprised to see his email listed so I […]