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I have gone way too long between updates on my website.  Sometimes I wonder why I even have one, but then I remember that it's cool to have a website that is "yourname.com".  Well, it's not literally yourname.com, but you know what I mean.  And if you don't know what I mean, we are going to have a rough go of it.


I keep running into road blocks when it comes to the website.  I get all pumped about doing something with it like editing, adding pictures, improving sections, etc.  Then life comes along and disrupts everything.  And then I forget that I was even doing anything with the website.  Before too long, everything is outdated and has that pretty internet patina to it.  I can do better.  I just know I can.


Since I can't seem to pull myself in enough directions, I am going to try to keep the site more up to date.  I sincerely want to do this.  I have an entire section that is devoted to being gluten-free.  (I had so many plans for it.)  There is so much that I want to tell the world as it relates to the gluten-free lifestyle.  For us, it is not a fad diet.  It is our way of life.  We have tried and tasted countless recipes over the past six years.  Some are forgettable, but there are a lot of others that are absolutely amazing and should be shared.  For example, this weekend my wife had a donut recipe that she baked in a mini-buntlet tray.  Holy cow were they delicious!  I would share some with you, but 1) I don't know you, and 2) I really don't want to share them with anyone else.  Yes, I am a bit selfish, but my wife's baking is out of this world.


Another pet project of mine is to write more reviews of video games.  I have written three in the past year, but I would like to do more.  While I have never considered myself to be a writer, I do tend to have fun when I write.  I used to only do creative writing, but I find a tremendous sense of accomplishment when I complete a review.  I think the next ones I should tackle are The Messenger and West of Loathing.


If you've read this far, I am impressed.  I wasn't going for clicks (I don't even know how to track them anyway) but just finding a way to express part of myself.  "You won't believe the movie he'll never watch again..."  "Ryan has ten favorite books and #3 will shock you!"  "Children in the Craig household can avoid grounding with this one simple trick..."


Anyway, thanks for reading.  If you would like to see more of what my mind creates, check out my haiku about the movie The Princess Bride (1987).  You can find them on Twitter at @MoviesByHaiku.  Each day I take one minute of the movie and write haiku for it.  I started it back in February, and I should finish it by the end of this month.  It has been a fun experiment, and I can't wait to see where I go from here.  I just need to figure out which movie to do next.  I have a few on my short list, and you'll just have to wait to find out what they are.


Thank you for reading this.  I hope to be back soon.  Before I go, I want to give a shout out to Patrick, a.k.a. @BacklogOdyssey on Twitter, for inspiring me to do this.  I have been reading his daily musings about life and video games this year as he attempts to crush his backlog.  The posts are always entertaining, and the discussions about the games he plays are very informative and witty.  Check him out at https://www.backlogodyssey.com/.  Until next time...


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