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Brian Chad O'Rourke

Term Break

My three-month term break is almost over.  I have already resigned another six month contract.  I hope I am able to get as much done as I possibly can.  At a minimum, this will include two CISCO certifications and two Microsoft certifications. Life is really good.  As soon […]

Metaphysics

While I was in seminary, I came to despise metaphysics.  In the simplest terms for me, it came down to what is Real and what is not-Real; What is Made Up and what is not-Made Up; What exists entirely in the Human Mind and what does not exist entirely in the Human Mind. You can probably see […]

Thor Heyerdahl

When I was a kid one of the guys we studied was Thor Heyerdahl and his plankton-like adventure across the Pacific in the Kon-Tiki in 1947. One of his quotes: Borders I have never seen one. But I have heard they exist in the minds of some people. […]

Funky Liver Panels

After some funky liver panels, I had to get a lot of additional tests and ultrasound of liver. All is well with my liver, however I discovered that despite being previously vaccinated for both hepatitis A and B, I did not develop antigens for hepatitis B. So today […]

Making Peace with Sex

As I was going to bed last night, I started composing this blog entry. I was tempted to get up immediately and start writing, but decided just to post some notes on my iPhone so I wouldn’t forget what I wanted to write about. I was tired and […]

Mistakes

We all make mistakes. We all make poor choices. Just because we make a poor choice or make a mistake does not mean we stop doing whatever we are doing. What it really means when we make a mistake or choose poorly is that we have the option […]