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What to Pack for GORUCK Challenge – My AAR

I just finished my first GORUCK Tough and wanted to share my packing list AAR (After-Action Review). Prior to my challenge I read as many posts (like this, this, and this) and watched as many YouTube videos as I could to know how to best pack. In adding my AAR to the...

Saturdays Are For Suffering

UPDATE: Saturday is for Suffering is now an official class I lead every month at my gym. More info here. I have two very physically demanding events coming up in the Wintergreen Spartan and a GoRuck Tough and I’m using my Saturdays between now and the events for...

Money for Seminary

When I first thought about attending seminary, money was a big consideration. I remember searching for scholarships, but it was a tedious and somewhat futile venture. The main reason was that there were hundreds of poorly designed sites that offered scholarships with...

What I Do in My Free Time

UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE: I’m no longer doing the stuff I mentioned in the first “update.” Now, I mostly spend my free time coaching soccer and helping my kids with their business. I’m sure some new project idea will come along soon though....

WordPress Hacked – Easy Fix

I had a WordPress site hacked today, and was able to get it fixed and live in less than 5 minutes. Really, it was nothing short of amazing! The reality is that I’ve had numerous WordPress sites hacked over the years. I do the best I can to follow the majority of...

Calvin Robert Burns

On July 4, 2011, we welcomed the newest member of the Burns family, Calvin Robert. For those wondering about his name, I thought I’d share a little about where it comes from. To begin with, Robert is a family name. Both Jenn’s father and grandfather are...

How to Save Money When Your Check Engine Light Comes On

The first thing I noticed when I hopped into my 2000 Honda Odyssey after it completed its 3,000+ mile cross-country trek on the back of a big-rig was that the check engine light was on. Nervous about the thought of potentially having to spend hundreds of dollar at...