A camel friend and I pose in front of the Pyramid of Khafre in Giza, Egypt

Random musings and thoughts

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I'm trying to get back into reading (aren't we all?) so here's what I've read recently (courtesy of my Goodreads):

I was a big Star Wars expanded universe fan, and still am obsessed with Grand Admiral Thrawn.

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Name twin

I have an identical name double ("Bret McGowen") in Michigan who sadly recently lost his son South Bend Tribute obituary and a second obituary. My heart goes out to you.

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Public speaking

I've given dozens of talks to audience sizes from 15 to 2,000+. Here's one of my very first talks from way back in 2015. Don't worry, I've gotten better!


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