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Bryan is an artist, father, husband, and son (not really in that order). He works for the Department of Vetern's Affairs and writes and administers The Fireside Post with his father, Ohg Rea Tone. His writings have not been published, though they have been printed a lot.

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A product of…well, you…


I have too many irons in the fire, so to speak. I like my life that way. I start projects often, and I am learning how to chip away at them until they start to take shape. I have three blogs, a podcast, two children with whom I am the primary care provider, six friends and a wife. I love to be busy with all of the things that interest me, but I have much to learn about time management. When I asked you to start a blog with me, I knew that I was adding an intense element to my daily and weekly regiment, but I knew it would be worthwhile and I have pushed ahead because I know that we have things to write, things to say to each other and to the world that are valuable. After reading your last few posts, I know that what we are doing is worthwhile and I am proud of our success so far. I am invested in too many things, my interests as complex and diverse as yours. I have heard people say “your dad is a true renaissance man,” and I have heard others say the same things to me. Personally, I think their grasp of the renaissance seems a little trivial.

I am not overwhelmed, but if I were it would not be you that has overwhelmed me. It is interesting, though, that you mentioned that you use words to overwhelm people in conversations, perhaps to keep control or at least to have the upper hand. I do the same thing., though mine manifests itself in di[plomacy rather than argument. My wife and I have decided that my diplomacy is overactive and hers is barely existent. I am aslo working on being still in order to get the most out of my conversations. Listening is not really my area, and usually I don’t have to because I always have the floor. I used to say that one of three things would happen when I entered a room: 1. I would control the room, 2. I would take control of the room, or 3. I would leave. Coincidentally, I have left most of the rooms that I have found myself in.

It is my goal in the next few weeks to post to this blog at least once every day. The great thing about this blog is that at least one person is guaranteed to read it and ask me about my progress.


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