Joe Beernink

Monthly Archives: November 2006

For those of you who live in Canada, have an inch or two of snow on the ground is now reason to shut down the city. But here in the PNW, as soon as the white stuff hits town, everyone goes nuts. We’ve got about and inch on the ground here, and near my work is 6-7 inches. The biggest problem is actually ice. The roads are covered in black ice, and… Read More

My wife and I took a walk this morning, and I was thinking about those things that I grew up with that my kids will never know about, unless I go through the trouble of exposing them to it. Some things are better just forgotten about. Others, I think they might enjoy. Things I won’t let them miss out on The Hardy Boys Books (If anyone has a collection of these they… Read More

This article¬†was circulating around work yesterday. It’s probably more interesting for me than others because of where I work. But for reasons which should be obvious after you read this, you’ll know why I’m not saying anything about my employer at this time. Edit 2012: Link no longer works, and I don’t recall what this was about.

Like my sister said, “See. This. Movie.” It was definitely the best Bond movie in the last 20 years. It was a little long, and a little predictable at times, but some of the best Bond dialog I’ve heard in a while.

Over the last couple of years, I’ve really cut my TV watching down. Most of that was due to the video game ‘World of Warcraft’ which I’ll tell you about at some point, but also because there just wasn’t much on. Lisa and I had a few favorite shows like “House”, “The West Wing” and “Grey’s Anatomy”, and I would watch “Lost”, but the last few years of reality TV really lost… Read More

When I was in college, I wrote a novel I called “To Cage The Eagle”. I was really into reading Tom Clancy, Larry Bond and Harry Coyle at the time, and I thought, “I can write this stuff’. So I did. I tried a couple of times to get it published, but the market for that genre fluctuates wildly, and no one wanted to take on a new author at that time…. Read More

One of the things’s I’d like to do here is to publish some of my old stories (and new ones) for people to read. Trying to find a way to do this has been, well, trying. We’lll see if this works… James and His Mission is a story I wrote in highschool. A long time ago. A very long time ago. Let me know if you have any issues reading it.

I was doing a search on the Mark Twain book, The Prince and the Pauper, one of those classics I have never read, but might in the near future. I came across a site that discusses books in general, and allows people to put in their reviews. Now, I’m not the best typist in the world, so I understand a few typos, but the following review by an 8th grader just about… Read More

I figure most people will be coming here to read stuff about the babies. Everyone is doing very well. We just started week 25. Lisa is getting rather large, but that’s a good thing. Everyone is happy and healthy. Lisa spends a lot of time rubbing her tummy and smiling, and I spend a lot of time with my ear to one side of the ‘bump’ or the other, listening for them,… Read More

Where to go from here? I’ve been trying to figure that out. I’ll start simple. Last book I read: Throne of Jade, by Naomi Novik. It’s the second book in a trilogy about what life during the Napoleonic Wars would have been like had there been dragons. It’s a fantasy novel, pretty light reading. It wasn’t as good as the first one in the trilogy, but not bad. I’m currently reading the… Read More