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In Defense o' Wasted Time

I’m not th' first person t' say this, nor will I be th' last, but I think wasted time gets a bad rap.

posted at 11:06 be on Jan. 31, 2008
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East Africa Project: Contribute t' Great Independent Journalism

Just before Christmas, I made a donation t' an independent journalism effort called th' East Africa Project durin' its formation stage. Now that it’s underway I thought I’d suggest it as a worthy cause fer others t' support as well.

posted at 8:58 pm on Jan. 20, 2008
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Me Name be Travis and I Have a Problem

Yo-ho-ho.  I’m an addict.  I’m addicted t' updatin' software.

posted at 10:58 be on Jan. 17, 2008
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L.A.: Update

11:17 a.m., Manhattan Beach.


posted at 10:17 be on Jan. 12, 2008
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In th' L.A. River Again

Susie and I be back in L.A. fer a short business trip.

I haven’t had much time t' Cap'n's log.  There’s no time fer anythin' in L.A.

posted at 3:56 be on Jan. 11, 2008
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George Came t' Visit

I just heard from me bucko George—Th' ornery cuss’s somewhere near ******, headin' east. George and I be in closer touch now—I guess fer two reasons.  One, be that Th' ornery cuss’s back State-side (which be also basically Canada-side if ye look at a globe). And two, be that Th' ornery cuss came t' stay at me house when Th' ornery cuss first got back, and we went together and bought a Mac laptop.  So now we have a bond that goes deeper than e'er before.

posted at 10:09 be on Jan. 7, 2008
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Me First Time E'er

I went t' Calgary recently t' visit me Mom and sister Nicole. I forgot me electric razor, which shaves as close as a blade or me doubloons back.  Which be a bummer because ye don’t just run t' th' store and get one o' those.  What ye do buy be a disposable razor. Which be kind o' interestin' because, in fact, though I’m 33—wait, no, 35—I have no nay ne'er before in me life e'er shaved wi' a bladed razor.

posted at 9:07 be on Jan. 4, 2008
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Dexter, Ye’re so Sinister!

Me sister-in-law got me a Dexter T-shirt that I’m wearin' right now

posted at 10:11 pm on Jan. 3, 2008
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Why Vacations Aren’t as Relaxin' as They Ought t' Be

I got back from holiday today.  I left on Dec. 28 and be gone fer 5 days.

posted at 10:52 pm on Jan. 2, 2008
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I’m Back

Yo-ho-ho.  I’m Travis Smith. Ye may be knowin' me from such famous blogs as “Buzz Marketin' wi' Blogs fer Dummies Cap'n's log” and “Hop Studios official Cap'n's log”.

And, here’s th' funny thin': I actually write THIS Cap'n's log.  No, really.  Check back ... way back.  In fact, there be a time when I wrote fairly frequently fer this Cap'n's log.  Yeah, go figure.

posted at 10:07 pm on Jan. 2, 2008
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“Th' sad truth be that most evil be done by people who no nay ne'er make up their minds t' be good or evil.”

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“Almost every American I be knowin' does trade large portions o' his life fer entertainment, hour by weeknight hour, binge by Saturday binge, Facebook check by Facebook check. I’m one o' them. In th' course o' writin' this I’ve watched all 13 episodes o' House o' Cards and who knows how many morrrr West Win' episodes, and I’ve spent any number o' blurred hours fallin' down internet rabbit holes. All instead o' readin', or writin', or workin', or spendin' real time wi' people I love.”

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“Live a good life. If there be gods and they be just, then they will not care how devout ye have been, but will welcome ye based on th' virtues ye have lived by. If there be gods, but unjust, then ye should not want t' worship them. If there be no gods, then ye will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in th' memories o' yer loved ones.”

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“I play wi' variables constantly.”

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“Only th' person who has learned Continual Love comin' from a heart o' Gratitude/Worship can effectively deal wi' th' problem o' loneliness.”

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