I have been a fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins virtually all of my life. When I was a kid in the 1970s, my father would take me to Pens games in the Igloo in downtown Pittsburgh to watch the team play bruisers like Philadephia. The Pens weren't very good then, but it was still fun to see the games.
In 1984, we drafted one of the arguably two greatest players of all time, Mario Lemiex. It took a few years to build a quality team around him, but the fans and I were elated when he and the team brought home Pittsburgh's first two Stanley Cups in 1991 and 1992. We were further elated when new stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin helped Pittsburgh to its third championship in 2009.
Last year was special. 2015-2016 started off rocky, resulting in the firing of the ineffective coach and the promotion of Mike Sullivan, the team's top minor league coach. Things turned around right away and Pittsburgh was the best team in the league from the beginning of January through the remainder of the year. The team fought its way through the playoffs and played a tough San Jose team to win its fourth Stanley Cup. My Penguins page is a testament to the 2015-2016 season with a special emphasis on the playoffs, including a webpage for each of the rounds, as well as a page for Pittsburgh's Stanley Cup history, and more. Whether you're a Pens fan or not, whether you know hockey or not, you might very well enjoy this site, as the pages tell stories that will last forever, complete with photos and videos of the season and specific games from each series. Enjoy!
A small archive of some of the issues of “Tek Thots: An Email Newsletter of Technology Info,” a highly influential email newsletter devoted to a wide range of tech topics, with a special focus on security, privacy issues, cryptography, & info warfare. I published this newsletter from 1996-1999.
My personal blog, started in June 2011. Among the topics covered are blogging, Christianity, book reviews, health, hockey, sports, music, literature, life in general, technology, creative writing, politics, poetry, publishing, writing, concerts, and much more. There are links to some of my favorite blogs, as well as to some of my favorite muscians/bands, some personal publications, and some good writing sites. Feel free to stop by and check it out.
My book review site, containing nearly 500 book reviews, on books ranging from science fiction (the vast majority) to communism to fantasy to the military to music to biographies to politics to religion to sports to thrillers and to war. Some of these book reviews are quite small while others are quite large, comprehensive, and in depth.
My travels going to six colleges and universities getting three academic degrees, including private religious colleges, major state universities, and law school, leading to current continuing ed, encompassing 13 years of higher education. Strange decisions, strange stories.