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Aug 29, 2014

Nasser

Nuh-uh, no we didn't.

Gamal Abdel Nasser Hussein was born in 1918 in Alexandria. In 1938, Nasser graduated school and joined the Egyptian Army fighting against the British. In 1948, however, Nasser was wounded in action. In the next four years, he killed King Farouk, who ruled over Egypt at the time. Then a man named Naguib became prime minister of Egypt until Nasser killed him as well and named himself ruler of Egypt.…   Read More >>

Aug 24, 2014

A Love Letter

Miranda Hearts Wifi

Dear Wifi, I finally found the words I’ve always wanted to say to you. For starters, I need you with me. I know you’ve always been an on-again off-again kind of guy, but without you I’m spinning like a beach ball. I’ll let you decide if we go fast or slow. I’d prefer to go fast, but it’s okay if you’re not comfortable with that. I want you to know…   Read More >>

Aug 23, 2014

Malenkov

Georgy Maximilianovich (love that name) Malenkov was born on January 13, 1902 in Kazakhstan. Malenkov graduated school with flying colors and enlisted in the Red Army to fight during the Russian civil war in 1919. He left the army in 1920 to join the Communist party. Malenkov quickly became one of Joseph Stalin’s confidants, which helped him rise in rank in the Party. Stalin made Malenkov his personal secretary in…   Read More >>

Aug 19, 2014

Communist Bloc

After World War II, the alliance of the USSR and the United States fell apart. The vast differences in the political structures of the countries turned them into enemies. The United States started to promote and protect democracy, while the USSR took over and enforced communism across many countries - what turned into the Eastern Bloc. At the end of the war, the USSR was still nervous about Germany and…   Read More >>

Aug 13, 2014

Family Adventure Podcast

Family Adventure Podcast

This week we did an interesting thing - tag team interviews with the Hemingway family of Wilmington, NC. They are a family of 8 who spent several years in a sailboat, visiting over 20 countries. They now run the Family Adventure Podcast and were interested in our story for that effort. They, in turn, subjected themselves to being interviewed by us for our upcoming book Ditching Suburbia.  We were especially…   Read More >>

Aug 12, 2014

My Baby Is Sixteen

Snuggling with Liberty at Bellwether Humane Society in Fremont MI

A little over a week ago I sat with Miranda and retold her the story of her birth day. I can’t believe it’s been 16 years since that evening. Sixteen Things About Miranda Story Writer Dog Lover Avid Reader 8-year-old Magnet Explorer Poet Animal Whisperer Adventurer Beach Comber Cactus Student/Teacher Supportive Sister Friend Focused Worker Home Fry Music Lover My Favorite Daughter Happy 16th Birthday, Miranda. I love you.    Read More >>

Aug 1, 2014

Makers Faire 2014

23 years of marriage to this woman!

Makers Faire? What’s that? This was the question we heard a few times this past week after MsBoyink and I attended (sans-kids but more about that in a moment) the Detroit Makers Faire. And it’s a good question. A good question in the way that makes you think for a few moments before answering it, wherein you try to calculate the relative geekiness of the person asking the question and…   Read More >>

Jul 24, 2014

Roy Campanella

Roy Campanella was born on November 9, 1921, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He grew up poor, helping his parents feed the family by doing odd jobs. At 16, he was signed to the Negro Leagues. He didn’t plan on being a baseball player - he actually wanted to be an architect. However, his talent kept him in the Negro Leagues, and in 1946, the Dodgers took notice. When he was signed,…   Read More >>

Jul 24, 2014

Joseph Stalin

Ioseb Besarionis Dze Jugashvili was born on the 18th of December, 1878. He was born in the Russian country of Georgia, not be confused with America’s state of Georgia. Jugashvili is known more commonly as Joseph Stalin. Ioseb was the Russian form of the name Joseph, and Stalin means ‘Man of Steel’. He changed his name to make it sound more terrifying. As a youth, Stalin was beaten by his…   Read More >>

Jul 23, 2014

Ditching Suburbia

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“You should write a book!” I can’t count how many times we have heard that since we left on what was to be a one-year family road trip. We were blogging our experiences here on Boyinks4Adventure.com, though, so I would quickly deflect the idea. We’ve also written a book already (albeit in the technology space) so knew the work that would be involved in doing another. Some ideas need a…   Read More >>

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