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happy halloween

10.31.2007

Earlier this evening I went trick or treating with my nephew Caden, who dressed up as the king of the jungle. It was so fun to watch him get all excited over the candy he was scoring as he went door to door. All of these were taken with my point and shoot camera:

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hi, my name is

10.30.2007

(With apologies to Eminem): Hi, my name is... Hi, my names is... Hi, my names is... Chris Becker Ok, I promise to never rap or sing on my blog ever again. Apparently, some folks were surprised to find out my real name when my brother-from-another-mother talked about me on his blog last week. For the record, my full name is...

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miscellaneous monday #6

10.29.2007

_____ Congrats to the Boston Red... never mind. I lost interest. (Although I did predict the winner of the Angels vs. Red Sox series would win the World Series). I actually used to really like the Red Sox and always rooted for them when the played the Yankees. But since they keep beating the Halos in the playoffs (9 wins in a row going back to...

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Email policy change

10.28.2007

Typically, if I am home, my laptop is on and emails flood in all day long and I usually read them, even if I am in the middle of another project. And with the amount of emails I receive on an average day, I spend a lot of time reading and replying to emails, which is counter productive to the task at hand. I also usually start my day by waking...

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how do i find time to blog every day?

10.27.2007

Two of the questions I get asked most often when I meet people is, "Becker, how do you find time to blog every day?" and "How do you think of new things to talk about all the time?" They are both fairly easy to answer. The second question, coming up with new topic is very straightforward as I just blog about what is going on in my life, or in my...

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Leopard

10.26.2007

Today is the day! 300+ new features!

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russia, 15 years later

10.25.2007

While looking for some fire photos the other day, I came across a few images from my trips to Russia in the early 90's and realized, that it was 15 years ago this month when I first went to the former Soviet Union. Back in October of 1992, I went on a missions trip with my church to Russia and the Ukraine. It was the first time I had ever been on...

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fire

10.24.2007

**UPDATED** Scroll to the bottom of this post. With all of these crazy fires going in Southern California these last few days, it reminded me of the Laguna Beach fires that took place in October of 1993. I was a stringer for the OC Register and local papers back then and I actually went down to cover the fires. It was an experience I'll never...

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Caden at the pumpkin patch

10.23.2007

Here's the little man at the pumpkin patch. I took about 5 million images to get these few shots. The kid has a crazy mind of his own and was just not into having his picture taken these days. We had to result to threats and bribery and then eventually it was the peek-a-boo that did the trick.

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Audrey Taylor has arrived!
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