Davis Ray Sickmon, Jr

Fresh pea sprouts

Korean Sprouts (Kongnamool) For Korean BBQ

The kongnamool is used is part of a meal involving multiple side dishes, some rice, and some pork belly, but it’s good on it’s own. 1 pound soybean sprouts 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1/8th cup sesame oil 2 tablespoons Korean red pepper powder 2 teaspoons garlic, minced 2 teaspoons sesame seeds 2 teaspoons rice wine …

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Asian rice noodles

Chinese Noodle Salad

A really nice Chinese Noodle Salad Jay gave me – give plenty of prep time, though! The Salad It’s Self: 1 Can of Pin Mushrooms 1 Napa Cabbage 5 or 6 rehydrated black mushrooms 2 or 3 carrots Rice Vermicelli noodles The Sauce 2 tbsp of chopped garlic 3 tbsp oyster sauce 2 tbsp of …

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Salad with Chinese cabbage and carrot

Thai Peanut Salad Dressing

A super-simple thai peanut salad dressing, can also be used as a dip. 1/2 cup peanut butter 2 tablespoons fresh lime or lemon juice 2 tablespoons rice vinegar 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon honey 1 teaspoon sesame oil 1 clove garlic roughly chopped 1 cup of water (Optional) 1/2 teaspoon of dry chicken bullion …

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Homemade Cut Up Cornbread

Dead Simple Cast-Iron Cornbread

1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup yellow cornmeal ½ cup white sugar 1 teaspoon salt 3 teaspoons baking powder 1 egg 1 cup milk 1/3 cup vegetable oil Preheat the over to 400 – put a medium cast-iron pan in while it’s preheating. Put everything into a bowl, and mix it well. Once the oven’s …

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Captions at the Drive-In!

An Easy Way to Have Captions at Drive-In Theaters That Works Well!

Movie theaters are required to have closed caption devices available for the deaf. Drive-in theaters aren’t. Important to know if you or a loved one is deaf. I have a workaround for that! There’s some reasonable logistical reasons for drive in theaters to not be required to have caption systems. Still sucks, though. Another thing …

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How To Bypass Tumblr’s Dumb Content Policy

I’ll skip all the colorful story stuff and get right to the meat of this – there’s two very easy ways to bypass Tumblr’s adult content policy for some pages and discussions. This won’t work for everything, but a quick test of it showed it works fine for the web comic I was trying to …

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Looking Back at 2018, and Looking Forward at 2019 2

Looking Back at 2018, and Looking Forward at 2019

Going into 2018, I would have said this would be the year I finally get over the financial hump – I came into it in a relatively good position. The contract gig I was doing was going strong, though it was supposed to be coming to an end – the budget for it ran out, …

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20 Years of Midnight Ryder Technologies 3

20 Years of Midnight Ryder Technologies

I posted on Facebook about it, but I’ll repeat it here as an intro – I was on the phone with someone I’ve known since before I had my own company, and he’s been a customer of mine for basically as long as his company has existed.  Bill Wiley & Associates is 15 years old.  …

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27 Mk 20 (aka 47 years old) And Counting 4

27 Mk 20 (aka 47 years old) And Counting

Yeah, I’m 47 now.  Of course, I’m sitting behind a computer, working on a major project, and packing up my apartment.  And, of course, thinking about the last year or so.  As usual with me, it’s been an interesting ride.  So, grab a cup of tea, coffee, or other favorite beverage, and come along for …

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The End of Selfie a Day, Two New Personal Projects, Quick 2017 Recap, 2018 Plans Already Start

So, it’s the beginning of a new year, so it’s that time of year to say that I’ll be writing more in my blog.  Seriously. 😉 . As with previous years, time will tell if I actually do it – though, I actually did write a number of things that were never published in 2017 …

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Tai chi (Taijiquan), Swords, and Old Men

If you read only one rambling blog post with no discernible point behind it today, you might want to pick a different blog post.  But, since you’re already here, you might as well keep reading… Last week I decided it was time to refresh my Tai Chi (Taiji, Taijiquan, however you’d like to refer to …

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Doing a little Colorado Marijuana Tourism 7

Doing a little Colorado Marijuana Tourism

When in Rome, right?  People who know me know I’m not a pot head – it’s just never been my thing.  But, since I was going to be in Colorado, I had multiple reasons why I wanted to check that whole thing out.  At the same time I’m writing this, I’ve already written an article …

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The Real Me

Reinvention – The Real Me?

“I went back to the doctor To get another shrink I sit and tell him ’bout my weekend But he never betrays what he thinks “Can you see the real me, doctor? Doctor? Can you see the real me, doctor? Woah, doctor” — The Who, The Real Me Two things occurred to me on this …

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Selfie a Day #21: Women's March in Wichita

Women’s March in Wichita, and Protest Anxiety

Becoming more active in the community, and the world as a whole, has been a goal of mine for a while.  I’ve not been as good at it as I should be.  Facebook activism doesn’t count, and even that is sometime I carefully dole out (someday I’ll bother writing a blog post on the company …

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Relationship Diatribe: The Rest of It (ish) 9

Relationship Diatribe: The Rest of It (ish)

OK, this one is a little less diatribe, and more point of view.  I’ve thrown shade at marriage as a goal.  I’ve talked about the idea of relationships that are a lot less “spend all your time with me”.  I’ve talked about relationships where it’s just about existing together, not necessarily trying to achieve something. …

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More Relationship Diatribe:  A Relationship More Like The Cat. 10

More Relationship Diatribe: A Relationship More Like The Cat.

Cleo isn’t my cat – I don’t have a cat.  My roommates have a cat.  However, the cat has adopted me, loves the heck outta me, and spends a lot of time curled up on me, or hanging out in my office space.  Here’s the thing: after a conversation with a friend, I got to thinking …

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A Diatribe on Marriage and Long Term Relationships 11

A Diatribe on Marriage and Long Term Relationships

Every once in a while, during a conversation, I’ll end up blurting out this long diatribe on something or other without knowing I even started a diatribe: it’s just a surprise what coming out of my mouth.  Sometimes it’s only even tangent to what’s being talked about – but, it was enough of a trigger …

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The Big Understatement

The God / The Universe / Deity of Choice / Random Circumstances struck oddly, so I thought I’d post and talk about this for a moment.  See, I was getting ready to write this week’s article for Advanced Mobile Healthcare, and I look at the list of topics we came up with last year (I …

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Why I Don't Try and Impress... Well, Anyone Actually. 13

Why I Don’t Try and Impress… Well, Anyone Actually.

Introduction This in one in what’s probably going to be a small series of posts looking back at old relationships.  I’ve been married twice, and have had a number of long term relationships, and then there’s the various short term relationships (which I have very little interest in, and haven’t had much affect on my …

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Our Friends Are a Mirror of Ourselves 14

Our Friends Are a Mirror of Ourselves

Introduction Sometimes we give a somewhat sinister amount of control to our significant others when it comes to who we call friends, without ever knowing it.  That’s a really bad sign. If you haven’t already, be sure to head over and read part 1 of this series of posts, in particular the Introduction section that …

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When the Mirror is Broken – Isolation From Your Friends is Bad

Introduction Our friends are a good indicators of our relationships.  Not each friend, individually, but our friends when taken as a whole can tell you a lot about where you’re at in a relationship. If you haven’t already, be sure to head over and read part 1 of this series of posts, in particular the …

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Made an Agreement? Keep it in Your Pants. (Infidelity)

Introduction Relationships are a contract, informally negotiated by two people who, for one reason or another, want to spend their time together.  Marriages have a more formalized contract – marriage vows, etc. – that both parties agree to.  But, any romantic relationship has some sort of boundaries and proper behavior that each party is supposed …

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Tearing You Down 17

Tearing You Down

Introduction One of the best things about a good partner:  they’ll always build you up.  They’ll help you traverse rivers, climb mountains, explore the depths, hold your hand when you’re sick, and know your deepest fears.  Unfortunately, the wrong partner can ignore the first part, and use the last bit there against you. If you …

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The Symphony of Some Relationships: Yelling, Screaming, and Anger 18

The Symphony of Some Relationships: Yelling, Screaming, and Anger

Introduction I am a communication person.  I wasn’t always that way, but I’ve always been a talker.  These days, I’m good with a sit-down conversation in a relationship to see where each one is at.  To talk about things of substance, and even talk about feelings, rather than just “stuff”.  That’s communication.  Screaming, on the …

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Why Can't You Just Be Who I Want You To Be? 19

Why Can’t You Just Be Who I Want You To Be?

Introduction We fall in love with our partner because of so many things.  Their attitude, their caring, their integrity, the way they make us feel. The list is too long to put here.  But, what about those things we’re not a fan of?  Or that our partner isn’t a fan of in us? If you haven’t …

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A Side Note About Danger Levels

Introduction I mention in the introduction section of pretty much every post that he and she is replaceable in these posts.  There’s a part of abuse that I haven’t experienced, and it’s unlikely I would experience:  physical abuse, and the fear of being injured, or worse.  It’s also the part where “he” and “she” aren’t …

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It's All Your Fault & I Wouldn't Do This If You Didn't... 21

It’s All Your Fault & I Wouldn’t Do This If You Didn’t…

Introduction It’s weird:  the yelling, screaming, lies, manipulations, all of that stuff – it’s not something the person who did them take responsibility for.  Instead, it’s because you made them do it. If you haven’t already, be sure to head over and read part 1 of this series of posts (this is part 8), in particular …

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Warping Your Reality: Gaslighting

Introduction Imagine if someone else could be able to affect your perception of reality, and your memories?  That would be pretty weird, wouldn’t it?  It happens. If you haven’t already, be sure to head over and read part 1 of this series of posts (this is part 9), in particular the Introduction section that puts this …

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The Lies, Manipulations, and Control

Introduction In some ways, these topics are already covered as part of the larger story arc – but, let’s stop and take a closer look at the for a moment. If you haven’t already, be sure to head over and read part 1 of this series of posts (this is part 10), in particular the Introduction …

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What It Did

Introduction It’s not that everything changed overnight for me.  The things that happened, they didn’t all happen in one day, and the effects were slow and gradual, until suddenly they weren’t. If you haven’t already, be sure to head over and read part 1 of this series of posts (this is part 10), in particular the …

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