Blogs

When I have spare time, I'll write in my blogs. Here's a list of them, along with the latest posts from each.


No Regrets!

My travel blog.


Alaska Bound!

May 13, 2022

Mostly thanks to COVID, it’s been a while since I’ve done any real traveling. So it was with great jubilation when I learned my work would be flying me and our whole department to a fancy resort in Alaska for our off-site team event this year. It’s nice to work…

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The Boys in Bergen

September 9, 2016

After a quick train through the last bit of fjordland, we were in Bergen. As the second largest city in Norway, it’s a pretty good size, and there’s a good energy here. The tourists are almost exclusively Japanese, English, and German.

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The Fjordlands of Norway

September 8, 2016

Our early morning train took us west from Oslo. The first part of the trip was nothing special, with suburbs giving way to the occasional lake. But eventually, the mountains turned into giant boulder piles stained green by lichen, forests got denser, views became more majestic. We’d spend a few…

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Jeff's Reviews

Thoughts on movies I've seen recently.


The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

May 8, 2022

I really liked this as a kid, and the gags still hold up today. Amazing how Nielsen was able to come out of nowhere to crank out a string of light comedies at the end of his career. Weird seeing OJ in it now, after everything that has transpired since…

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Reno 911!: The Hunt for QAnon

March 26, 2022

I smiled a couple of times, maybe. Love seeing the old crew back together, but it’s just not that funny. Smaller roles by more well-known comics do not help.

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Palm Springs

March 7, 2022

A Groundhog Day rip-off that is less creative and less funny. If we’re supposed to take the whole story seriously and feel for the characters, what’s the deal with the dinosaurs? They get out of this metaphysical dilemma by blowing it up? What’s redeeming about that? Samberg can be so…

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Stories from Jeff

Goofy stuff I share with the world.


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Baseball Prospects

Trying to find the next big star.


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The Card Blog

Reminiscing about some of the baseball cards I used to collect.


1991 Topps #15 – Von Hayes

September 16, 2013

The Card The 1991 Topps set was an attempt to be a little bit more minimalist and refined with its design, which was the trend in the early 90’s. An anniversary emblem adorned the front and back of every card, but other than that, it was just another very mediocre…

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1990 Leaf #180 – Albert Belle

September 5, 2013

The Card Donruss used the Leaf brand from 1985 to 1988 for cards distributed in Canada. Despite their relative rarity and the fact they were almost visually identical, Leaf cards were even less desirable (if that’s even possible) than the standard Donruss offering. In 1990, Leaf was rebranded as an…

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1990 Topps #162 – Todd Zeile

September 4, 2013

The Card The 1990 Topps set was a hideous abortion of secondary colors, halftone gradients, and squares. Topps tried real hard to cram the trendiest design elements into a single layout and succeeded in making one of the ugliest sets of the decade. It didn’t help that most of the…

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