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About vanyieck

There is nothing about me that is more interesting than you. I am a man. I have a wife and family. I have a career. I have two dogs. I

The Commencement Address I Will Never Be Allowed To Give

  President, distinguished faculty, ladies and gentlemen, and graduates. Congratulations, you’ve just completed the modern equivalent of high school from 75 years ago. Well, that’s a bit of an exaggeration. 75 years ago all high school students were required to … Continue reading

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The Netarian Doctrine

“Why do you have candles around your router?” Dylan smiled. “You noticed.” “Hard not to. You got melted wax all over your cables,” said Carson. It was the first time he’d been in Dylan’s room, even though they’d been in … Continue reading

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If Lunch Was a Surrealist Painting

“I love Youtube,” announced Rex in the office lunch room. “If you love it so much, why don’t you marry it?” asked Brian. Lynn rolled her eyes. “You know that’s the worst joke ever.” “Maybe it isn’t a joke,” replied … Continue reading

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The Sun Day

Before Nate could enter his office building, he had to run the gauntlet of sun worshippers basking in the glow of a warm summer morning. “Hello, sir,” said Pardeep. She and Olaf were sitting on a bench near the fountain, … Continue reading

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Who’s On FIRST?

Carter stood in the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis and whistled. Below him was the organized chaos of the eight fields of the FIRST Robotics World Championship. “If geeks played a sport, this would be it,” he said aloud. … Continue reading

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Time Will Tell- The Man Who Declared Himself Emperor

The couple were unusually quiet as they made their way back to their old home in Mill Valley, population 5180. Becky could barely keep herself from smiling. Clement, on the other hand, could only sigh. “Won’t be long now,” he … Continue reading

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Living the Dream- The Man Who Declared Himself Emperor

One week later, Becky and Clement were packing their apartment in silence. There was a knock at the door. Emperor Don poked his head inside. Becky smiled and said hello. Clement groaned. “I wanted to stop by before you move,” … Continue reading

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