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YOLO - You Only Live Online Meme

YOLO - You only live online

1 year 5 months ago

I got an email with this photo attached from my youngest daughter some time ago. The email read: "DAD! Is this YOU!!"

What was I to do, lie? Or tell her that yes, it was me, and have her live the rest of her life with that stigma, that image of her dad following her around the Internet for all the world to see?

Fortunately, she took it very well. And yes, that is me - yours truly, Jim W. Coleman. And I will tell you the story.

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Photo of a scale model section of freeway
Photo of a scale model double-wide mobile home

A lifetime of scale model building

8 months 4 weeks ago

As a kid, I grew up building scale models. Assembling ships, airplanes and logging truck models sparked my imagination and soon, I was crafting unique ways of detailing and lighting them. My logging trucks had headlights, my space ships and blinking navigation lights and my warships puffed smoke out of the gun turrets. When I discovered Star Trek as a young man, my imagination went into hyperdrive and I quickly moved from the AMT model kits of the day to designing and building my own custom space ships. Some of these were up to eight feet long!

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Photo of The Mystery of Skeleton Island
Photo of The Mystery of the Flaming Footprints

Jupiter Jones and the Three Investigators

9 months 3 weeks ago

I have been a fan of The Three Investigators book series since I was very young. As a youngster in Glendale, Arizona, I would often walk several blocks to visit the downtown Velma Teague Library, often staying for hours. My appetite for books was as healthy then as it is today, and I was particularly interested in the book seriesĀ about a junior detective firm in Rocky Beach, California - one headed by Jupiter Jones and calling itself The Three Investigators.

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