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March 17, 2023


Heavy dust hung in the stagnant air. A stench of dying flesh mixed with oils and fragrant perfume permeated the cold stone walls. Pitch black was pierced with slices of light cutting through the suspended dust. Nothing moved. No hope. Only death. Suddenly a sharp sucking breath split the silence! Life! Sitting upright, the body ...

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January 3, 2023


I’m a Software Engineer. That’s what I do for work during the day. And I’m relentlessly curious. So, I’m constantly building something. Either to make something I think will be useful, or to try out a new technique or technology, or both. So here are some of my past and current projects.

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December 11, 2022

Young Fella

I was drawing this during church thinking it was pretty random. When I was done though, my daughter said, “hey, that looks like Pastor Brent, if he had a big nose”. It’s not what I was going for, but in hindsight, there’s definitely some resemblance. 🤣

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November 23, 2022

Black Friday

Does it strike you as strange that Black Friday is the day following our day of thanks? It’s almost like someone doesn’t want us to let our thoughts dwell on how good thing are currently. They would have us turn our minds to all the things we want instead. Black indeed. May this Thanksgiving pale ...

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Drawing of guy looking up

October 20, 2022

Guy Looking Up

This guy seemed like an excitable fellow that should stand at the bottom of a page looking up at some exciting text perhaps.

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October 19, 2022

I went down to get my city permit to burn weeds on my little “farm”. It’s a little more than 2 acres with a pair of cows and a big garden, so “farm” might be a stretch, but you get the idea. Anyway, I got the permit and they let me know I’d have to ...

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Windmill in black and white

October 3, 2022


I know. It’s not really a word. I’ve combined farmstead and steady to make an amazing new word. farmsteady: like a farm-themed amusement park that you go to so consistently that it adds stability to your life, ie. steadiness That may be overstating things a little. However, I love taking the kids out to the ...

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August 8, 2022

If My Watch Didn’t Record It…

I got up early and did some work on my property. An entire side of my little homestead is completely overgrown by wild blackberries, ivy, and wild roses. And too many other things to identify. So from time to time, I wander out with a machete and some other tools and try to make a ...

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Bench Lake

June 17, 2022

Bench Lakes

Dean and I tried to go backpacking on the last weekend of May. Alas, neither of us really wanted to pitch our tents in the snow. Or camp when the low temperatures were projected to be around 20° F. June proved to be a much better time for a backpacking trip. There was still some ...

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