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January 7, 2021

The Problem With Government

Let’s be honest. There’s not just 1 problem. But as I see it, the biggest problem is this: As soon as the government goes beyond protecting “life, liberty, and the freedom to pursue happiness”, it’s a giant game of generalization. It’s a futile effort to apply the same rules to everyone… equally… everywhere. The reasonContinue reading "The Problem With Government"

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November 4, 2020

React and Third Party Scripts

In many React projects, there often comes a time when you’ll want to integrate with a third-party service that uses their javascript. Maybe it’s an analytics or tracking service, or a data or graphics provider like Google Maps. Whatever it is, injecting the external script can be tricky at the component level. It’s easy ifContinue reading "React and Third Party Scripts"

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July 7, 2020

Box Of Beauty

Box Canyon Springs is one of too many hidden gems in Idaho. When a thing seems oh so dry and pale and drear, you’d least expect that within lay a thing that you’d hold dear. If you explore and see what’s inside that draws another near, you just may find it’s full of life andContinue reading "Box Of Beauty"

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June 29, 2020

Throwin’ Hay Bales

I remember a time in my life when I dreamed of technology, modern everything, and the life of ease and fun. My how times have changed. And not. I still love some those to some extent, but the desire for what I want my life to look like has changed. As I mature, I findContinue reading "Throwin’ Hay Bales"

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June 22, 2020

Pie Experimentation

Over the years, I’ve enjoyed making cookies from time to time. I love the responses I get when people enjoy the delicious treats, and I love the homemade goodies myself too. Last year, ClickBank (the company I work for) had a pie making contest for Pi Day. So I tried something new and made aContinue reading "Pie Experimentation"

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June 18, 2020


I’ve desired a piece of land and a nice garden for a long time. We’ve also wanted chickens and goats and lots of other things that more property would support. It’s finally looking like that might become a possibility… more news on that to come. But while I continue to dream, I’ve been reading someContinue reading "Permaculture"

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June 15, 2020

Computer Security

Today has been filled with video training on computer security. It’s all very good material, and vital for our employees to know. In all of the videos though, I learned one thing that seems very important… all computer hackers wear a stalking hat and eye mask. So be on the lookout, and stay safe outContinue reading "Computer Security"

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May 28, 2020

Developer or Engineer?

I didn’t go to college to be a software engineer. Actually, I didn’t complete college at all. When I did go, my intent was electrical engineering. The problem was, I didn’t have scholarships and my grades sucked because I had to work so much to pay for the classes. Oh, and I was very unfocusedContinue reading "Developer or Engineer?"

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May 4, 2020

Fried-Day Night

We decided to try something new in our kitchen last week. We’d never tried deep frying anything before and thought it would be fun to give it a shot. My wife picked up a thermometer for putting in the pot of oil and we found some recipes that looked good. Honestly, I was nervous. HotContinue reading "Fried-Day Night"

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March 10, 2020

What Is Love?

Love is a word that is used often in our culture. Many of us aspire to love well, and even more of us desire to be loved more than almost anything. Despite the myriad of songs, stories, and poems that try to explain what love is, it’s still hard to define. Is it a feeling?Continue reading "What Is Love?"

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February 28, 2020

Friar Freeman

Even not dressed up like a monk, you can’t help but see Pastor Mike Freeman as a seeker. His wealth of knowledge and unending humility reflects what must be a very real and personal relationship with God, and years of reading and listening. It is easy to acknowledge, but almost impossible to realize for long,Continue reading "Friar Freeman"

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