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July 30, 2019

Popsicle Stick Ninja Stars

I grew up firmly in the middle class. Definitely not wealthy, but certainly not poor either. We had plenty of toys and Lego to play with, but some of the best toys of my childhood were the ones my dad made for us. One of those toys that I look fondly back on were the ...

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July 13, 2019

Willow Creek Campground

My wife had an outing this weekend, so the kids and I want camping Friday night. We loaded up and headed past Arrowrock Reservoir to see if we could find a good spot. Willow Creek Campground is the first good one past the point where Arrowrock turns into river. The weather was gorgeous but hot ...

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June 8, 2018

Image Placeholders In Web Design and Development

There you are. You’re building out the next great web app that will revolutionize the world. Or you’re just building a website for a friend. You come to a place where you want to insert some images on the page. You can’t leave it empty because the page won’t lay out correctly. However, you don’t ...

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May 23, 2018

Such A Gomer

From the urban dictionary: gomer: 1. a stupid oaf, a social reject I love watching The Andy Griffith Show with my kids. There are always good lessons. The episode where Gomer Pyle joined the Marines came on the other day, and it’s one of my favorites. As I considered my own takeaways from the show, ...

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December 6, 2017

My 40th Year

Wait a minute. I’m not turning 40! It’s my 39th birthday. That means I’m starting my 40th year alive today. I’ve seen it coming for a few weeks now. My wife and kids seem to age me in their minds and refer to me as a 39 or 40 year old long before I hit ...

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October 19, 2017

Kingsman: The Golden Circle by Matthew Vaughn

I joined some friends for a birthday celebration at the movies. The birthday boy chose Kingsman: The Golden Circle. In case you don’t read further, I’ll cut to the chase. When the movie was over, my now older friend apologized for choosing this movie. Enough said. However, the movie was not entirely without redeeming qualities. ...

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September 20, 2017

Dunkirk by Christopher Nolan

In most cases, a movie not enjoyed is a precursor to a poor review. I did not ENJOY Dunkirk. This does not mean that it was anything less than amazing. In this case, it was spectacular. Many movies set out to entertain and give people an escape, some are there to tell a story. This ...

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March 16, 2017

I Want To Listen To Vinyl Records

I’ve been thinking about buying a record player lately. That’s right, good ‘ole vinyl. I’m not sure what got me thinking that direction, but the more I consider it, the more I want one. It might be the popularity of vinyl lately, or the fact that I hang around with too many hipsters. Or both ...

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March 4, 2017

Tales From The Road

It was short notice and unexpected, but I got a call tonight to shoot some “retired” hockey pros. They were in need of a few marketing shots for their up and coming podcast called Tales From The Road. I met them at the hockey rink and got a few action shots, some of them relaxing ...

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November 4, 2016

Inherently Creative

Which came first? The chicken, or the egg? If you believe the Bible, and in God, then you have to believe that he created the bird, not an egg. He didn’t create Adam as an embryo and then wait for him to develop, so why would he do that with birds and lizards and anything ...

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August 30, 2016

Daddy Daughter Photowalk – MK Nature Center

My daughter and I went for a photo walk-about on Saturday. I really love spending time with her. She’s genuinely curious about so many things. And excited by what she learns. She is sweet and silly, and just a joy to be around. Know what else? She likes to take pictures too. I gave her ...

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July 5, 2016

A Horsethief Birthday Camping Trip

My wife’s mom had a landmark birthday this week and we wanted to do something as a family to celebrate. So we took to the hills to enjoy God’s creation together as a family. She wanted to camp at Horsethief Reservoir and the weather was beautiful. We ate s’mores every night and talked and giggled ...

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