Author Archive

  • Meaningful Distractions

    The world is changing so fast. We are truly living in the future. I’m not yet 40 years old and in my lifetime alone we’ve gone from one rotary phone per household to a cellular phone in everyone’s pocket – including children! And these aren’t merely long-distance Walkie Talkies – they’re full-fledged powerful computers with […]

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  • Nature/Tech Romance

    Sometimes inspiration can be a slow, gradual process involving learning and introspection, but sometimes inspiration can hit like a lightning bolt out of nowhere. I was struck with an almost weirdly intense feeling of love, inspiration, and creativity during our recent family vacation to Disney World. We were at the Avatar area of Animal Kingdom […]

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  • Ten Years of a Moderately Healthy Lifestyle

    tl;dr: You can enjoy running. Persistence is key. Goals are overrated. Running = meditation = happiness.                 This post isn’t specifically about weight loss. I admit, the title and pictures are a little click-baity and I’m sorry for that. But, that doesn’t make it untrue. Over the past […]

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  • Hands-on Nature

    I’m a hands-on type of person. I loved Lego as a child and even now begin projects by tinkering before ever planning anything out. Theoretical math and esoteric formulas confused me more than they helped explain, even though I know they work and trust them wholeheartedly. Seeing the gears turn, holding the mechanism in hand, […]

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  • Your Own Path

    There are few things more important than simply being yourself. Doing what makes you happy and following your own path isn’t just staying true to yourself, it’s also important to society and the world as a whole. Every ant in an anthill plays their part. They’re all individuals, but they all contribute their own piece […]

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  • Fundamental Meaning

    Pixel art, amateur astronomy, emergence, and meaning… Start with a single pixel. A uniform colored square. Simple. Uncomplex. The most basic unit of any digital picture. It is the fundamental particle of virtual imagery, not unlike real world electrons and quarks on the quantum scale. And a rainbow is a sort-of Periodic Table of Picture […]

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  • Changing Your Mind

    Occasionally, I’ll have a discussion with someone who will criticize science for always “changing its mind” – as if that’s a bad thing! They’ll argue that you can’t trust the latest scientific finding because it’ll simply change again tomorrow, so why trust any of it? It’s important to understand that science is a methodology. Science […]

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  • First Light: ABSDBS-8″

    Ever since I got into backyard astronomy, and then found out you can actually build your own telescope, I’ve dreamed of building my own. Well, seeing how we live in the future! …we can instantly communicate with people from all over the world; a never-ending repository of knowledge is accessible online at any given time; and […]

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  • Playing Pretend

    “When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” –1 Corinthians 13:11 “Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.” –Desiderata – I can’t remember the last time […]

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  • 3D Printed Projects

    Here are some of the things I’ve printed with my 3D printer over the past year or so… I’ve printed tons more things – especially mods for the printer itself – but they’re not shown below. I’ll post them as I get around to it. (Also, the ‘assorted prints’ at the bottom are all found on […]

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