Archive for the Journal Category

  • 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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  • A Cosmic Perspective

    I have this seed deep down. Sometimes it’s dormant, but sometimes it grows and flourishes and blooms in the form of an observatory, for example (ha!). Regardless of its given state, it’s perennial and dependable; it’s always there. It’s this glowing ember of joy, humility, awe, inspiration, and appreciation. Maybe everyone has their own ‘seed,’ […]

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  • My Brief Morning Walk

    Sometimes, the two-minute walk in the parking lot from my car to the entrance of my work is my favorite part of the day. –I know, what a boring life, right? Just hear me out… It all comes down to perspective. You see, I could rush over the blacktop tar pits, weaving between parked cars […]

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  • Grand Theft Sunrise

    I’m an adult with a career and a family …and I play video games. They’re my guilty pleasure, what can I say?! I’m not embarrassed to admit that. I will say, however, that I probably play video games for reasons other than most people. For me, video games create a means for escape. No, escape […]

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  • 3D Printer

    Earlier this year, I took the leap into the world of 3D printing. Prior to, I had heard about 3D printers and was intrigued by the prospects of such a futuristic device, but was deterred by cost, mostly. It wasn’t until a couple buddies at work had mentioned their interest in 3D printing and who eventually […]

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