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Lessons

Lessons From the Darkroom

I like photography a lot, and always have. I’ve always appreciated a well-done photograph and have devoted a few years of my life to learning how to compose, create, and finish a photograph just the way I want it. When I was a student at Pikes Peak Community College, almost all my time was spent […]

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Continuing Education

The Colorado Springs Police Department’s Citizen’s Academy

A few years ago, I signed up to attend the Citizen’s Academy that’s put on by the Colorado Springs Police Department. It’s an 11 week class that gives you, as a citizen, the opportunity to learn about how the Police Department is run, who runs it, and more. Some people had recently asked me about […]

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SCUBA Diving

SCUBA Diving in Key Largo, Florida

Late last year, I spent some time in Florida and drove all up and down the state, as far north as Orlando and as far south as Miami then Key Largo. I was on a whirlwind trip, and didn’t expect to have a lot of time, so I had originally planned on going diving in […]

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Commentary

Don’t Track Me, Bro! (The Delicate Balance of Free Content vs “Do Not Track”)

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Blog Post” _builder_version=”3.19.5″] We live in an age when just about everybody, everywhere, is getting online and becoming more and more connected each year. Social networks keep adding huge numbers of users, e-commerce is showing steady growth with potential for outpacing “traditional” brick-and-mortar sales, and entire businesses are being run solely on […]

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Videos

Hang Gliding at 3,000 Feet in Lake County, Florida

I recently took a trip to visit family in Florida to do some SCUBA diving, snorkeling, swimming, and other fun beach-type activities. What I didn’t know, though, was that just six miles down the road from where my parents live, is a fun hang gliding place. I had the chance to go, so my little […]

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About Me

Wow, I Didn’t Know You Sang!

I’m a pretty private person. People who know me might be aware of this, but I don’t think they have a clue just how private I am. You could say I’m “guarded,” and you could even mistake me for being “anti-social” at times. But I don’t really care what you call it—I just prefer to […]

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About Me

My Policy On Blog Comments

One of the most interesting aspects I’ve found about blogging (and the Internet in general) is the fact that people will comment on a particular blog post or article they read. I find it interesting because it’s only with the power of the Internet that you can actually have an interactive conversation like this. In […]

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People I've Met

When I Met Astronaut Charlie Duke

Today, I went to a luncheon and got to hear from General Charlie Duke, a former NASA Astronaut. He spent 71 hours on the surface of the moon with Apollo 16, and was the backup lunar pilot for Apollo 13. Funny enough, he’s also the one who infamously caught the German measles back in the […]

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Random

The Easiest Way To Make A Million Dollars

Of all the financial advice I’ve ever gotten in my life, one particular quote about money stands out more than any other. It wasn’t advice from a financial planner, or banker, or stock broker, either. It came from a plumber I know. The roughest, red-neckest plumber I’ve met. We were talking about money one day […]

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Random

Random Thoughts / A New Approach

I’ve used this blog over the past couple years to write down random thoughts from time to time, as well as much more involved, bigger pieces. I usually spend several hours doing research, taking screenshots, writing, rewriting, rewriting again, and then finally publishing a post. Of course, the problem with that is, you wait for […]