Category Archives: Growth (Evidence of Life)

Unintended Consequences

A sudden departure in our department resulted in our System Administrators being left short-handed. For the most part, most departments in most organizations can tolerate short-term short-staffing. It generally means that activities can take a bit longer to complete, and … Continue reading

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What Does 2013 Hold for You?

I have had a great year. I realize that these past few years have been rough for a lot of people, and I have had a very untypical experience. I was able to transition seamlessly in 2011 from employment to … Continue reading

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I’m Not Mr. Tanner

“Mr. Martin Tanner of Dayton, Ohio made his Town Hall debut last night. He came well prepared, but unfortunately his presentation was not up to contemporary professional standards. His voice lacks the range of tonal color necessary to make it … Continue reading

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Is “Pro-Life” the same as “Anti-Abortion”?

We have allowed the press to define this debate, to the point where it is no longer a debate with an honest exchange of respected ideas, but a contentious verbal battle with no progress. Many who pompously title themselves “pro-life” … Continue reading

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My View on the Death Penalty

I have flip-flopped, or evolved, or changed, or grown regarding my opinion on the Death Penalty. Any of those terms is appropriate for what has occurred, and it is appropriate that this happens to people, whether they are computer technicians, … Continue reading

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Looking for the Right Map

For several years I have been trying to talk myself into doing something I really, really want to do: learn to write computer programs. I have always wanted to write computer programs. For my Millennial friends, this will take some … Continue reading

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Build It!

If you have a business, you DID build that. Here’s why. Oh, and while I’m at it, I’ll also explain why you have something that you DID build even if you “work for someone else.” Two words. Excellence. Integrity. Nobody … Continue reading

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A Greater Value

When is a loss more valuable than a win? I have spent this week with nine incredible young men, part of a much larger group of other incredible young men. I was supposed to be helping them have a good … Continue reading

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They Had a Shot

It is a rare thing for me to have an opinion on a sports-related topic. This topic, however, is much less sports-related and much more values-related. I am referring to the dismissal of Brandon Davies from the BYU Cougars for … Continue reading

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