• Forgotten Figures Episode 2 – Helmuth James Von Moltke

    Link to Letters to Freya: http://amzn.to/2tbvedQ On the eve of his execution, he wrote, “What the Third Reich is so terrified of is ultimately a private individual who has discussed the practical, ethical demands of Christianity.”

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  • Small Business Saturday – Emma Marie Photos

    Quick video highlighting the talents of instagram.com/emmamariephotos. Wonderful photographer who specializes in capturing weddings, engagements and families. Based in Albuquerque but travels for select projects. Be sure to check our her site at www.emmamariephotos.com or follow her on IG at instagram.com/emmamariephotos

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  • Screen Zombies? 5 Simple Ways to Restore the Light and Life In Your Kids Eyes

    Tired of your kids wasting the summer away staring into the abyss of their smart phone or tablet? Here are 5 simple suggestions which we have implemented this summer, which have gotten our kids off the couch and back to being real children.

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  • Forgotten Figures Episode 1 – Mies Van Der Rohe

    Stumbled across some old vlogs I did back in 2007 and remembered how much I enjoy video, so starting to YouTube some. Below if first in series I’m calling “Forgotten Figures” which highlights interesting and compelling people that have faded as time has passed.

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  • Life Goals, Squad Goals, Etc

    If you’re on social media at all, you know #LifeGoals and #SquadGoals make fairly frequent appearances in the content extravaganza that is the social web. The onslaught of pictures and text (usually glamour, success, or travel related) that accommodate these hashtags, has caused me, recently, to pause and articulate what my life goals are. I’ve known what they …

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  • A Question for #BlackLivesMatter: Which Ones?

    If there’s one thing that drives me crazy with news media, it’s their varying use of base scales to present data. Take for instance, this article on the homicide rate in America which uses a base scale of per 100,000 people. Compare it to this article on the abortion rate in America which uses a …

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  • My Statement of Purpose Letter to a Master of Data Science Program

    I recently applied to a Master of Data Science Program. Part of the application package required a “statement of purpose” letter. Below is what I submitted. My grandfather was an artist. I remember sitting in his studio as a five year old, intermittently marveling at the ever-evolving creation coming to life on his canvas, whilst …

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  • On Social Media

    I don’t like social media. It invades our privacy. It scatters our focus, diminishing our ability to think deeply and critically about issues. It’s narcissistic and often banal, frequently catering to the lowest moral common denominator. It’s rife with anger, propelling outrage culture to increasingly ridiculous heights. And yet, on some level, it seems necessary. …

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  • Confessions and Admonitions From a Former Mega Church Youth Pastor

    Hi there. I’m a former mega church youth pastor turned designer and entrepreneur. For nearly fifteen years now, I’ve pretty much hidden the fact I spent 7 years of my life working in full-time ministry: 5 of them at a 12,000 person mega-church. Why the silence? Well, on the one hand, I was fearful. Fearful …

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  • Artistic Analysis of All of MLB’s Home Runs in 2015

    I stumbled upon ESPN’s Home Run Tracker and the amazing work of Greg Rybarczyk a few weeks ago. I was blown away at Mr. Rybarczyk’s detailed tracking and am absolutely amazed that he’s been tracking the data for ten years. Inspired by the treasure trove of data, as well as requests from my oldest son …

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