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2015 7/Jan

A short video explaining my understanding of how domain name system functions.  This set of protocols is essential for the internet addressing scheme based on IPV4 to work.

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2014 2/Aug

    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s decision to strip the Washington Redskins, a National Football League (NFL) team, of their registrations has created an atmosphere ripe for debate.  While the ruling has sparked conversations on the issue of racial slurs, the reactions of many white male Americans is concerning.  The recent controversy surrounding […]

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2014 20/Jul

Since as early as the 1950’s, when it was speculated that movie goers were subjected to subliminal messages, controversy has surrounded hidden messages within advertising (Beach, n.d.).  Although subliminal advertising has been made illegal, all advertising plays on the consciences as well as the unconscious.  Today’s advertisers are keenly aware of the use of the […]

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2014 23/May

The 2014 winter semester at North Central Michigan College marked my return to college after a twenty year absence.  My intention was to finish my photography/cinematography degree I abandoned in 1993.  My wife encouraged me to seek a grant to cover expenses.  The grant I received provided enough money not only to finish my previous […]

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2014 15/May

There are many influential people who come into a person’s life, but few who impact a person for a lifetime.  The one person who has impacted me more deeply than any other is Patty, my wife of twenty-seven years.  During our early years together, we were drawn closer by our search for something more.  Being […]

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2014 13/May

      My love of woodworking was inherited from my father and developed in Mr. Maynard’s junior high wood shop.  Both of these men taught me how to plan, design, construct and finish everything from birdhouses to tree forts.  Upon moving to northern Michigan, a co-worker introduced me to rustic woodworking.  The first piece […]

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2014 11/May

This essay was written in response to an article based on the following video by Charlene deGuzman entitled “I Forgot My Phone.”  You can view the video below and read the article at Disruptions: More Connected, Yet More Alone. Nick Bilton’s article, Disruptions: More Connected, Yet More Alone,from the September 1, 2013, New York Times’ […]

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2014 9/May

It is a rare occasion when an album is enjoyable from start to finish, play after play.  Jesus Freak by dcTalk is one of those albums.  Six tracks from this groundbreaking work reached number one on the Contemporary Christian Music chart.  It features an eclectic mix of genres, including hip-hop, rock, and spoken word.  Not […]

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