We Wish You Well

My grandfather was a man with a kind smile.  He died before I made it to ten years old.  When I had kids of my own and visited grandma’s house I discovered his old reel-to-reel tape recorder and found a treasure of information on the old tapes.  While I don’t know what year this particular…

A Heritage to Follow

The Lucius Clark book is up on Amazon. It’s been really neat to find lessons in there that apply no matter what age the reader is.  I’ve enjoyed these stories as a teenager, and now as a parent.  My parents are finding parallels with his mission to theirs.  There seems to be something here for…

Idaho Character

For over a year I’ve been proud to be a part of one of the greatest teams you’ve probably never heard of. I work at the Boise Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS). There are 65 MEPS across the country and each one assess the aptitudes, physical capacity, and background history of the young men and…

I Run A Movie Server In My Car

I run a server out of my 2005 Volvo XC90.  2005 was not a year that Volvo thought of putting a server in the car.  So I’ve done the engineering work for them.  This solution lets kids use their own devices to choose their content.  That ability to choose allows them to feel more like they’re in control and less like they’re caged in the car.

The version in the video uses…

Improvised Living

In any army school you live in the barracks. Most folks don’t understand what a barracks room looks like. The quality of some barracks compared to others varies quite differently as well. To put it simply it’s somewhere between a prison cell, a motel room, and a dorm room. Someone smarter than I am can…