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Attended Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design
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I feel this generational conflict keenly. Everyone I work with is on the other side of the generation gap, and it's hard feeling like my opinions won't be respected because I'm young. But I do know a handful of older folks who've managed to retain a youthful outlook and who are adaptive to change. I treasure those people; they often have valuable things to add to our new ideas, if they don't dismiss them out of hand for being different.
 
The future isn't the problem, it's just a transition:
The Last of the Angry White Men And the Future of Tomorrow:
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There is a fascinating thing happening in our world today, in that we are in the middle of the transformation between the disconnected and…
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Dear Princess Celestia got translated into Russian! Really fun to see people from far away enjoying something I made.
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Truly awesome, brother James! In the words of the late musician, Prince, "Baby, you're a star!" :-D
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Things aren't going so well in the US of A. These folks have the best plan I've seen to fix the problem.
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What would life be like if we didn't need to work? What would we do with our time, and how would we ascribe value to our lives? This article explores the benefits of work in some depth and the problems that will need to be solved if it goes away.
For centuries, experts have predicted that machines would make workers obsolete. That moment may finally be arriving. Could that be a good thing?
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A favorite chapter from Young Wizards: Nita comes out to her parents as a wizard and shows them why wizardry is worth doing.
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The eternal question: How to fight against evil without becoming that which you hate?
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"Know your enemy well, for that is what you will become"

-- ancient Hebrew proverb (and a warning I always try to bear in mind)
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Changing minds takes time and persistence. We love stories where problems are solved and the world is changed in an afternoon, but that's usually not how it works. People change at their own pace.
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A writer uses her BA in journalism and her MA in media studies to reverse-engineer the news coverage around yesterday's Dallas shooting. This news coverage was designed to cover the story from a specific angle and convey a specific message. Journalism is storytelling, and the storyteller gets to decide what the moral of the story will be. This goes against people's expectations that news coverage will be neutral and expect them to make up their own minds.

Many tweets in this thread. Keep scrolling down.
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I'll never forget my tenth grade history teacher, Don McQueen, who told us that it was his job to teach us how to think critically and to process information -- not simply to memorize and regurgitate "facts". So many people just absorb what's presented, often because they were never taught to do otherwise.
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Russia is about to pass a law prohibiting Christians in Russia from talking to others about their faith outside of a church. If the bill passes, Russian Protestant Christians will be forbidden from talking with their children about God in their own homes unless they get a permit from the government.

All the bill needs now is Putin's signature. If things are working the way they usually do in Russia, Putin probably wrote this bill and the rest of the government is meekly following his lead.

Putin is a horrible person who uses his amazing charisma to obtain popular support for his tyrranical rule and oppression of minorities. Good thing we Americans would never elect anyone like that. ಠ_ಠ

This bill is using the threat of terrorism to help Russia's most popular religion (the Russian Orthodox Church) persecute a minority religion (Protestant Christianity). Pretty much like what Republican Protestants have been doing to Muslims in America, but much more so.
Evangelicals protest the law, which would severely limit where and how Christians share the gospel.
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This article uses Trump, Brexit, and a recent Facebook algorithm change as three perspectives on an international shift in people's attitude toward government and other large institutions.

The Facebook change will show people fewer articles from news sources and more from their Friends. I'm slightly worried that this will put people further into their bubbles, making it harder for them to find ideas that conflict with their own--but people usually just subscribe to news sources that they already agree with anyway, so it may not make a difference.

Also, pay close attention to the article's definition of "informed public". Richard Edelman, CEO of his communications strategy company, groups people into "informed publics" who "have a college degree, regularly consume news media, and are in the top 25 percent of household income for their age group in a given country)" and "mass population" (everyone else). In other words, he's taking the successful people and calling them "well-informed".
The trend helps explain Trump and Brexit. What’s next?
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The unique experience provided by group VR, combined with the investment required to achieve it, makes me think there might be an opportunity for computer gaming cafés to come 'round again for a while. It's a risky bet in a turbulent industry, but I'd be a customer.
 
Maybe we've already reached peak VR.
Four-player co-op with tactical, helm, engineering, or captain roles—the game is awesome.
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How It Should Have Ended re-casts a fairy tale.
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Graphic & Web Design
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Graphic design, computer geekery, storytelling.
Employment
  • My Father's World
    Designer & Web Developer, 2014 - present
  • US Air Force
    Senior Airman, 2006 - 2010
    Computer accountability, maintenance, and repair
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Currently
Rolla, MO
Previously
Denver, CO - Atlanta, GA - Sather Air Base, Baghdad - Tucson, AZ - Keesler AFB, Mississippi - Azusa, CA - St. Petersburg, Russia - Yakutsk, Russia - Khabarovsk, Russia - Boring, Oregon - Calgary, Alberta - Anchorage, AK - Virginia Beach, Virginia
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I believe in stories.
Introduction
I travel the world learning things and solving problems. Right now I'm doing web design for a Christian homeschooling company in Rolla.

In my free time, I read books, play games, and make cool stuff on my computer.
Bragging rights
Raised by missionaries in the depths of Siberia; fixed computers among the shining towers of St. Petersburg and the hellish wastelands of Baghdad; been shot at by terrorists with rockets more than once.
Education
  • Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design
    Graphic Design, 2010 - 2013
  • Community College of the Air Force
    Computer Information Systems, 2006 - 2010
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Delicious food and beautiful sunsets. Good service.
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Lovely hair salon. Friendly and talkative owner who knows what she's doing. Great service, great price.
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When I first moved in at Terra Village, the management was very difficult and unpleasant to deal with. Happily, those people are gone and the new management is quite gracious and pleasant. The rates there are fairly good. One thing I like about it is that instead of charging "pet rent" (increasing the monthly cost of your rent for as long as you live there), they just ask for a one-time "pet deposit". If you plan an extended stay, this can save lots of money. The grounds are kept up pretty well, but my neighbors were often noisy. I wish the office was open longer and that I could place outgoing mail in a local mailbox instead of going down to the post office. But they do nice things like deep-cleaning everyone's carpets periodically, publishing a little monthly newsletter, and sometimes asking for feedback from their tenants. Overall this is a fairly nice little apartment complex. The location is really convenient, five minutes away from the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design that I attended, and a similar distance from the lovely Sloan's Lake community. It's not a deluxe place to live, but the prices are really good, the location is great, and the service has some nice little perks that make this an enjoyable stay.
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Lovely little vet clinic. Spotlessly clean and well-lit, with friendly and professional staff. They took care of my pet reasonably quickly, and the price was fair. Very glad to have such a nice clinic convenient to my home in St. James.
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