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Moses & Elijah Graduating From High School

Our son's Moses and Elijah are both graduating from high school this week. Candice and I homeschooled the boys all the way through. Moses started his journey of becoming a software engineer when he was 8, and has already started his career and is building a few software startups with me. Elijah developed a love for video production several years ago and has also already started his career in the field. Both boys plan on staying in Roseburg to live and work. Moses, Elijah, we are very proud of you both and are excited to see you launch into this next season of life! To all our friends, family...

Family Time On the Oregon Coast

This last week, our family headed over to Depoe Bay on the Oregon Coast. Our family has been meeting there to hang out together for decades, so it's a really special place for us. It's an incredibly beautiful part of the Oregon Coast and is a great spot to watch whales, seals, and Bald Eagles hunting along the shores. The weather was very mixed on this trip, going from very nice to very stormy, so we were a bit limited in our activities this time. We'll be back for more adventures along the Oregon Coast in future videos. Here are some of the places we went to. Fogerty Beach: https://statepar...

Building a Snow Fort in 12 Feet of Snow at Crater Lake National Park

The boys and I had quite the adventure the other day digging a big snow fort up at Crater Lake National Park. We made a video of our adventure. Be sure to watch until the end :) https://youtu.be/UQSbXsKHics

The Importance of Starting Each Day Well

For the past month or so, a portion of my lawn has been slowly turning brown and a few small patches even dying. I’ve been putting a lot of work into having a nice green lawn for the kids to enjoy over the summer so it’s been very frustrating to watch. I started watering the lawn a second time later in the day because it was acting like it wasn’t getting enough water, but that still wasn’t doing the trick. I fertilized it, put grub killer on it, and spent far too much time racking my brain as to why the grass hasn’t been flourishing. This morning, Elijah told me that when he went to adjust ...

It takes life energy to pay off debts. A country that just continually gets in more debt and doesn’t even try to live within its means is a country that is ok with stealing the life of future generations to pay their debts for them. Why don’t politicians balance the budget? They are cowards that don’t care about the future generations. They only care about getting re-elected. We have somewhere between 12 and 15 years before all Social Security money is gone. The debt payments in a decade are going to be so massive, they will swallow up all entitlement spending at which point there wi...

The US is in a debt spiral. The federal budget deficit in 2023 could go over 2 trillion dollars and it's rapidly accelerating. There are basically two ways out for the US. Hard default on our debts or print money like crazy and buy our own debt, leading to significant inflation or worse. We almost certainly will go the path of printing. Sensing the gravity of the situation, other countries around the world are starting to distance themselves from the US dollar as it's on the path to debasement. Things to watch are oil and gas and other commodities around the world being traded in currencies...

Nostr is a censorship resistant communication protocol. New iterations of social networks will be built on top of it and already have been. You will hear a lot more about Nostr in the years to come. Damus is the best iOS app for Nostr. Just don’t go to the global feed.  https://damus.io/ Nostr stats: https://nostr.band/stats.html To learn more: https://nostr.how/ You can find me at: npub1w9fty2lc7szxphqm78rhwvtal8pj6xt5mukdmdcpyg6tnf9ksfwquqzy6t meme by npub1j9m7uyf9225fapvx3p37q4mqzd7yegvqx8jf4rwh3xxlvsa4n22slf69fz

The Predictions Were Wrong, AI Will Disrupt Blue Collar Jobs Last

For the past 5-10 years, there have been a lot of predictions about how new technology and Artificial Intelligence would do away with blue collar jobs first. Those predictions were wrong, and it now looks like white collar jobs and even even some creative jobs will be the first to be disrupted. Sam Altman, the CEO of OpenAI spoke about how wrong people’s predictions have been in a recent interview with Reid Hoffman. “I think it’s interesting that if you ask people 10 years ago about how AI was going to have an impact, with a lot of confidence from most people, you would’ve heard, first,...

We are going to live with very high inflation or another great depression. Those are the options going forward. Reminder that the Fed is worthless and created this monstrosity with the enablement of our politicians the last several decades.