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Andrew Coy

Sugar Cane

useful for more than just sugar

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Apparently, sugar cane is pretty useful. The folks at LEGO, who have been spending a lot of money ($150 million specifically to create a sustainable materials center, for example) to explore new less environmentally costly to make Lego bricks, have developed a technique for using the plant to make their bricks. Just this month they . . .

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March 04, 2018

When the Wind Blows

Sleep Through Story Weather

It is really really windy in Baltimore today.

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This wind is no joke and has caused serious damage and even deaths.

While there are certainly some storms you can't be prepared for, thinking about wind storms reminded me of a story I heard a long time ago about a farm-hand who said he could sleep when the wind blows. With a little bit of . . .

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March 03, 2018

Office View

Perks of Working Remote

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Today, I enjoyed one perk compliments of my current nomadic lifestyle. My wife has been wanting our oldest to learn how to ski and since learning from one's own parent often seems to be more complicated than learning from someone else, my daughter played hooky from school today so she could take all-day ski lessons. I spent the . . .

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March 01, 2018

Exposed Wiring & Controls

Unnamed Contractor

To truly appreciate something, sometimes you just have to look at a situation through a different lens. It is amazing what a bit of form and structure can do.

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And so of course, a couple of weeks later it was in need of a new placard:

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Source: https://twitter.com/malboury/status/968163458679263238

What about the world around you would be . . .

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March 01, 2018

Who are your heroes?

Permission to Be Inspired

Who are your heroes?

Who are those who inspire you to work harder? do better? become more?

While I recognized that heroes obviously aren't perfect, I look for those who are multi-dimensional heroes – not just those who can demonstrate brilliance in one instance or in one spotlight.

David Brooks writes about one in his column from last . . .

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February 27, 2018

Upgrade Your Defenses

Password ≠ Strong Password

Today's post is simply a public service announcement that you should not use the same password for different sites. It just isn't a good idea. If you are like me, however, you probably have been doing that for more sites than you care to list. Courtesy of the Verge, however, here is a 5-minute primer on why and how you should . . .

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February 26, 2018

Book of Blessings

“How have I seen the hand of God today?”

After church today I went to visit with a family from the congregation. We read from a recent article written by President Henry Eyring, titled "Always Remember Him". The piece is short but makes three clear points about faith and observances, inviting us to "Remember Jesus Christ", "Remember What You Need to Do Better", and "Remember the . . .

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February 26, 2018

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