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Andrew Coy

Rob and Cheat

Eroded Trust

There are serious issues within the Baltimore Police Department that have been coming to light over the past few weeks. Communities throughout the city have voiced deep frustration and mistrust for a number of years now but "the cost of Baltimore police corruption grows" higher and faster as the list of offenses are becoming public. 

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February 10, 2018

Behave Like an Adult

Thank You John Perry Barlow

This week, Internet Pioneer and the founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), John Perry Barlow passed away quietly in his sleep at the age of 70.  Silvrback blog image

Forty years ago, John Perry Barlow wrote 25 points that he aspired to live up to:

  1. Be patient. No matter what.
  2. Don't badmouth: Assign responsibility, not blame. Say nothing . . .

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February 09, 2018

Without Water

Crisis in Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa is staring at a disaster happening slow-motion. "Day Zero", as it is being called, is the day that tap water will be turned off at the source for most of the city's 4,000,000 residents.

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There are a host of reasons contributing to this moment in time, including "a combination of poor planning, three years of drought . . .

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February 09, 2018

The Whole World

What Would You Give?

I've been reading more recently. As part of the new year, I even have a goal to read all of the standard works (New Testament, Old Testament, Book of Mormon, and Doctrine and Covenants).

Silvrback blog image This week, I've been reading through the Gospel According to St. Mark where I paused to think about the question: "Or what shall a man give in exchange for . . .

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February 07, 2018

Falcon Heavy

SpaceX for the Win

In case you missed it somehow for some (hopefully good) reason, SpaceX launched their test Falcon Heavy rocket. The 230 ft tall rocket has the thrust capacity to launch a fully-loaded "737 jetliner loaded with passengers, crew, luggage and fuel" but in a funny and brilliant play, launched a test mass that consisted of Elon Musk's Tesla . . .

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February 06, 2018

Before Sunrise; After Sunset

Double Workout

I woke up this morning 2 minutes before my 4 am alarm would have gone off. According to my Strava, it has been since the 1st of December that I was out riding in the 5 o'clock hour and the 9th of November that I was riding in the 4 o'clock hour. Either ice, sickness, or travel (or all three) have kept me from the early morning workouts. . . .

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February 05, 2018

Practicing Gratitude

An Exercise in Remembrance

Everyone has something (lots of somethings) to be grateful for. Practicing gratitude is merely an exercise in remembrance.

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What you choose to actively call back from memory, and how often you intentionally go through this process, has a direct impact on the trajectory of your life. As I wrote about last Sunday, the heart of my . . .

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February 04, 2018

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