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My Story

Internet Identification and Authentication

A brief look at knowing who you are talking to on the Internet A few years ago, free email service providers such as Hotmail and Yahoo! demonstrated to the world a new form of communication.  Along with the ease of creating an online account, protecting a user’s privacy and concealing one’s identity, a new realm of security and authentication concerns surfaced. President Clinton signed the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act on June 30, 2000, giving electronically signed documents the same legal validity as a traditional…

Photography Wish List

I created a wish list of dream photography equipment. I’m just being silly, on the most part, but you never know when someone might stumble upon this website and feel generous. They call it a wish list for a reason. I put the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV on there because it’s a top-of-the-line camera from Canon. I have some EF lenses that will fit the camera. However, two very wonderful lenses are on this wish list for a variety of purposes, such as landscape (Canon 8-15mm f/4L)…

Picture It.

Picture it. 2021. The pandemic is over, and humans can once again return to the surface of the earth. (No, this isn’t 12 Monkeys.) What’s the one hobby you’re dying to get back to? Mine is photography. Specifically, plane photography. I enjoy spending hours at the local airport capturing images of planes as they come and go on the runway. It’s a hobby, and there are plenty of others that enjoy it, too! There are several groups on social media that bring together hobbyist and professional photographers alike….

Got Ink?

I have a lot of tattoos. My arms, hands, chest, and stomach are covered. If you’re counting, I’ve had 51 hours of tattoo work. Barely a beginning compared to the magnitude of work that could be done. Several tattoos are inspired by Linkin Park, including an outline of one of Chester’s wrist flames on my wrist. However, one of my favorite pieces comes from the Linkin Park music video Castle of Glass. At 3:40 into the video, there’s a worn and tattered baseball cap with frog bones on…

Time to Tell My Story

There’s a sensitive topic I haven’t talked much about over the past three years. I cannot say it is a great topic to discuss, so I’ll be direct. On July 20, 2017, Chester Bennington, from the band Linkin Park, died by suicide. This event had a profound impact on me, as it did on millions of fans around the globe. Each story is unique, and I have decided to tell my own story. I graduated with a Master of Education degree in Youth Development Leadership from the University…