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Surviving The First Vermont Winter

The snow is melting. The ground is finally being revealed. I haven't seen grass (brown or green, dead or alive) in my yard since November. But I think we can safely say that we have survived our first winter in…

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Back to WordPress

For a while now, my blog has run on Jekyll. I like Jekyll. Jekyll is a "static site generator" which means that it is a piece of software that takes a bunch of files you set up and creates a…

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Churchless

A lot of people have left the church. I've entertained the idea many times myself. But I never really thought the church would leave me. Today, the United Methodist Church, in which I was baptized, grew up, ordained, and for…

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A Dream Job

There is no such thing as a perfect job. All jobs have their ups and downs. As I begin a job search, I'm really not thinking so much about the actual job as I am about the community and culture…

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Champion: A Football Playbook Manager

For my first Ruby on Rails project, I chose to build an app I called: Chamption: A Playbook Manager for Football Coaches. Champion allows a football coach to create a collection of playbooks, add plays to them, create opponents and…

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Making a CLI in Ruby

For my educational benefit and as part of the process at the Flatiron School, I recently wrote a CLI gem in Ruby. This was a great learning experience and a bit of challenge for a newbie like myself. That said,…

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Object Orientation and Ruby

Ruby is an object oriented programming language. When I was in college in the early 90s, OO was a peripheral subject. We learned about object oriented programming, but it was reagarded as a side show. There were special cases and…

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