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Summer In Death Valley: Very Summery

My friend Tyler and I just arrived in Page, AZ (home of the Horseshoe Bend) after a long drive from Death Valley. Death Valley is a low valley in the northern Mojave desert just east of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Unlike many of the National Parks in the United States, Death Valley is remarkable more »

Travel Map: Globe Edition

I’ve previously written about my travels and goals to see each of the fifty United States. I’ve developed a travel map that documents my travels within the country. The map can be easily reused by creating your own spreadsheet and saving it off as a .tsv. I’ve not made the same gesture for international travel. more »

Restoring Sandy: Stephen’s Dilapidated Canoe

My friend Stephen left his canoe at my house after he moved away from downtown. His canoe, Sandy, laid under our front porch for almost three years, occasionally being taken out by me on a date or two :). In preparation to move from my house, I wanted to restore the canoe before returning it. more »

Health Goals: 2018

I turned 26 in February. At my 25th birthday, I expected to have a bit of a quarter-life crisis, and that never really came. However on the first anniversary of my expected quarter-life crisis, I’ve been thinking a lot about what’s important to me. One of my recurring thoughts relates to health. I thought I more »

2017: Year In Review

Year In Review As 2017 closes down, I’d like to reflect on the events of the past year. I visited New England for the first time, changed roles at work, suffered a fairly serious head injury (and recovered), crossed a few items off my bucket list and made countless other memories. Happenings Activities Canoe and more »

In God We Trust; All Others Bring Data

One of my responsibilities in producing software at Epic is planning for projects. This involves considering: Man-hours required to complete a given project spread across stages of design, development, code review and testing A projected deadline based on the project’s scope and number of full time employees This is not something that my company has more »

Most Popular Baby Names

My cousin Justin and his wife Missy recently gave birth to an adorable 7lb 11oz baby Gradyn Chase Games. He is the first of my cousins to have a child and I’m super excited for him. The name Gradyn (or Grady as they intend to call him) seemed particularly unique to me and got me more »

Veteran Affairs Signs Epic Scheduling

The election of our new President, Donald Trump, has greatly impacted the day-to-day life at work for my team and I. Once-sidelined plans for the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) to contract with Epic to support their Medical Appointment Scheduling System (MASS) were placed back on the table in February 2017 when the new Secretary more »

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