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Joining Alley

I’m thrilled to announce that this week I’ll be joining Alley Interactive as the Director of WordPress Software Development. I’ve been a big fan of the work this talented team has produced over their impressive 10 year history and look forward to the opportunity to join in and learn from this group of people. Even […]

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Becoming Human

At the end of this week I’ll say goodbye to my Washington University crew to begin a new adventure as a Senior WordPress Engineer for Human Made. Working in the shadow of Brookings Hall for the past six years has been an absolute privilege. I’ve been fortunate to work on projects that have been both professionally and personally fulfilling. […]

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My Favorite Albums and Books in 2016

Another year is almost over, but not before recounting some of the best things I listened to and read this year. Favorite Albums of 2016 Why albums and not songs? I’m not sure why, but I’ve always been more into albums than singles. I enjoy a full collection of songs from artists. Some things need not be […]

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Self-contradictory hungers

“I came into the world. Free by nature, in the image of God, I was nevertheless the prisoner of my own violence and my own selfishness, in the image of the world into which I was born. That world was the picture of Hell, full of men like myself, loving God, and yet hating him; […]

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Scratch That, Reverse It

“Maybe we should stop trying the devise the ideal methods to create the ideal person and just spend time with our kids because we love them and they’ll refuse to hang out with us pretty soon.” Source: Scratch That, Reverse It

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Coach Welker

I would guess that almost everyone has a favorite teacher—an individual who impacted their life in a profound way. I’ve been fortunate to have several such teachers, but today my thoughts are on one in particular. Jeff Welker was a high school history teacher and football coach. A man deeply dedicated to his profession and to the […]