I started my site in 2004 to write about web design, development, and my personal life. Most of my early entries are gone. (They were often based on old technology or something-or-other.) I write most-often for myself, to remember, but also with hope that someone else finds encouragement or help in what I write.

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Picking And Buying A Domain Name in 2018

The truth is, there are a lot of things to consider when you’re out to buy a new domain name. But in this article I’ll help you get through the process.

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Si, Si! Gracias, Gracias!

When I called my daughter to the dinner table, her response made me think about how I ought to approach God in my daily life.

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War of the Roaches – Part 1

As the poor creature spun around in circles on its way to a watery grave, I replayed the events in my head. I cannot be certain my report is accurate.

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Choosing a Mentor

My musical mentor helped me become a much better producer and musician than I would have been otherwise. He kept the important things in mind and helped me grow objectively over subjectively. Here’s how he did it.

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Dealey Plaza, 1963

When I was growing up I was always intrigued by conspiracy theory. In saying the words “conspiracy theory,” the first example that often comes to mind is the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy in Dealey Plaza. Well, that and the story of Roswell.

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Writing Strongly for a Better Article

In the past I’ve shied away from stating a strong opinion on my sites but about a year ago I read an article that changed my mind about it a little bit.

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How Twitter Helped My Writing Improve

How Twitter’s 140 character limit pushed me to write better.

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Sometimes innovation has a direct and obvious path, but it’s blocked by people with opinions and concerns. But what does that mean for innovators?

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The Best Photography Advice I Ever Received

In college, I watched a National Geographic photography video. I don’t remember everything about the video, but one piece of advice changed how I shoot.

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David Brooks is the owner of the small creative studio, Northward Compass, based out of Orlando, Florida. He writes electronic and ambient music as Light The Deep, and fantasy stories about a place called Elerien.

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