poetry + programming + puppetry + everything else
I’m a dedicated Mormon family man with wide ranging interests in religion, politics, history, science, nature, technology, education, language, and art.
An experienced web application engineer by profession, I’m formally educated in English literature and literary criticism with additional studies in physics and electronics.
On the side, I perform puppet-comedy shows, dabble in mime as time permits, and am learning beekeeping and how to farm using heirloom seeds.
As a conservative republican curmudgeon, I believe strongly that the U.S. Constitution should be interpreted through the natural rights philosophy of the Declaration of Independence and principles of limited government, liberty, responsibility, virtue, self-reliance, thrift, and self-control.
I was born and raised in the western United States. I have also lived in Santiago Chile and traveled in Puerto Rico, Italy, and Israel.
I have been blogging since 2004 and started Sixteen Small Stones in November of 2005. I often write about Mormon related subjects and sometimes post original poetry.