Binary Carrots

Saturday, March 29th, 2003
This evening at the dinner table, Amy asked me what a byte was.  Knowing that she was not referring to the mouthful of vegetables I had just taken, and that I first needed to explain what a bit was, I quickly grabbed a handful of vegetables and began to teach the girls the binary system -- using peas and carrots for zeros and ones.  Working from there, I was able to tangibly demonstrate bits, nibbles and bytes.  
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It brought a whole new meaning to minding P's and C's.  Whoever said you couldn't learn something while playing with your food?

About my WeatherCam

Thursday, March 20th, 2003

One of the hobbies that I have enjoyed for many years is operating an Internet weather camera for our local community. This WeatherCam, located in Pine Mountain Club, California, is sponsored by ICA.COM, and provides real-time weather information and images of our mountain community. This site also contains links to time-lapse movies and other related links of interest.

PMC/Apache Saddle WeatherCam

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Home Education

Sunday, March 16th, 2003

My wife and I home educate our 4 daughters. We have set up this web site to be a place where we can share news and information about our homeschool activities as well as home education in general.

Visit the Mack Academy Web Site

Advice for Gatsby

Monday, March 10th, 2003
I am presently completing a course in American Literature, which I have found particularly interesting.  This is not your typical AM Lit course.  We are studying American Literature from a Christian Worldview and specifically, the influence that the Bible had (or did not have) on the writers and their works.
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For the past several days I have been in hiding as I work on the outline for my final paper.  My assignment is to write about F. Scott Fitzgerald's work: "The Great Gatsby," and how the wisdom literature of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes would relate to some of the character's dilemmas.

I'm tired and punchy, so here's a bit of my own advice for Gatsby on the consequences of sin:
"If a man is having a relationship with a woman who's husband is having a relationship with a woman who's husband owns a gas station and a gun, it would be unwise for the man to let the woman drive his car when she is not sober. He just might end up getting shot by her husband."

I guess that pretty well wraps up the moral of the story, huh?  Now, all I have to do is expand that to 8 pages, double-spaced.  I wonder if I can use 36 pt...