Old Man Jam 2017

My college fraternity, the Alpha-Iota Chapter of Kappa Sigma, does a thing every year called the Old Man Jam. It is where a bunch of of alumni, usually 20-30, get together, rent a cabin in Gatlinburg, TN and watch the Super Bowl over a weekend. Last year was the first time I was invited to…

Bad Days

I believe that everyone has a set of bad days in their life. Those bad days are things like the death of someone close, maybe a day when someone is diagnosed with cancer, the day when a spouse walks out or divorce papers are served. You know the type of day. I may not have…

ChattanoogaMasons.com

Back in mid-December, I was wracking my brain about how I might contribute a little more to the local Masonic community and it occurred to me that I might be able to help in the same way I have helped other organizations I have been interested. With those other organizations, it was simply about creating…

Newly Elected

So, eight months and nine days after being initiated an Entered Apprentice Mason, I have been elected as the Junior Deacon of Harrison Lodge #114 F&AM. I sincerely hope that I am able to do the job well and also hope I am able to prepare well for the next step in the Lodge. In…

A Resounding Success

A week ago Saturday, our disaster recovery exercise concluded a day and a half early. This time, it was a complete and utter success. Thank goodness. There was fervent prayer, effective planning, solid engineering and flawless execution. I am wrapping up my week-off after the exercise and, for the first time in a while, I’m…

High hopes

So, this coming Monday, we begin our Fall 2016 disaster recovery exercise. We’re doing quite a few new and different things like VMware SRM and the like. The exercise will also be 160 hours straight, instead of 120. If everything goes as planned, we’ll be able to finish this thing at a nice and leisurely…

My Masonic Resume

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Love AWS, but…

A while back, I moved all of my websites over to Amazon Web Services (AWS). SO much faster and more responsive than my home web server. I’m glad I did it. However, I found through much trial and error that you absolutely must know what you are doing when creating a proper LAMP server. This…

Definitely Different

So, in case you haven’t been able to tell from my previous posts or my webpage, in general, I am from Tennessee. As such, I am from a Mason Lodge in Tennessee. Specifically, I am from Harrison Lodge #114 F&AM, Harrison, TN. Harrison is a relatively small, unincorporated part of the Chattanooga Metropolitan area. We…