Being Offended vs. Taking Offense

...

of·fend·ed əˈfendəd/ adjective resentful or annoyed, typically as a result of a perceived insult. Whether its a flag, a religion, a dress, a political party, or something someone said or did (or perhaps didn’t say or do), a segment of our culture today is quick to “take offense” at something someone else did. Let’s clear…

Part 1: The Problem with Utah Politics

...

Politics: Poly, meaning many; Ticks, blood sucking bugs. Chapter 1: The Background I’ve always hated politics. In high school, one of my teachers offered an extra-credit assignment to write a letter to our Congressional Representative about an issue we’d been discussing, then report back with their response (if any). This was back in the days…

Gun Friends: Support Amazon March 1st, 2018!

...

The Leftists have called for a boycott of Amazon because of their relationship with the National Rifle Association. Let’s counter that boycott by buying something through Amazon on March 1st, 2018! Here are a few items you might want to pick up tomorrow. If you don’t see anything you like in this list, make sure…

URIs: The Anatomy of a Web Address

...

Background We often take for granted the ease at which we can retrieve “stuff” over the Internet. Recently, at work, I was asked what sounded like an easy enough question, but the answer was based upon multiple layers of prerequisite understanding. A simple question turned into a fairly lengthy explanation. Just in case that explanation…

My GEICO Horror Story: It feels like GEICO is punishing me for being the victim

...

Never trust a talking lizard trying to sell you insurance. To recap, while taking my wife on a date, parts from a tiny house being towed hit my brand new car. That should be a simple claim, right? Unfortunately, the party at fault has GEICO for their insurance. At first, everything seemed okay. Then it…