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About zyll9

Here are some topics that have recently interested me: ♥ The Enigma Machine ♦ Morse Code ♣ Fluorescent minerals ♠ The Long scale and the word milliard ♥ The 21 Spanish Missions of California and El Camino Real ♦ 3D Printing and browsing items on Thingiverse.com ♣ Le Mans and the 1955 winner, a Jaguar D-Type ♠ My huge King James Version Bible, which was printed at least before 1893 ♥ Hyperinflation paper money ♦ Silver certificates vs. United States Notes vs. Federal Reserve Notes ♣ Old Stereoscopic photographs and anaglyphs ♠ Pyramids, such as those at Giza in Egypt and at Teotihuacan in Mexico ♥ The special characters produced using ALT-Codes (ie., Alt 14 makes this: ♫) ♦ Old-style numerals written above and below the line by using Text Figures ♣ The long-s which looks like an "f" and went extinct around 1810. like "Congreß" ♠ How to play chess better, because I really suck at it ♥ Animated gifs of funny movie clips ♦ Archaeoastronomy ♣ Hiking the John Muir Trail ♠ Sighting comets ♥ My DIY Musicbox

A Plan for Future Blogging

I’ve started roaming YouTube for videos of anything I want to do but don’t quite know how to do.  I’ve found that there are videos how to do just about anything!  I love that people document how they do stuff … Continue reading

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Fourth Grade Mission Project

I describe visiting all 21 missions in California and making models of them with my children as they passed through 4th grade. Continue reading

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Researching Dreadnoughts for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Last year, my wife gave me a plastic model of the super-dreadnought USS Arizona (BB-39). For those of you who were educated in public school, the USS Arizona was attacked and sunk at battleship row in Pearl Harbor on December … Continue reading

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I Love the Commandments of God

This is a statement I struggle saying freely, because my heart and mind wants to rebel almost as soon as I think to say it!  To think that I was an atheist 20 years ago, yet I still struggle with … Continue reading

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MLM, Poker, and other violently emotional reactions

I admit that I have certain hot-button topics that make me squeamish and filled with dread and fear.  These topics fill me with turbulent emotions that make my stomach crawl.  A short list: Gory movies, esp. dismemberment, rape, or execution … Continue reading

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Father And Me: An Excerpt from my grandmother’s biography of her father

Father And Me I often sat at my father’s side in our little black buggy tugging at my stringy white hair, which mother always tucked behind my ears. Looking at my dirty, calloused feet, I wondered why they couldn’t be … Continue reading

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Rebuttal: AoM Podcast #126: Christianity, Masculinity, and Manly Maxims With Stephen Mansfield

This podcast started out hopeful, but as it progressed I felt that this discussion, while having a form of godliness, denied the power of Jesus Christ to save men’s souls. Like french fries without salt, we taste bland to the … Continue reading

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