Personal News.

I’m on spring break this week. It’s exciting! My brother’s going to be in town, so it should be a fun time. I want to go check out this new climbing gym near our house. It’s been awhile since I’ve done any climbing, but I’ve enjoyed the climbing I’ve done in the past. It would be great if we end up liking it, because it’s right down the street. 

I have a job for the summer. I’ll be working at a camp in Argyle for children and adults with special needs (both physical and mental disabilities). The camp has a small horse program, so I’ll be working as a counselor and helping run the horse program. It should be a ton of fun and a great learning experience. I’ve met the two assistant camp directors and they’re great. I’m really excited about it. 

Mom and I went and heard Greg Mortenson speak about a week ago. It was incredibly impressive to get to hear him actually speak live and hear from him about Pakistan and Afghanistan and what he has been doing since Three Cups of Tea was published. By the way, if you haven’t read Three Cups of Tea, you need to. 

I’ve been working on a new website that is a library (of sorts) of natural horsemanship (well, mostly parelli at this point) videos. There are tons of good videos on youtube of people playing with their horses. However, it’s hard to find things because people don’t properly tag and describe their videos, and you have to sort through all sorts of unrelated videos. The site is based off wordpress because I continue to be impressed by the design and flexiblility of wordpress. I have done a bit of tweaking of the wordpress theme I’m using and of some of the several dozen plugins I’m using. I’m getting better at working with and editing php files, although at some point I need to sit down and actually learn php, as I’d probably be able to write better code (and maybe some of my own plugins).

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