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BenEspen

Member since February 05, 2012

About BenEspen

I am nearly an Arizona native, having lived in Flagstaff, AZ for almost all of my life. I was born in Colorado, so I have spent my entire life in the Western United States. I currently live about an hour from the Grand Canyon, and have hiked it three times so far.

My wife and I were married in a pink gothic revival church in downtown Flagstaff. Yes, the church is pink, at least on the outside. It even has pink gargoyles.

My education is in physics and mathematics (Northern Arizona University, 2003), but I work as a medical device engineer. I have nine years of professional experience in the manufacture and design of medical devices. I am also interested in philosophy, particularly Thomist philosophy, with a focus on philosophy of nature and of statistics.

A fair summary of my interests can be gleaned from my reading log.

I served on the school board of San Francisco de Asís parish school in Flagstaff, AZ for four years, with a one year term as board chairman.

From April 2009 to April 2010, I was the secretary of the Dead Philosophers Society, the student society for distance students at Holy Apostles.

Unless some misspelling was involved in the past, Espen is Danish and means "Bear of the Gods". The name is a Danish form of the Old Norse name Asbjørn. In Scandanavian countries, Espen is a first name.

BenEspen (aka Benjamin Espen )

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Six Stupid Things Adults Believe About Spring Break - Taki's Magazine

More important than keeping your daughter off the pole.

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Beware of Stephen J. Gould - Less Wrong

Beware of Stephen J. Gould - Less Wrong

Not new but still important. Don't base your views of evolutionary biology on the work of Stephen J. Gould. A popular writer, but not one respected by his peers.

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2048

2048

A deceptively simply game. Extremely addicting.

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Frozen Bourbon Milk Punch

Frozen Bourbon Milk Punch

Just had one while traveling in New Orleans. So good.

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Wright’s Writing Corner–Guest Post from Best-selling Author Michael J. Sullivan | Welcome to Arhyalon

Wright’s Writing Corner–Guest Post from Best-selling Author Michael J. Sullivan | Welcome to Arhyalon

I've never been interested in being an author, but I do like learning about how people make a living.

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12 Old War Photographs You Won't Believe Aren't Photoshopped | Cracked.com

12 Old War Photographs You Won't Believe Aren't Photoshopped | Cracked.com

Sometimes reality looks weirder than if Fellini had directed “Raiders of the Lost Ark.”

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America's Newest Craft Beer Desination - Flagstaff, Arizona - American Craft Beer

America's Newest Craft Beer Desination - Flagstaff, Arizona - American Craft Beer

I'm of course partial, but we got some pretty good beers here.

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Saving Science Fiction from Strong Female Characters – Part 1 | John C. Wright's Journal

Saving Science Fiction from Strong Female Characters – Part 1 | John C. Wright's Journal

"Character is a hidden trait. Many a young man undertakes foolish risks and stupid dares, leaping from rooftops or riding bikes on railroad trestles, not from any self-destructive impulse, but because of a burning need to discover what his own character is. Is he a coward or not? He cannot ...

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Rocket Sled

Rocket Sled

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Top 13 Polar Super Vehicles from Antarctic

Top 13 Polar Super Vehicles from Antarctic

Fun Antarctic vehicles.

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Putin Wall Calendar by PutinWallCalendar

Putin Wall Calendar by PutinWallCalendar

The perfect Christmas present!

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