Steve's Blog

I try to use this blog to record something about my life everyday.

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Name: Steve Brown
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

On December 31, 2007 I left my job with Sprint/Embarq where I worked as a Software Engineer for 15 years at the Sprint Campus in Kansas City. In January 2008 Mary and I started Steve Brown Ministries and started traveling the United States broadcasting "Live Video" of Revivals, Bible Conferences, Mission Conferences, and other Special Services. Mary and I enjoy serving the Lord Jesus Christ and traveling to churches as we minister through We are very pleased that our ministry is endorsed and we are sent out of our home church at Heritage Baptist Temple in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Friday, March 31, 2006

Placing the Control Flags at Kill Creek

This morning I met Dick and Nancy Neuburger at Kill Creek Park to hang 50 flags around the park for tommorrows orienteering event. Afterwards we went to a neat little pizza buffet in Desota, Kansas for lunch.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Still Working on Kill Creek Event

I spent the evening working on all the things for the Kill Creek event this Saturday.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Kill Creek Preparations

I am really stressed out about the Kill Creek meet Saturday. I spent the evening getting ready. Tweaking the map, adjusting the courses and working on the scoring program.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Still Celebrating 60 Years

Today the gang at Sprint took me out to the Indian Buffet on Antioch for lunch. I drove the gang in our new KIA.

Monday, March 27, 2006

60 Years

Today I turned 60 years old. It sure seems like I ought to be about 40. I don't understand where the years went. Mary treated me to an Ultimate Feast at Red Lobster this evening. We enjoyed the dinner hour with Rob and Rachel.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Return Home From Grafton, IL

We got up this morning and cached around Alton and Grafton, IL. We crossed the ferry at Grafton and headed home about 2:00 p.m. We got home about 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

First Place In The 50 Plus Category

This morning We got up at 4:45 a.m. and headed to park in Grafton, Illinois for the annual MOGA (Midwest Open Geocaching Adventure) event. They fed us a nice breakfast and we all started at 8:00 a.m. for a 3 hour individual competition. Somehow I was very lucky and found 13 caches to put into first place for the 50 and older category. I was pretty much shot for the rest of the day. I think we ended the day with 18 caches.

Friday, March 24, 2006

Caching to St. Louis

This morning we got up and started caching in Kingdom City. We cached hard all day through St. Louis and on to Alton, Illinois when we checked into the Days Inn. We had our first taste of MOGA when we atteded the Cracker Barrel late this evening. We ended the day with 31 caches.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Caching to Kingdom City, Missouri

This evening I got off work a little early and we grabbed 7 caches on our way to MOGA in Grafton, Illinois. We met Brian and Carlin in Columbia for dinner at Ruby Tuesday's and then drove on to Kingdom City and spent the night in the Comfort Inn.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

MOGA Saturaday and No Exercise

I thought I would get some extra walking in this week but as of this evening I have not walked any this week. The weather has been too cold and wet. I hope I make it through the MOGA (Midwest Open Geocaching Adventure) this Saturday.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

No Snow Again

The weather man said we were going to get a lot of snow today. It did not happen. We did get a little snow and it was snowing a little this evening when we went out with Robby and Rachel to eat dinner.

Monday, March 20, 2006

The Snow Did Not Come

We thought we were going to get a lot of snow today but it never came.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Caching With CCCooperAgency

We covered a lot of miles caching today in Maryville, St. Joseph, Atchinson, and Lansing. We made it to the CiCi Cooper event an hour late. Most folks were still there and we had a good time visiting with fellow geocachers. After the event we had the previledge of going caching with Lynn of CCCooperAgency. She is a real geocaching celebrity.

Orienteering at Longview

We spent most of the day helping with the orienteering event at Longview. When we go away about 3:30 p.m. we went caching and was out until about 9:00 p.m. Our last cache was in Richmond, Missouri. Very difficult with a flashlight in the dead of night.

Friday, March 17, 2006

Caching West of Kansas City

This afternoon we went west to Topeka and beyound caching.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Another Day of Grave Hopping

Mary spent the day searching for graves for the grave hopping event in October.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Malaysian Food

Today I drove the van and took our team to a Malaysian Restaurant. One of our co-workers from Malaysia led the way helped us order. We really enjoyed the meal.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Grave Hop

Mary spent the day working on the geocaching Grave Hop scheduled for October 14th. We enjoyed a nice dinner at Ruby Tuesday's and a nice quite evening at home.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Finished up the Kill Creek Map

I made the finishing touches to the Kill Creek Map and the courses for April 1st.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Geocaching in Chanute, Kansas

This afternoon we went caching down I-35 south to Emporia. After cleaning up all the caches on I-35 we headed to Chanute for 3 more. It was stormy and raining hard on us before we got home about 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Another Day at Kill Creek Park

This morning we went back to Kill Creek park to finish hanging the flagging for the April 1st orienteering event. This afternoon we cleaned up all the caches in Lawrence, Kansas and then met Brian and Carlin for Dinner in Belton, Missouri. We went with them to do a night cache and got home about 9:00 p.m. I had the first tick bite of the season today.

Friday, March 10, 2006

First Tick of the Season

After working until 3:00 a.m. this morning with the AIX upgrade on our Gardner, Kansas server I headed to Kill Creek today to hang some more flagging for the the orienteering event on April 1st. I flicked the first tick of the season off my arm today.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

AIX Upgrade at Work Tonight

I have to work tonight to help with an upgrade on our Gardner, Kansas server tonight.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Course Setting for Kill Creek

I'm doing the final touches to the Kill Creek map tonight.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

OCAD Mapping for Kill Creek

I spent some time this evening working on the Kill Creek map getting ready for the orienteering event on April 1st.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Three Mile Walk

I guess the biggest event I recall today was our routine noon hour 3 mile walk around the six ponds at Southlakes. Seemed like we walked a little slower than normal today but it was a very enjoyable walk.

This evening I worked on my Kill Creek map getting ready for the orienteering event on April 1st.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Geocaching Around Town

This afternoon we decided to catch up some of the new caches around town. We cached hard all afteroon and found 13 caches. After caching we met up with our friends Brian and Carlin in Liberty and enjoyed a great meal together.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

ROGAINE Event at Fleming Park

ROGAINE - Rugged Outdoor Group Activity Involving Navagation & Endurance

This morning Mary and I were at Fleming Park by 7:00 a.m. to help register the folks that started at 8:00 a.m. on an all day run around the the lake. There were about 30 folks who completed the course at 4:00 p.m. this evening. You can see the results here: PTOC Results

Friday, March 03, 2006

Worked Nearly All Night

I had to help with an AIX upgrade on one of our computers at work last night and I did not get off the call until 3:00 a.m. this morning. Then at 7:00 a.m. I got woke with problems on that computer. That took another hours to resolve. I spent a very sleepy day trying to get my scoring program ready for the orienteering event in the morning.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Coding for Orienteering Event

After looking at how Saturday's orienteering event is set up I figured I had some coding to do on my scoring program. Saturday's event is really set up as three individual events and my program is only good for 1 event per day. Now what am I going to do.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Another Trip to Fleming Park

We worked until dark again vetting the orienteering course. It just didn't seem right not being able to count my steps and see how far I had walked. I miss my pedometer.

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