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The Power of choice

2019-02-08 2 min read Social work Self Development Todd DeVries
Why do some people appear to thrive in the face of adversity? How is it that some of us rise above pain, abuse, or trauma? Questions like these both fascinate and challenge. Is there a formula which transforms a hurting and damaged soul into a powerful personality? The bad news: no. The good news: we have many examples of those who walk the path toward healing. We can choose to learn from their example! Continue reading

Written Testimony to Health and Welfare Committee

2019-02-07 2 min read
The following is my written testimony to Idaho’s Joint Legislative Health and Welfare committee for a hearing scheduled for February 8th, 2019. Good morning, My name is Todd DeVries, a resident of Idaho Falls. I appreciate the opportunity to share my thoughts with this joint committee and wish to add my voice to those supporting a clean implementation and full funding of Medicaid Expansion which was overwhelmingly passed by the voters last November 6. Continue reading

Switching Hosts to Netlify

2019-01-03 1 min read tech Todd DeVries
I am moving my web site from Fastmail’s file storage to Netlify’s hosting service. Fastmail is a great email provider, but access to their files through Webdav was painfully slow. Netlify looks to be much faster and feature rich. No changes expected in the short term, but will explore what this new hosting provider has to offer.

Tim and Theo in SLC

2018-12-27 1 min read Reflection
Visiting my brother in Salt Lake City Visiting Tim and Theo in Salt Lake City was a treat. Kathryn and I drove to Salt Lake City the day after Christmas and met them at a local Thai restaurant near Trolley Square. Dinner was unexceptional. We debouched from the restaurant for wine and cookies at our hotel. It was good seeing Tim and catching up on my brother’s and his son Theo’s activities. Continue reading
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