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Hi I'm Bob

I grew up in Connecticut. I design business software. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the lucky husband of a sweet wife and the father of five precious children (another on the way). I love teaching them, and helping them grow up to be good and happy people. I like to make beautiful things, like remodeled bathrooms, useful software, pencil drawings, a good move on the basketball court, a garden, a musical arrangement, a lasting friendship, or a smile. As much or more, I love to see the beauty that others create.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to two humble and faithful Latter Day Saints who taught me their faith from birth. At the same time, when I began to ponder the hard questions of life myself, they taught and encouraged me to find my own witness. Twice in my life that witness has come in profound and deeply personal ways, but most of the time is has come more slowly, through small experiences that deepen my understanding and strengthen my faith. There is still much I do not know, but I find great peace in my own witness of the most important things -- that God is my Father in heaven, that Jesus Christ is his son and the Savior of the world, that they live and love me, that prophets in all ages have declared these precious truths for our benefit, and that God has called prophets in our day to do the same. The spirit of God has whispered to me countless times that all these things are true.

How I live my faith

My faith touches every area of my life, from my marriage, to how we raise our children, to how I interact with neighbors, co-workers, and total strangers, to the books I read and hobbies I pursue in my spare time. Everything seems to be influenced in some way by the light of the gospel. It makes some things far more important to me, and others fade into unimportance. The last few years I've participated in our local congregation as the organist and as a home teacher assigned with a companion to watch over a few families and visit them in their home each month. I've had a few other assignments along the way too, but all have been a blessing to me as opportunities both to learn and to serve. There are countless ways one could serve all over the world, but I find particular joy serving so close to home.