Most of the shadows in this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

About The Skipper:

A self-styled realistic optimist. I don't actually have a boat. I love my family, sports, long-sleeved shirts, food, and expensive hobbies that I can't afford. Email me at skipper[at]theboard[dot]byu[dot]edu!

Recent answered questions:

Dear 100 Hour Board Alumni, Roll call? -Lady Hermione — 1 votes
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Dear The Skipper, Are you leaving us? -Chancho — 19 votes
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So to my understanding there are two forms of making a subway tunnel: cut-and-cover and tunnel ... — 2 votes
Where's your favorite spot in the HBLL? -My Name Here — 2 votes
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I have a noticed a recent trend by Soulful Ginger, where she/he says "here, let me ... — 2 votes
Dear 100 Hour Board Writers, What is your favorite pasta shape? -Radiatori — 2 votes
My grandmother has been telling me ever since I was "yae high" (how do you spell ... — 1 votes
Pokémon Go? -My Name Here — 1 votes
I'm approaching 26 and I'm still not married. I know I'm not that old but my ... — 2 votes
I've had a major ideological shift within the last few years of being a student at ... — 7 votes
Let's just throw ethics out the window for a second. Can you avoid future parking tickets ... — 7 votes
Someone told me that if you return ANYTHING to Costco they can't resell it. Even if ... — 2 votes
Lights! Camera! Action! The World loves -- and I mean truly loves -- Princess Diana. She ... — 3 votes
I'm a Californian coming up to the Bear Lake area for about a week around the ... — 2 votes
I need to bounce this off an anonymous group of people, because if I asked any ... — 3 votes