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Going Back To College & Making Some Furniture

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Blog entry by Michael J. Moore posted 08-22-2011 08:27 PM 768 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I’ve decided to head back to school. It’s hard to believe that it was two kids ago since I last stepped foot into a class room. My major is Building Construction/Construction Management and I will be taking all the courses that make up the Cabinet Making Certificate as well since most of them fit into my electives.

I had the privilege of attending the Furniture Making course at Salt Lake Community College for two days right before I dropped out for a few years. The course just happens to be taught by Chris Gochnour from Fine Woodworking. The word is he taught the Cabinet Making course last year and I’m hoping I get some time to pick his brain a bit.

My recent endeavor in Guitar & Amp making has come to a temporary halt while I finish up my Associates Degree and maybe Bachelors if I have the ability to. Weber State University has a direct transfer program for the degree and it’s called Construction Management Technology .

Finally, my two oldest boys, Elliott (7yrs) & Ian (5yrs today), started school today. They are in the Utah Chinese Elementary Immersion Program. This will be Elliott’s 3rd year (2nd grade) and Ian’s first year (kindergarten). I am stoked they get the opportunity to be apart of the program. It’s pretty neat to hear your kids speak another language. It seems like everyone I know from outside the USA speaks more than one language and we thought it would be a helpful thing to know since China has the largest population of people on Earth at 1/3. Not to mention they are the largest single holder of US debt. Haha.

That is all for now.

-- Michael Jos Moore | Farmington, UT



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#1 posted 08-22-2011 08:41 PM

Michael, I hope that all of your plans go well for you and your family.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 08-22-2011 08:48 PM

glad to see you’re following you dreams—that takes guts! best of luck to you.

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#3 posted 08-31-2011 09:31 PM

Thanks!

-- Michael Jos Moore | Farmington, UT

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#4 posted 08-31-2011 09:37 PM

Man, you got a lot of great stuff going on right now. Congratulations on making this move. It’s a lot easier to just talk about. My hat’s off to you.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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