Welcome to the personal site of Shawn Whitten. I live in Springfield, Missouri, USA and am glad you came to visit.

This site has been up since 8/2014. I have many other responsibilities, but intend to spend a bit of time posting an update here once in awhile.

In addition, I am involved in other web sites. Here is a list of some addresses you might like to try. See what you think and let me know. I want to work on something that is worth my time.

3 Sep 2016

My dog Reagan

Submitted by Shawn Whitten

The best known pets are dogs.

Now there are many kinds of dogs. I have had a few of them over the past years, most of them have been mixed breed, one has been registered so was pure-breed.

I now have my favorite dog. It is a pure breed Irish Terrier. Her name is Reagan which is an Irish name that many of the females from that country have.

She was born in December 2014. Here she is a pup in February 2015.

27 May 2015

Maintaining Your Financial Picture

Submitted by Shawn Whitten

Hey everyone! I hope life is full of pleasantness for each of you.

Today's topic is finances: maintaining your families finances or your own financial picture. This is what I have been doing for the past few weeks. You see, I performed this very important function for our family for the first 20 years of marriage. When I had the year of hospital visits in 2008 (long stays, medium stays, short stays), my wife, Lori, took over. I am glad she did. Recently, she asked me to take over the responsibility.

12 Apr 2015

Ah. What do you know? I guess sometimes folks get buried and have to come up for air after a fashion. I am still alive after three months or so have transpired since my escapade that caused me to pause and verify what I should be doing.

If you came around, you would find that I have made progress on the master bedroom wing. No, it is not done. Yes, it is considerably more done than it was at the first of the year. The mud work in the master bedroom is done INCLUDING sanding! Wow.

29 Dec 2014

Who I Am

Submitted by Shawn Whitten

Hi. I am still around. I have wondered a bit the past couple of months who I really am and what should I be doing. There have been a few things that have cropped up in my life to make me wonder about this.

Briefly, I had expected to spend only one Monday morning in the attic, moving things that belong to our older three kids (aged 20-25). My intent was to put the stuff in separate stacks by ...

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