About This Site and Brad Hepp

This Site

“A digital commonplace book” — the tagline of this blog — alludes to a concept Nicholas Carr writes about in his book “The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains.”

Since long before the Internet began rotting my brain (thanks, Mr. Carr), I have jotted down notes on little loose scraps of paper. Who hasn’t? Why not jot those notes down in a digital notepad? And since I build Web sites, why not jot them down in my own property? You never know when borrowed space (Facebook, Evernote, etc.) will disappear!

Who is Brad Hepp?

Here is a thumbnail sketch:

  • I was born in Mexico, where my parents were missionaries. There we had a great view of tall mountains on every side.
  • A perfectionist from youth, I hid a ruler at my desk to help me form letters in first grade.
  • Lousy at drawing, but wanting to express my vision, I latched on to photography.
  • In college, I majored in English and minored in French, Spanish, and History. In seminary, I studied biblical languages in preparation to be a Bible translator.
  • Having finished seminary, and halfway through an MA in Linguistics, I was hooked on AV production and graphics. I embraced the reality that this was my strongest interest.