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"We Teach Them to Drive"

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"How the Internet is like a Small Town"
...Twitter is coffee shop of the world... the whole world can now know about the good or bad thing you did just like it's always happened at the small town coffee shop.

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About Cody


This site is just my spot on the internet...

I love conversation and having a place to lay out conversation starters was the driving force behind me launching a blog in Feb of 2008.

  • I talk about what I want to talk about.
  • I welcome requests to write a guest post... just contact me however you want. (start here)
  • I share some private stuff, some political thoughts, some business stuff and some random stupid stuff.
  • I welcome any kind of interaction with you... I also hold the right to deem you a jackass and not interact with you... it's my blog. But know this... disagreeing with me doesn't make you wrong in my opinion and I truly strive to stay open-minded... I like discussion because I admit I don't know everything.
  • I am not an expert or a guru at anything. But I think I can add to a conversation on several subjects and I want to learn more.
  • Yes I promote some of the things I do to pay the bills. Cause.. I got bills. I don't do it much.
  • Yes I run some ads on the site... I have to at least have a pipe dream reason to give my wife as to why I spend some much time in the middle of the night on my blog.
  • Thanks for stopping by.

About Cody

This was written by my Mother... so, there you go... (Thanks Mom)
 Cody is an only child of Dick Heitschmidt and Pam Lyle. He lived in Hutchinson, Kansas until he was 19 years old. His childhood was filled with family vacations, hunting with his dad, playing basketball, times at the cabin lakehouse with his grandparents, church activities and always surrounded by a variety of friends.  He was blessed to live in the same community with both maternal and paternal grandparents and spent a great deal of time with both.
 Military Career
  United States Marine Corps 1994 - 1998.  Spent time as a Point Man, Radio Operator, Team Leader and Sniper in a Marine Recon Team.  
 After leaving the military and returning to Hutchinson, Kansas, Cody did a short but enjoyable time with Koch Industries, leaving to develop and build H&R Outfitters, a hunting guide/outfitting business. In 2003, he teamed up with his wife, Tamara, in her business LogicMaze, LLC. Web Designs and Small Business Marketing to do Sales and Business Development.  Together they grew the business and sold it to regional media corporation in December, 2008.  
Cody has spoke and consulted businesses and organizations on the uses of digital communications to spread their message since 2003 and continues to do so today.
Worldwide Conversation
Cody truly enjoys discussing anything and everything with anyone and everyone. Just check him on twitter: Codyks - he will be there to talk.
Community Involvement
 Cody was one of the original committee members in the development of the Young Professionals Organization in Reno county that has now grown to over 250 members; he was also instrumental in the marketing and publicity of organizing the first "Third Thursdays" that are now a popular event in the downtown area of Hutchinson; he served on the Boys and Girls Club Board, Hutchinson College Advisory Boards, Hutchinson Convention and Visitors Advisory Board. He enjoys being a "Big" for Big Brothers and Big Sisters. He's true sense of love for his community is one of his main driving factors in life. 
 Last, but not least, the very most important thing in Cody's life - his family.  Cody married his best friend from high school in 1995, who is his very best friend in life - Tamara (West) Heitschmidt.  Baylee Raner, their daughter, was born in May, 1997, bringing them to the decision to move from San Diego, California back to family at Hutchinson, Kansas.  She's been the joy of his life - everything a daughter can be, beautiful, smart, kind, athletic and just a "daddy's girl."  Two years later, Chance James, came along and their life is just, well, pretty perfect.  Chance likes to hunt, loves football, basketball, top student, very kind, just a great kid.  Cody's hobbies?  Well, you just read them, Tamara, Baylee, Chance - anything that involves the four of them - work, soccer, volleyball, coaching football, coaching basketball, hunting, again, anything that the family can do together. 

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