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No Man's Sky vs COVID-19

During this whole COVID-19-stay-at-home thing, one of the ways I've been keeping sane is going to for long drives and seeing areas around me that I haven't seen before. After nearly two months, I'm running out of places within an hour of me. Which is weird. I never thought I would literally run out of land to see while driving. As the weather warms up, I plan to get out hiking, but for the last couple of weeks I've been quenching compusion for exploration with No Man's Sky. "No Man's Sky is an exploration survival game developed and published…

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Working Out: Day 1

Years ago, I took my daughters to a birthday party at a rollerskating rink. They were both having trouble adjusting to the skates, and as a child of the 1980s I'd naturally spend a good amount of time at the rink in my hometown. I rented some skates, put them on, and went to help them. That's the day I learned that your body is different after 30 years of not skating and putting on 200+ pounds. I was like a pear on toothpicks with wheels attached, but not nearly as graceful. Years ago, I was part of the…

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Hello World #1

It struck me this morning that writing letters is something I miss. When I was a kid, I had a pen pal over in Great Britain and I used to really enjoy our correspondence. Eventually we graduated from letters to cassettes (probably a precursor to my podcasting career, now that I think of it), but I never really outgrew the writing. So, in an effort to do more writing, I'll write letters here to you all. How many weeks has it been now? Almost eight, I think, since Ohio was put into social distancing lockdown, and my family and…

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Welcome!

Welcome to my new spiffy version of my website! This social distancing thing has been hard. I find myself spending a lot more time in my head than usual, and that's not always a good thing. A creative outlet was suggested and I do enjoy writing, so here we are. I'm going to have some fun with this. Maybe some online journalling, definitely some travel writing. I like taking pictures and I'm getting back into that, so maybe some light photography as well. News about what I'm brewing or making, what the family is up to, etc. Light banter.

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About

I'm a technologist, writer, speaker, and mentor. I've been working on the internet since 1995. I've not yet been eaten by a grue.

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