Soaking it up

Soaking it up

We spent our last day of our fishing trip much the way we spent the previous four: get up early, drive down to the lake, climb down the steep embankment to dads “lucky” fishing spot, fish for a couple of hours pulling in a total of one (mine,...
On being way off the grid

On being way off the grid

Tuesday night, the end of day three of the annual camping and fishing trip I take with my father. This is the second year he ponied up for a small cabin, in contrast to our regular camp tents. Last year, he decreed that he was too old to be sleeping on the ground, but...
Developing a taste for minimalism

Developing a taste for minimalism

I wrote earlier about my response to a presentation I attended on the concept of minimalism. While I’d heard talks on it before, and even one by the same person, it never really stuck. I’m not sure what was different this time, but this time the message...
Considering Minimalism

Considering Minimalism

While never I’ve never been one prone to gathering too much in the way of clutter, the effort to simplify my life has been a conscious challenge. Every so many years I would get tired of the way I have packed things and commitments into every available corner of...
Sedona, the long way

Sedona, the long way

Going through some photos the other day, I found some from a few years ago that I had always been meaning to write about. This weekend I finally found the time. In October 2012, an old friend who had moved out of Arizona came back for a visit. On his list of...
“Self Aware”

“Self Aware”

In a semi-serious conversation with my wife one evening, we laughed about the idea of robots who become sentient and rather than start a tyrannical reign and try to wipe humanity from the face of the earth, begin to act like humans: taking up our stupid fads...
The desktop F-bomb

The desktop F-bomb

So I made a desk sculpture appropriate for Monday mornings, or that perhaps that meeting with the Marketing team. As soon as they begin to speak, just clunk this bad boy in the middle of the table, stand up and walk away. Sharing is...