Category Archives: general

Thanksgiving, Sarasota and Ties to the Past

This year’s Thanksgiving found me thinking about my family in Canada and my family tree. Armed with the interwebs I proceeded searching for the names of relatives on Ancestry.com. I signed up for the trial and promptly cancelled it after thinking through the financial part of things. A little more searching landed me at FamilySearch.org: […]

Book Review, “The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance”

Science Content, Low Carb High Fat and Endurance Athletics all in the same book? Count me in! I saw this referenced on reddit in a /r/keto post and kindled it within seconds. I am an overweight keto’er and a slow runner and triathlete and I want to understand how to make the whole thing work […]

7 things you want in a telecommuter

Gas prices here in Goleta reached $5.19/gal for premium unleaded yesterday and it got me thinking about how lucky I am to be able to telecommute in my job as a software engineer. Telecommuting is the way of the future for knowledge workers and the barriers to entry are lowered every day, but at the […]

runs with pelicans

This morning’s 7mi run is the end of week 5 or so of half-marathon training with Minette in the build up to the Santa Barbara International Marathon on November 10. We run through Santa Barbara Shores Park down to the beach. With the tide high the usual suspects (curlews, snowy plovers, black-bellied plovers, mallards, black […]

A return to writing with a public face, Facebook is not enough.

I like to write. Facebook is fun but it’s more of a “heyhowzitgoin?” type of thing and only a step up from texting. I need an outlet to share life experiences, triathlon training progress, telecommuting, Buddhism, technical thoughts and ideas independent of whether they’ll been read or seen. So these will be dispatches from the […]