Category: Life

Indoor Rock Climbing – Try It!

One of my recently discovered activities that I’m falling in love with is indoor rock climbing (though I suppose I may try outdoor rock climbing and bouldering one day, too). In a weird way, it’s the ultimate thinking person’s type...

St. Louis: A Travelogue

This spring, Sandra and I decided to take a vacation to St. Louis, Missouri with Charlotte and my mother. I did find some humor that almost universally, the response was “St. Louis?  Why would you want to go there?  Do...

Pineapple Status Update

My pineapple first showed a fruit in January and I was worried that it would do…something…while I was away.  It’s been slow going, but here it’s still going:  

Thoughts from Switzerland

Unorganized thoughts from Switzerland: It reminds me a little of Taipei, oddly enough.  I can’t quite put my finger on it, but it has a similar feel (except it’s not 98% Asian and things are a lot more expensive).  I...

Ordering Wood Floors Online

Growing up in the Internet Age, I’ve become fairly accustomed to and comfortable with buying just about everything online. But even for me, ordering wood floors online — by the pallet, no less — was fraught with “what if’s” and...

Misc. Adventures

Just some random photos to unload from the camera. We recently saw this little guy scouring our Mums for prey: Spent the weekend in Tennessee. Stopped by a BBQ/country music festival in Nashville. Got myself some Bayou Billy’s homebrew soda....

Cappuccino

Cappuccino

Got myself a Bialetti cappucino/latte set this week. I have to say, I’m pretty impressed. Check out the results for yourself: It comes with a milk frother cup, which worked out really well. Check out my Amazon review: I’m a...

Battling Heroin in Afghanistan, Chinese New Year, Work, and Family

Battling Heroin in Afghanistan, Chinese New Year, Work, and Family

Heroin in Afghanistan A cool story on how some enterprising individuals are working to battle the heroin trade originating in Afghanistan: A former homeless drug abuser from Swindon is the unlikely champion of an initiative that aims to fight Afghanistan’s...

Wildlife

My house backs a small forest.  So from time to time, we get some interesting visitors. I saved these guys while I was mowing the lawn…I hope I didn’t kill any of their siblings :-S I briefly considered feeding them...