Category: General

Cycling in the winter

I’ve been enjoying the Strava cycling and running app and website on my iPhone 5. I’ve been using it to record all of my cycling for the past couple of months.  I even picked up a Polar heartrate device that talks to the iPhone via the new, low power Bluetooth protocol, so the Strava app […]

Monday December 31st, 2012 in General | Comments Off on Cycling in the winter

A prisoner of the white lines on the freeway

We just heard a 1994 NPR World Cafe replay interview with Joni Mitchell in which the album Hijera was discussed, and a part of the song “Coyote” was played.  Back as a teen, I remember wearng thick black and white headphones plugged into a damaged receiver amp from Goodwill and a BSR turntalbe playing the […]

Saturday October 22nd, 2011 in General, Sailing | 1 Comment »

Lacking Confidence, We See No Others

Strange title, I agree.  However, I’m being to believe that the very foundation of a strong family, a strong community or a strong school is confidence in ourselves. As a almost-to-be father, I picked up a parenting book in a Borders (in shopping center in Maryland), and read a few pages.  In very blunt terms, […]

Thursday October 6th, 2011 in General | 1 Comment »

Walking in Gotham

A long time ago, an undergraduate at the University of Oregon was hanging out in the library newspaper section, thinking about where he wanted to go to grad school.  Eugene, Oregon had been a great town to be a college student in (in a one bedroom apartments for around $125 a month), but it was […]

Thursday April 22nd, 2010 in General | 2 Comments »

Back at Ray’s

Always nice to visit Ray’s Jazz Club at Foyles. Worked on Drupal today.

Saturday February 6th, 2010 in General | Comments Off on Back at Ray’s

Opening of a children’s novel

My parents died in an Alpine climbing accident when I was eleven. They were in the bathroom of our flat in Hampstead, shaving and showering for another day of work, when Alpine climbers fell out of a plane that had recently taken off from Stansted Airport en route to the Eiger. The climbers crashed through […]

Saturday January 23rd, 2010 in General | Comments Off on Opening of a children’s novel


I’m on the train to Portsmouth to visit our boat. All this snow is wonderful to see.

Saturday January 9th, 2010 in General | Comments Off on Snowy

A Home for the Holidays

It’s interesting that home ownership plays a role in two of the most popular Christmas movies: Miracle on 34th Street and It’s a Wonderful Life. In 34th Street, Santa literally dons a real estate agent’s hat to ensure that the young girl secures the ranch house of her dreams at the end of the film. […]

Sunday December 27th, 2009 in General | Comments Off on A Home for the Holidays

Time for the Holidays

Well, we didn’t make it to Paris, but we are ready for the holidays. We have a free-range turkey in the fridge and we just picked up Christmas Stolen at Borough Market. The shopping is done, and the kids are excited about the gifts under the tree. End of the year achievements include some significant […]

Thursday December 24th, 2009 in General, Sailing | Comments Off on Time for the Holidays

Saturday Morning at Ray’s

We’re enjoying a Saturday morning break at Ray’s Jazz Cafe, which is inside the classic Foyle’s Bookstore in downtown London. We got up early and had breakfast at the Borough Market, walked across the Millenium Bridge, and after this we plan to visit the “Forbidden Planet” bookstore. Wife and kids are reading at the moment […]

Saturday October 17th, 2009 in General, Sailing | Comments Off on Saturday Morning at Ray’s

Things I Enjoy

Riding home first class on the train from Portsmouth to London. Only five quid more on weekends.

Sunday September 20th, 2009 in General | Comments Off on Things I Enjoy

WordPress Updated

Wordpress is now safe. Time to scuba dive.

Saturday September 19th, 2009 in General | Comments Off on WordPress Updated

3G Internet on the Boat

It’s slow, but my 3G Vodaphone USB stick is working on our boat with the Samsung NC20 netbook. Fun.

Friday April 10th, 2009 in General | Comments Off on 3G Internet on the Boat

On Buying a Camera

We just bought a Nikon D60, and…

Sunday March 29th, 2009 in General | Comments Off on On Buying a Camera

Annual Bike Rebuild

It was fix up the bike weekend…

Sunday March 22nd, 2009 in General | Comments Off on Annual Bike Rebuild
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