In order to defeat Rocky Balboa, Clubber Lang trained in isolation, his focus and intensity fueled by years of stored up resentment and rage.

I too train in isolation with a similar intensity, but I am motivated by the promise of extra cheese on my black bean burrito at suppertime.


Big D

person walking down road
Photo by Tegan Mierle.

This time Big D doesn’t stand for Dan, it stands for the other thing.

It wasn’t until well into adulthood that I began to put all the clues together. By the time I was in my late thirties I knew … the rest “Big D”


Wrapping up a complete clean reinstall of macOS Catalina. Kind of cheesed with Apple about having to do this. Recreating my development environment is incredibly time consuming. Performance issues seem to be resolved and, as usual when this happens, I have a leaner overall install.


Tonka Town

I got the deluxe playset.

Finally, I get this feeling we’re all alone in one big world
Just to realize that all these shapes and colors are
So it doesn’t hurt so badly.

∽ Angels & Airwaves

Jeremy Keith makes excellent point about surveillance and tracking being out of control. His article Third Party is here.


Going to do some back-filling of content I orginally posted just on Facebook. Not everything, just things I’d like to have in my own web space.


This is a neat tool that’s a good example of fancy web tech being used to produce an elegant, simple, old school result.


The last time I saw her, she was walking away from me in Union Square Station…

…many people don’t know that Union Square Station is ten-thousand miles long.


Rowing Machine Trancendence

Popeye in boat. Olive Oyl rowing.
I yam what I yam.

Now is the time of year when “real” rowers are finishing up the fall racing season by traveling to regattas where they can experiment with the effects of frostbite on psychological health and athletic performance. Feeling icicles form inside your … the rest “Rowing Machine Trancendence”


World of Wonders

U.S. astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch spacewalking
U.S. astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch doing their work.

This morning I watch, in intimate detail, two consummate professionals doing their work, in space. They are both enclosed in a layer of material designed to separate them from the rest of the universe; a universe which would kill them … the rest “World of Wonders”