My wife had a dream of raising chickens and she made it a reality. It wasn’t something I was extremely eager to get into at first. But I have to admit that they are fun, curious little creatures.
Today, on the way to visit friends, my daughter asked me probing questions about one of my favorite little obsessions: traffic signals.
“Daddy, Ebenezer not sick anymore?” “No sweetie, he isn’t sick anymore.” Ebenezer was more than just a pet cat. He was a symbol of my developing adult life. I got Ebenezer when I lived in Dallas. My Aunt Debbie and Uncle Rick knew of a neighbor who had a new litter of kittens. They knew […]
I love “computer” programming. There are many good programming principles that can be applied to life. Take for instance the difference between syntax and semantics in language. Syntax is the nuts and bolts. It’s the grammar, the rules that tell you how to construct a sentence correctly. Its meaning is derived solely from how the […]
I caught this nice little Kickstarter video today while reviewing the top 2012 funded projects. It’s a typeface commissioned by the city of Chattanooga. Their pitch video is really well done, in that Helvetica, designer-friendly way. It reminds me of the really excellent podcast “99% Invisible” by Roman Mars, which explores the hidden world of […]
Mom and Dad came to visit this past week. It was a really great time with family and Iris loved the attention. Iris has called my dad “Papa” since she was 8 months or so, and my Mom reserved the name “Oma” (German for grandmother). While they were here, Oma attacked the kitchen and cleaned […]
Iris took her first gymnastics class today. Next stop: African Games of 2028. Check out how much fun this kid is having!
A few weeks ago, the worst fire in Colorado’s history broke out. In my town. It was like Armageddon raining fire down upon us. A bunch of people lost their homes, a few people died. It was definitely a scary few days. After the very professional firefighters and city government folks began to gain control, […]
One of the many cherished routines that I share with Iris is story time. The nighttime rhythm that Sarah and I have settled into looks like this: she gets Iris ready for bed and sings songs with her; then I go into the nursery and read bedtime stories, usually 2 or 3. There are a […]
There was a fishy smell in my daughter’s room the other day. It turned out to be a burned out CFB. And by burned, I mean burned. Take a look at this bulb and tell me this doesn’t look hazardous! The disturbing part is that there’s a UL mark right on the bulb. I contacted […]