Loving Winter

I’ve been back in Minnesota for almost 18 years now(!) and haven’t left. It’s my longest stretch of staying in one place by a factor of three, maybe more. The last few years, winter has really been on my last fucking nerve — shoveling, falling on the ice, cars that won’t start, etc., etc. I’d been thinking about getting the fuck out of here for warmer/milder weather, but then something happened recently.

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Seriously: Not Dead

It’s been a crazy 2019 — working two gigs, a full-time role that includes leadership responsibilities, and a part-time gig fixing bikes (now snowboards and skis). Just wanted to let you know that I’m a.) not dead, and b.) planning on an actual update to this site in the near future.

The Grind Continues

Still grinding. Still working two jobs, getting out on the bike very infrequently, and generally just herding cats where the rest of life is concerned. Right now, it’s tough, but as we move into the off-season in a couple more months here, my hours at the shop will be cut back and I’ll be working … Read more

Still Grinding Forward

So I haven’t updated lately, and that’s mostly been by design. It’s not that I’m not in the mood — it’s more that I have so much going on that I have to let things give somewhere along the way. The blog updates are one of the many things that’s had to slide a bit … Read more

Book Burnout

For the first time in my life, I think I’m getting sick of reading. Maybe it’s just bad selection of books right now — I’m stuck in the middle of three different books[ref]Woodward’s Fear, a book on git, and Philip Pullman’s Daemon Voices.[/ref] — and I just can’t seem to find any traction with any … Read more