Biking at The Gorge

I’ve started doing some mountain biking recently. I did it some last year, and I’m getting a little bit more into it this year. Still haven’t done much, but it’s great fun, and really good exercise. (Sorry for the blurry photos, it was a bit overcast and dim, which made it hard to get good […]

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New Quadcopter Side Project

Today I’m going to talk a little bit about a new side project I’m taking on. In short, I’m going to dabble in the world of autonomous flight. Sarah and I got into the RC aircraft hobby years ago, before drones were “a thing”. She had a fixed-wing platform that she used for shooting video, […]

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Goals update

So I was going to post an update on my goals at the end of January. Oops. But overdue as it may be, here’s the update. My piano playing is coming along nicely. I actually did shoot a video near the end of January, so check that out below. I’ve actually come a long way […]

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Muscle Memory

Every so often, mastering a new skill requires “muscle memory”. According to Google, muscle memory is “the ability to reproduce a particular movement without conscious thought, acquired as a result of frequent repetition of that movement”. For example, playing a musical instrument, juggling, and learning to “touch type” on a computer keyboard are all skills […]

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Goals for 2018

I like to regularly set goals for myself, to help me focus on things that are important to me. Things I want to accomplish. I like them to be “SMART” goals: Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Relevant, and Time-boxed. I want to be able to evaluate whether I succeeded or failed to meet a goal, keeping in […]

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Farewell, 2017. Welcome, 2018!

It’s hard to believe that 2017 is over, and 2018 is upon us! I’ve been reflecting a bit on the previous year, and looking ahead to the year to come. In this post, I want to share some of my rambling thoughts, hopes, and ambitions. I hope that at the very least, it is entertaining […]

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Roma – Giorno Cinque

Journal entry from Rome Trip – Nov. 8, 2017 What a day! Today was the day that we were thinking of going down to the Mediterranian and Ostia Antica. We decided a couple of days ago not to do that. The main reason was that we had been doing all-day outings pretty much every day, […]

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Roma – Giorno Quattro

Journal entry from Rome Trip – Nov. 7, 2017 Today was Vatican day! And that pretty much did take the entire day. We left after breakfast (left the apartment around 9:25) and by the time we got back home, it was dark. We decided to take the metro to Vatican City. It’s the underground train […]

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Roma – Giorno Tre

Journal entry from Rome Trip – Nov. 6, 2017 Today was “Ancient Rome” day. It was also “lots of walking day”… Today we visited the Roman Forum, and the ever-famous Colosseum! We also ventured up to Palatine Hill, which was very cool. The Roman Forum was incredibly rich and amazing. We had a small guidebook […]

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