Journal

Welcome to Cyclocross

As I mentioned previously, I have always loved bikes. The previous five years though I have ridden very little. I’m sure I rode my road bike less than 500 miles each year. However, this year has been a big cycling year for me…I have ridden over 2,000 miles! I even dusted off the neglected mountain bike and went for a night ride on it a few weeks ago. In addition, I was convinced by my fellow riders to try cyclocross.
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Ellie

This past Friday, almost 16 years to-the-day from our last time, we brought home a new puppy; a yellow English lab. We got her from Allison Hillius of Devonshire Labradors. After spending a couple of days with her we have named her Ellie (after a landslide vote from friends and family). She just turned seven weeks old today so the next couple of weeks will be quite tiring as she will need constant supervision and let out to go potty every two to three hours.
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Reading Queue

Today there is no shortage of content to read. Even though I read at least two hours every day I feel like I can’t keep up with my reading interests. Two hours is barely enough time to read my RSS feeds let alone any content I push off into Instapaper. Reading list (traditional books/ebooks): The Elements of Content Strategy by Erin Kissane Program or Be Programmed by Douglas Rushkoff Beautiful Architecture by Diomidis Spinellis Growing Software by Louis Testa Keeping it Straight by Patrick Rhone Do the Work by Steven Pressfield Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Henepola Gunaratana Programming Ruby 1.
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Website Update

Instead of working on My Everyday Things project last night I spent over two hours captivated by slide decks from Note & Point. That small diversion led me to rethink the font I was using on this site…and once I started thinking about fonts it was all over. After hours and hours (and hours) of dinking around I decided to try Google’s web fonts versus me hosting them. We’ll see how that goes…it slightly goes against the simplicity that I am after with this site, but I still feel compelled to try.
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My Everyday Things Project

The basic idea is this…at least once a week I will post a photo of something I interact with on an every day basis. Along with the photo I will include what that thing means to me and/or why it is important. I’m sure this isn’t a unique project but I think it will be a wonderful exercise to focus my photography and writing passions. It will also expose my life in new ways.
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