New cable

I wanted to try hooking my guitar to my Mac, so I looked up cables. I thought I’d need some kind of fancy cable that would translate electric guitar into bits, but no: it turns out you just need a 6.25mm cable plug one end with a 3.5mm plug on the…

Home with kids

The kids have today off from school, and I’m off from work, so it’s not much of a holiday for me. Sara’s at work today. Yesterday, she gave me a break, and I tried to get ahead on my Beeminders. Today, in the morning, as we do on non-school days, …

Creative blocks

One of the issues that I have thought about for a long time is the conflict between learning and creativity. In some ways, there shouldn’t be a conflict at all. That is, if one sets out to create, one usually learns the things necessary to do crea…

Back from Tahoe

Placeholder post to tell all about our Tahoe trip. It turns out, when you go skiing, and you don’t have family to lend you all the clothes and gear you need for skiing, it’s expensive. The Tahoe trip was as expensive as going to Alaska.

Headed to Tahoe

We’re getting ready for a trip to Tahoe — more fun in the snow this weekend. I’m not an experienced downhill skiier. I’ve actually only gone once, but I’m going to take lessons this weekend. Apparently I have to get some equipment or special clot…

Aw, Dang

I broke the blogpact. I went eight days without blogging. I didn’t mean to do it, but it just happened. So, here I am again, frantically typing out a shit post so I can abide by at least the letter, if not the spirit, of the pact. Ah, yes. So, wha…