electric scooters are the Segways of 2019

A friend and former employee of mine bought one of the early Segway Personal Transporters back in 2002. Remember those? I got to ride it one time and thought it was fun. He used it to commute several miles daily, at least in the summer. The inventor, Dean Kamen, said they were going to change… Continue reading electric scooters are the Segways of 2019

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my plan for breaking up with Facebook and Instagram

(originally posted 5/14/2019, updated 6/20/2019, updated again 12/29/2019) I normally don’t make New Years resolutions. I figure if a change is worth making, why not start right now, instead of waiting until some arbitrary date on the calendar? Besides, most New Years resolutions are broken anyhow, and if I’m going to make a change in… Continue reading my plan for breaking up with Facebook and Instagram

My Dark Side of Pluto

Tonight I hung my biggest, most wonderful piece of art. And it’s got a story. The photo is of the back side of Pluto, which had never been seen by humans until the New Horizons spacecraft passed by on its way out of the solar system in 2015. Here’s the story behind the image. In… Continue reading My Dark Side of Pluto

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A true story of three piglets, a rooster, and their love of cheese

a short story by Todd Bradley Once upon a time, there were two piglets playing in the tall grass under a tree on a hill not far from Farmer Joe’s house. One piglet was named Verne, and the other was Flick. “Look, Flick,” said Verne, pointing to the sky. “The full moon is coming up.”… Continue reading A true story of three piglets, a rooster, and their love of cheese

the last four months

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been four whole months since I wrote anything here. I guess you could say I’ve been busy! Let’s see, can I give a reasonably quick recap? I’m pretty well settled back into Capitol Hill now. My apartment, while still needing lots of work, is liveable and in nice enough… Continue reading the last four months

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back to Capitol Hill

It’s been seven and a half weeks since I got back from my big journey. There have been changes in so many ways. I wrote about the first few days in an earlier article here. After a week or so, I went back to work full time. That was a little hard to get used… Continue reading back to Capitol Hill

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Secrets of the Serpent Moon — my DCC RPG adventure

I’ve been running a regular Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG game for the past several months. But a different group where I’m a player recently asked if I would occasionally be a “judge” for that game, too. I was flattered and said yes. DCC has a strong zine community, and one of those zines is called… Continue reading Secrets of the Serpent Moon — my DCC RPG adventure

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have you heard the phrase “the body is open”?

I thought this phrase was a common idiom, but judging from the Google results, now I’m not so sure. I had a boss years ago who taught it to me. The phrase comes from surgery, as I heard the story. If you’re a surgeon and you’ve already gone to the trouble of sedating a patient,… Continue reading have you heard the phrase “the body is open”?

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back in the hood

Beth and I moved from south Boulder to central Denver about a month ago, but I think it didn’t fully sink in until just today how wonderful it is being in a real neighborhood of a real city. I’d seen some small signs over the past month, like the fact that I calculated there are… Continue reading back in the hood

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