Update Feb 2020

I did not participate in the Iowa Caucuses - I never have, and I likely never will. The baby is beginning to nap somewhat more regularly - but he’s waking up right now. I figured out how to clean impacted earwax out of my left AirPod. The pressure of finding out what happens in S4 of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA is becoming too much to bear. The Aldi single origin coffees are cool and good and tasty. I replaced my 1972 Fender Champ with a single pedal and I feel like a traitor.

Some things I do for fun on the weekend

A partial list of some odd ways I enjoy spending “leisure” time on the weekend.

  1. Erase and completely factory reset my iPhone, then restore from backup
  2. Disconnect and reconnect all my various wifi router devices.
  3. Repeatedly plug and replug old micro USB charging cables in futile attempts to make them do their job
  4. Update the software on the kids FIRE tablets
  5. Snake ethernet cable out to the TV and streaming boxes to save on bandwidth
  6. Scan for new over the air channels on both TV’s

What's new? August 2019

I sprayed and destroyed the wasp nest in the back play house. Mixed gin and white wine poolside. 3 day preschool started. Soccer season started. T minus 14 days until the new baby arrives. Considering visiting all the JFK stuff in Dallas.

What's new? June 2019

There is a small wasp nest lodged in the ceiling in the kids’ play house in the backyard. We got some new diaper covers that actually have good elastic. I finally got my long pined for Mainstage live looping setup working. I threw away a full bag of toy related items. Don’t tell anyone else in my house.

Welcome friends!

Hello new and old friends! From real life and from abroad on the Internet. This is your old friend Adam here to introduce my new home online. My aim here in Tooterville is a gradual return to the legendary Internet of yore - of the early days when I first dialed up to my family’s Interlink LLC account from our Gateway 2000 PC.

From my perch of observation, our online affairs have presently become too messy, sprawling, and complex. We have gained in the areas of connectivity and sheer breadth of content. We have also become equally bereft of privacy, depth, and meaning beyond the moment. I have become aware that the tubes of the Internet have been busy in the background rewiring my brain. Take a moment to reflect and you’ll probably find it’s true for you also.

I aim to counteract that rewiring with this new site. It will move at a slower pace — I will reflect more fully on things that perk my interest — I will occasionally share closely held thoughts and opinions in a form beyond quickly thought out bits of nebulous text — I will maintain a space uniquely to me whose content is not owned by a multi-billion dollar company. I’ll write about culture (books I’m reading, music I’m hearing, museums I’m visiting), post interesting links as often as possible on the home page, and eventually I plan on sharing original audio and music I am creating.

If you’re interested in coming along for this, do something you probably haven’t done in years: create a bookmark for my homepage, then come check it every couple days. If you’re into RSS (and you really should be these days) you can subscribe to my various feeds in the site’s menu bar. There are some nice RSS apps out there, but I’d recommend RSS Owl for Windows and Vienna for Mac, which is a really fun old style Mac app. Also, the new NetNewsWire is a great option.