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Turning Corners

I feel like this year has been, minus the election of Trump, a really good year for me. It’s been a year of firsts, and a year of growth, certainly. For years and years, it felt like life had something against me, because nothing ever...

Recent Moments: April 8th, 2017

I try to do these visual representations of my life periodically.  March and early April were pretty busy for me, but when I was home, I spent quite a lot of time wandering around the city and my own neighborhood, enjoying the slow advent of...

So you want me to write about food?

I've gotten several recent requests for me to write about the cooking that I do.  So, I guess that's now a thing I'm going to add to the lineup here?  Please do let me know if it's appreciated or not.   My cooking tends to lean paleo-ish,...

On Eras

I've been doing a lot of thinking recently about how our lives end up becoming divided into "periods" in much the same way that art historians describe phases of an artist's work.  Sometimes there are external forces that cause the division of these eras -...

Water in my Walls

So, it has been awhile since I wrote anything particularly substantive about my personal life, and what's going on with it.  There's a good reason for that: back in August, my house decided to see what it would be like to become a water pipeline.   One...

Wilson’s Handy-Dandy Guide to Finding A Place To Live

So, I've had several friends in the last few years come to me for help finding apartments.  I never really realized until recently how hard this task is for some people, and how little most people actually know about the process.  Since I can't help...

Recent Moments: August 25th, 2016

Periodically I post a small collection of iPhone photos that I feel depict the reality of my life at that particular moment in time.  Here's what my life looks like right now, as seen through some of the photos I've taken in the last two...

You can stop the ride now, I’d like to get off.

It has been an eventful few weeks, and I'm beginning to feel like I'm on a treadmill that people keep throwing obstacles onto - I'm not really going anywhere, but I sure am getting tired and stressed out.   After spending a week in Breckenridge with my...

Introducing: Baltimore Guides

It has repeatedly been mentioned to me that I am a good tour guide for my guests here in Baltimore.  As you may know, I really love this city, and I enjoy showing it off, and I've done that...