My view flying into LAX this morning.
Sunrise view from thirty thousand feet.
I woke up at 2:55 am (EDT) to preorder an iPhone XS. Then I talked myself out of spending the money. My iPhone 7 is a great device that serves me well. But then, before dropping the kid off at school, I preordered the iPhone XS. The camera on the XS is what motivated me to upgrade my phone.
The kid out for an evening paddle.
My first GORUCK bag, GR1, purchased May 2012. Still my favorite bag. Goes with me (almost) everywhere.
Fun evening on the lawn at The Alchemist.
Enjoying the view while taking an evening walk.
A beautiful Vermont sunset.
Afternoon hike across the top of Vermont.
Enjoying a weekend getaway in South Carolina.
Watching the kid, and two of his friends, sit still for five minutes to watch a sunset in Minecraft. Would never happen in real life.
On top of Mount Mansfield watching the sunset.
Enjoying our spur-of-the-moment trip to Disney World during the kid’s winter break.
My first perfect month. Closed my rings every day in February.
Rowan competed in his first snowboard competition. He got silver in Slalom and Giant Slalom.
The kid getting air last Sunday.
Picture of the kid from last month.
Decided to do something other than snowboarding today.
Jane’s Addiction on the sound system. Hunting Hitler on the TV behind the bar. I think I just found my new favorite dive bar.
A nice end to a fun day of snowboarding.
The kid and I played Battle of the Music tonight. His pick: Twenty One Pilots. My pick: Godzilla. The winner: Meatwad’s Frosty the Red-Nosed Snowman.
A beautiful morning to be out on the hill.
First day of the season with the kid on the hill.
Fun times this morning.
Enjoying Après Opening Day at Stowe Mountain Resort.
One more stop before going home.
Lunch at Mabels.
When in Maine.
I discovered you can see the list of people a person follows on Micro.blog, including yourself. It seems the feature is only available in the Micro.blog for Mac app. Using it, click a person’s avatar. Under the bio section, you’ll see “Following n” where n is the number of people that the person follows. Click it to see the list of people. Thanks, @manton, for giving us another way to discover people on Micro.blog.
A year ago today I was snowboarding on Mt. Mansfield. It’s a different story today with warmish temperatures and rain. I’m ready for the start of winter.
The kid built his first Mindstorm robot. He has a lot more work to do before next month’s STEM fair.
I need to burn twenty more calories to close my Activity ring. I’m thinking about walking to the pub that’s down the street to burn the calories…and grab a beer.
Sad news and too damn early in the season for this to happen. My heart goes out to their family and friends.
Practice time during our weekend getaway.
Having a chilled night wishing for some Deep Purple. Then Hush comes on. Perfect evening.
I found a smile while on my walk.
Fun times finding our way out of the Danville Corn Maze yesterday.
Enjoying the view.
My bedroom for a couple of days
Wooden roller coasters are the best.
Starting my first paid vacation in over 14 years.
Count Basie Orchestra at Music in the Meadows.
Ready to watch the Yankees vs Mets game. I predict New York will win.
I can’t wait to be back in Vermont.
This beer is so good rainbows come out of the can.
My AirPods arrived today, and I already have a favorite feature. I don’t have to hear the TV when my son is watching a show on Apple TV.
Achievement unlocked. Also my first day walking with my new GORUCK Bullet and 20 pound weight plate.
So this just happened.
The rain finally stopped. Hopefully the match will be over before the next wave of showers.
From All Star baseball to PGA Junior League. Busy Saturday in the rain.
Rowan is stoked to be in his first All Star game.
I know summer just started but…I’m ready for snow.
Mmm…oh so good.
Good times at BG’s.
Let’s go Lake Monsters!
I’ve been interested in Mark Twain lately, so it seemed fitting to me when this article about Orion Clemens, Twain’s brother, appeared in my RSS feed. It turns out Orion lived in Vermont for a short time and was editor of the Rutland Daily Globe.
Beating the heat at a local swimming hole.
It’s crazy hair day at Stowe Elementary.
I wonder if Micro.blog supports animated gifs.
You know it’s a long day when you’ve been idled for only 1 hour over the last 19 hours.
Testing photo upload. Nothing to see here except this gorgeous view from yesterday.
The last two weeks have been crazy, exciting, nonstop fun. I’m ready for more.
I’ve been working for myself for nearly 14 years, and it has been an incredible experience. During that time I’ve had a couple of bad years, but in general, each year has been better than the previous year. In fact, 2016 was my best year ever. It was the year I learned from some amazing mentors how to be a better business owner, which resulted in me working on great projects and having my highest revenue year ever.
I love being able to board a plane using my Apple Watch.
It’s a good day to celebrate.
I share the same love for winter and snow as these kids. Thanks, POW, for making the touching video. https://vimeo.com/214243023
Good times yesterday, which was the last day of the season for lift service at Stowe Mountain Resort.
It’s a perfect evening in Stowe.
My blog site, thecave.com, is a static HTML site generated by Jekyll and hosted on Github Pages. I love that the site is static HTML as it means I can host the site virtually anywhere. But, unlike dynamic blog sites, like those powered by WordPress, I haven’t been able to publish new posts from my iPhone. And with the upcoming release of micro.blog, creating new micro-posts for thecave.com from my iPhone is something I want to do, but how? How can I update my Jekyll site, with its source code hosted on Github and custom plug-ins that can’t run on Github Pages, using my iPhone?
My week of temporary bachelorhood ends in an hour. The wife and kid will be home soon. Guess I need to finish my beer and head home from the bar.
Day 💯 for my 🏂 season.
I find I am using TextExpander more and more these days. It’s an awesome productivity tool that saves me time by inserting snippets of text into whatever I’m writing, be it code or words. What I didn’t know about TextExpander, that is, until today, is that it can run shell scripts to generate the text snippets.
Another test to see if I got the time zone right this time.
I’m experimenting with ways to add a new post from my iPhone to thecave.com, which is generated by Jekyll, and have the post show up on micro.blog.
After 17 days of no Facebook, I finally took a peek at my feed. I was totally uninterested, and I signed out after a minute. I think I’m over my Facebook addiction.
What a beautiful morning. Winter is still going strong here in Stowe.
I haven’t been on Facebook for 11 straight days. #breakingtheaddiction
I love this picture of Rowan and his cousin Sedona. Taken last weekend at Stowe Mountain Resort.