Bees on Order

I mailed what I hope is a final bee order this morning.  Five packages are coming for this spring's installation.  Hopefully, I learned enough from last year's mistakes to keep the ladies alive and well in future Ohio winters.  I had three hives going into fall in varying states.  Each…

Brief Thoughts on Introversion

During my Monday morning flights, I finished Susan Cain's book Quiet.  It describes some attributes of introversion and how those attributes affect people that live in a society dominated by extroversion.  It confirmed much of what I have learned through experience as an introvert through school and in the workplace.…

We Bought a Farm!

After working in various office settings for the last twelve years, I've learned I need to be outside more.  Also, I need more bees.  The three hives we had last year were not enough.  To address both of these, we bought a 33+ acres farm in NE Ohio.  The added…

What Happened?

So... I forgot the password to this site and eventually decided to abandon self-hosted Ghost for Ghost(Pro). After months of delay, I finally transfered all the old content tonight! It was good to read all the old posts and I copied them over by hand over the last couple…

60% Keyboard Adventures

I built a 60% keyboard today from a kit. I'm still adjusting to the lack of arrow keys, home / end / delete keys, and a numpad. I think I will find this easier to use over time, but the learning curve is greater than zero at this point. :-). In addition…

Labor Day

Happy Labor Day everyone. If you are like me, you see Labor Day as the natural turning point in the year. We plan the few remaining goals we have for 2016 and begin setting our sights on 2017. I hope you all get a few moments today to reflect on…

New Look Here

Changing up the look around here. It has been over a year since the last post, but that doesn't mean I haven't been busy. In addition to a first year with Micah and transitioning projects with the State of North Dakota, I have begun working on the Chellinsky Group again.…

Strong Circle Day

June 23rd was City Year's Strong Circle Day. It's a day when former and current corps members share stories about fellow corps members that were part of their strong circle. I missed the main event, but want to share some of what I learned from people in my strong circle…