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Summer In Death Valley: Very Summery

My friend Tyler and I just arrived in Page, AZ (home of the Horseshoe Bend) after a long drive from Death Valley. Death Valley is a low valley in the northern Mojave desert just east of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Unlike many of the National Parks in the United States, Death Valley is remarkable more »

Travel Map: Globe Edition

I’ve previously written about my travels and goals to see each of the fifty United States. I’ve developed a travel map that documents my travels within the country. The map can be easily reused by creating your own spreadsheet and saving it off as a .tsv. I’ve not made the same gesture for international travel. more »

Restoring Sandy: Stephen’s Dilapidated Canoe

My friend Stephen left his canoe at my house after he moved away from downtown. His canoe, Sandy, laid under our front porch for almost three years, occasionally being taken out by me on a date or two :). In preparation to move from my house, I wanted to restore the canoe before returning it. more »

Bringing Back The American Chestnut

The American Chestnut tree was once one of the most populous trees in the eastern half of the United States. It was a canopy tree in the Appalachian mountains and was the single most important source of food for the surrounding wildlife as it produced mast every year (unlike Oaks). The tree was a fast more »

On The Middle East

I spent considerable time in the Middle East in 2018. I traveled to four different countries in the region, Isreal, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia (with Egypt technically being in northern Africa). I learned a lot. I’m writing this to share my experiences in the Middle East, the good and the bad, so that if the more »

Tic-Tac-Toe: Building In React

I spent the weekend learning React.js. It’s amazing how clean the code is. Check out my Tic Tac Toe game (it includes “time traveling” for you skeptics!).

Health Goals: 2018

I turned 26 in February. At my 25th birthday, I expected to have a bit of a quarter-life crisis, and that never really came. However on the first anniversary of my expected quarter-life crisis, I’ve been thinking a lot about what’s important to me. One of my recurring thoughts relates to health. I thought I more »

2017: Year In Review

Year In Review As 2017 closes down, I’d like to reflect on the events of the past year. I visited New England for the first time, changed roles at work, suffered a fairly serious head injury (and recovered), crossed a few items off my bucket list and made countless other memories. Happenings Activities Canoe and more »

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