Is It Plugged In?

For weeks, my cable internet has been a little flaky. Often I would look over at the cable modem to see the annoying amber light looking back at me like the Soup Nazi: “No Internet for you!” “A quick call to Cox might fix this,” I’d think to myself. Before ever picking up the phone, […]

Alex Fixed the Car

Well, after 200,000+ miles, the headlights on my car were so yellowed and aged that you could barely see the bulbs. Cars overtaking me on the highway would cast my car’s shadow in front of my paltry beams. So, today Alex replaced them for me. Okay, so I helped. A little. Check out some of […]

The Memorial in Fall

I work across the street from the Oklahoma City National Memorial. In fact, I see the eastern side of it from my 8th floor window every morning as I make coffee. It has become a familiar part of the neighborhood. For the past several weeks, the trees have been in full Autumn color. Last week, […]

Unboxing My Blurb

My photo book from Blurb arrived today. Before I bought it, I wasn’t sure what level of quality the book would have. So, for those of you who are considering a purchase from Blurb, here are a few photos from the unboxing of my first book.

Photo Book

I found a link to a company called Blurb on the Flickr website where I keep a bunch of my photos. Blurb lets you create a photo book from your pictures and professionally prints and binds the pages. It’s supposed to be like your own custom coffee table book and the samples on the website […]

The Truly World Wide Web

So, the “world wide” part of the web was proven to me recently. I use the Google Analytics tool to track how many hits I get on the various websites I manage. One of the things this tool provides is a list of websites that refer back to mine. I was browsing through the statistics […]

My Friend Bob

I learned this morning that my friend and co-worker, Bob, passed away. Bob and I shared a tiny office when I first started at ODEQ. He had already been in the field of water quality modeling for quite some time and graciously and patiently answered all my newbie questions. During my first few years, Bob […]

Dog Days

It’s hot. Too hot.

Knik Glacier

I’m finally getting around to posting the rest of the pics from our trip to Alaska. My uncle flew Eli and me up to Knik Glacier in his Cessna 172 floatplane. We took off from Fire Lake in Eagle River, flew up the Knik Arm, and followed the Knik River to the glacier. Just east […]

Flattop Mountain

Last Saturday we launched an assault on Flattop Mountain. Ranging in age from 9 to 38, all nine of us reached the top after a couple of hours. Although this is the most-climbed mountain in Alaska and the vast majority summit the 3510 foot peak, it still gave us a sense of accomplishment to stand on top […]