A few shots from a morning stroll to @boultedbread

In a surprising twist, Quark is still around. Honestly, I thought they got sold off for parts years ago.

Pretty stoked that @iAWriter added Micro.blog publishing.

Ayers has been my life coach for the past few years.


May Day

Sometimes I think they should just rename “Archer” to “Pam.”

Cup-a-Joe on Hillsborough St. is usually packed inside and out on a Sunday. I got two pounds of beans at beginning of March. I’ll be ordering more sooner than later.

Took a break from The Last of Us and Before the Flood and have both of these new Ghosts albums running back to back. www.nin.com

This is just right for social distancing on a pretty dreary day. music.apple.com/us/album/…

Things didn’t work out for the Black Queen Bee in this game of Hive, but thanks to local game store @atomic.empire anyhow.

How much would the $6 Million Man cost in today’s dollars? Research required.

Bring me a chicken.

Georgia, circa 2020.

Trash Panda

This guy had a rough night.

Here’s to snow.

I was going through some stuff, cleaning up, clearing out. This was in a box from my mom’s house. This football goes back to middle school—it took me right back to pick up games in the summer and playing catch with my dad.

What could go wrong with this?

It’s the little things. Shout out to @HenrysMuffler here in Raleigh. Showed up for my 2:30 appointment. Car was on the lift by 2:35. I was back on the road by 3:00. The 86 no longer sounds like a high school shop project.

When you wake up because the power went out. #coffeefirst


Took time to reflect on our camping trip last fall. Really need to find a space for hammock around the house.

A balanced breakfast?

Running was getting boring, so I took the path less taken. This was one of the payoffs.

16” MacBook Pro

I’m about three weeks in with a 16” MacBook Pro. I think we’ll get along just fine.

Here’s the deal: I’d have preferred a 13” with the new keyboard. But, after nearly a decade of, Ignoring my accountant’s recommendations to start leasing computers, we finally did so—in 2017. Our lease on a pair of the, just hit the market, 15” MacBook Pros with the, apparently, disastrous keyboards kicked off in January. That meant this month we needed two new machines.

To be clear, the only issue I had with the keyboard on that thing after nearly every day use, and some hard travel was the “A” key physically wearing out. Not the mechanism. But, the literal “A” started smudging. So weird.

This new hardware, though, is going to be fine. The keyboard is an improvement. I’m in a between space on keyboards right now. I get there’s an old school guard who wants to bang on mechanicals. There’s a whole new generation coming up having done most of their “typing” on glass. Who needs key depth?

To live in interesting times.

While I’d have preferred a 13” model for the new hardware purchase—better for travel. I’ll have to decide between heavy (with the 16”) and light (iPad Pro) travel events. This will be fine.