quixote

With these meager scraps of Latin and the like, you may perhaps be taken for a scholar, which is honorable and profitable these days.

— Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra


December 13th, 2017

Let's ponder this one for a while... Is this a sad song? Bittersweet? A song about the good things, both remembered and forgotten? I think it's a song about middle... (read more)


June 4th, 2015

Describing this track as "chill" doesn't really do it justice. If anything, it warms me as it relaxes me, like a glass of red wine. While the rest of 2010's All... (read more)


April 10th, 2014

Well then. Things have gotten entirely out of hand; at some point I became a busy person with a busy life. And I don't know how to feel about that. I'd blame it all... (read more)


February 26th, 2014

I know it's been far too long since the last post, so I thought I'd pop in with a quick update. (read more)


June 13th, 2013

I've posted setTextLimit, a jQuery Plugin which makes it easy to display and enforce character limits on textareas and other text input fields. (read more)


June 7th, 2013

Is any more description really necessary? (read more)


March 29th, 2013

With today's 50-plus degree weather, the people of Chicago are getting their first glimpse of an otherwise elusive Spring. I'd like to formally welcome Spring to... (read more)


March 17th, 2013

Fox's Rye Pale Ale... mmMMMmm sweet, sweet head retention I introduced my rye pale ale to some friends at a small home-brew swap this St. Patrick's Day weekend and... (read more)


January 28th, 2013

Mad Hops My rye pale ale is merrily bubbling away in its secondary fermentation and I'm very excited for this batch. I've attempted to mimic my two favorite... (read more)


November 6th, 2012

This ain't no walk in the park After we dropped our cable television subscription I was no longer able to watch Malcolm in the Middle or Home Improvement reruns... (read more)


July 20th, 2012

When I completed my service as a Peace Corps volunteer, I also decided to retire the website I maintained during that time, putting the posts I'd made during those... (read more)


July 15th, 2012

Over the hill through the parking lot into an icy Lake Michigan (read more)


July 11th, 2012

I'm currently in the process of moving hosting from a shared web host to my own virtual private server. For the moment, I'm operating both (one here, at... (read more)


May 30th, 2012

About a month ago a reporter from Chicago's RedEye newspaper sat in during one of our dodgeball matches at Blaine Elementary School. He interviewed a number of us... (read more)


May 4th, 2012

Well, I've mostly recovered from last Sunday's Ravenswood Run 5k and I'm proud to report that I've set a new personal record of 21 minutes and 27 seconds (6:55 per... (read more)



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