This site is very much a work in progress. Taking an idea from a few other people, I’ve decided to build the site live instead of waiting for it to be “done”. The design will appear over time and sometimes, I’ll break things. It’s a personal site so I’m OK with that. I’ll post about the experience, for what it’s worth. All I can say for right now is that it feels strange to blog again.

Keeping very busy.

I’ve been very busy doing everything but writing blog posts. I’ve been doing a bunch of experimenting on this site and primarily on the header area. I’m learning some new-to-me php & WordPress things and playing around with type a bit. Yes, I will write about what I’m learning as soon as I get a few minutes to do it usefully. It’s not really what I want yet but I’m working on it. (I really need to fix my duplication issues in all my loops – need more hours in a day.)

I’ve been very busy at the workplace. Fall is always very busy on a campus. Fun things I’ve gotten to do recently: photograph some cool animals (and pet a lynx); photography at our homecoming and 5k Color Run; produce a video of our students doing an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to show support for a member of our staff, Cheryl Alderman, who has ALS; and help launch our Bicentennial website, built by Easy Designs. That’s it for now. I need more coffee before I head out to work.


  1. I used to be fearless

    Back when I first started and up until a few years ago, I was fearless. I used to be able to write posts easily and hit publish without worrying about it. That’s different now. I’m not sure exactly when or how but things changed. I got quiet. I stopped posting. I took down my site. I deleted […]

    Post date: Monday, August 18th, 2014

  2. More rebuilding

    While I’ve been working to get this site back up, I’ve also been doing a lot of rebuilding in other places. I’m working on getting used to blogging again. I’m trying to get used to publishing more than just 140 characters or a photo with a short caption. I used to do this all the […]

    Post date: Sunday, August 17th, 2014

  3. Reading list – 8/9/2014

    I read a lot of articles. I share a lot of articles. I’m going to start compiling lists of my favorites and posting them here weekly-ish. HTTPS as a ranking signal - In case you missed it, Google is changing the way they rank pages and sites, again. Tweetstorm: How a UX Generalist is more valuable […]

    Post date: Monday, August 11th, 2014

  4. On Web Typography

    I just received my copy of “On Web Typography” by Jason Santa Maria, released by A Book Apart this week. I’ve already started reading it. So far, I’m enjoying it. I’ve seen Jason Santa Maria speak at An Event Apart twice and read the other 10 books from ABA. He was brilliant, the books have […]

    Post date: Sunday, August 10th, 2014