And this is my blog.
It’s where I practice creative writing, share my thoughts on a range of issues, and post countless photos I’ve taken over the years.
In real life, I’m a computer scientist and researcher, pushing the bounds of on-line collaboration and social networking and developing technologies that bring diverse communities together. I’ve created award-winning systems that lots and lots of people use every day. It’s a pretty awesome day job.
But that leaves nights and weekends free, which provides plenty of time to pursue my other passions.
I’m also the founder and Editor of DCSki.com, an on-line winter sports publication and community. DCSki receives millions of hits per year, and I’ve written hundreds of serious news articles over there. (Still waiting for that Pulitzer.) On my blog, I sometimes kick back and write satire.
I am always juggling my time between many passions, exercising the right and left side of my brain. I love exploring the outdoors, whether it’s on foot, on skis, on a mountain bike or in a kayak. Drop me into a National Park and I’m a happy camper. Hand me a camera and I’m even happier.
I also love to travel. Road trips are my favorite, and I’ve traveled to every continental state except North Dakota (Fargo, you are in my sights! No, not really.) In the next couple years, I hope to travel to Hawaii, explore parts of Europe, and take a road trip to Nova Scotia.
I shoot a range of styles from nature photography to photojournalism and sports photography. My photography continues to evolve; it’s pretty easy to see the evolution over the course of this blog.
I also write. A lot.
And I enjoy constructing musical notes into sequences which can best be described as “not altogether unpleasing,” primarily on the keyboard, but occasionally on the drums, and more recently on the electric guitar. (My neighbors surely appreciate this.)
Feel free to drop me an e-mail. You can find my address here.