Regular Life

Regular Life

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. – Robert Frost

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Failing to Impress Me

Every few years, I try Linux again. I like the idea of a free OS, and the last time I installed it I ran it on my laptop for two years. It served me well until I used the recovery disks to put Windows Vista back on it and sell it cheap to a friend… (read more)

Feeling Dumb with SmartMusic

The school my son attends touted SmartMusic as a great way for children to learn their instruments. I can see it helping him in some ways, but I do have some reservations about it. That is for another time. Right now, I’m here to help anyone else seeing this error: UnknownNetworkError (99) loading https://account.makemusic.com/OpenId/Provider: Connection… (read more)

A Belated Birthday Dedication Letter

Chris, Ever since we were–what, 7?–I have known that your birthday was either September 9 or 11. Then that thing happened, and the date was forever solidified in my brain. It isn’t 9 or 11, it’s 9-11. Numbers aside, I’m glad we’re still friends, and lately I’m realizing how much our friendship shaped who I… (read more)

The First Buffalo National River Trip I Planned

Last summer I returned to one of my favorite places — the Buffalo National River, and five friends from Texas joined me. At age 44, it would be my first time on the Buffalo with anyone other than my family. When these guys originally asked me to get a trip together back in May, I… (read more)