Regular Life

Regular Life

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

No Plan for Devil’s Eyebrow

We wanted to explore a new Natural Area that had been dedicated in 2012. There were no trail maps, no directions explaining where to see the best spots. No GPS coordinates for waterfalls or cascades. Nothing saying, “then turn left here.” (click any image to enlarge) It was January, 2015, and the directions I found… (read more)

I Got Them Dancing

Back in my high school days in the 1980s, despite my mullet I listened to a variety of music. My hairstyle just happened to fit one of those types–cranked out by what many call “black t-shirt” bands. A friend of my brother once called it “that long-haired shit.” A friend who was into the modern… (read more)

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)