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maybe a little crazy

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

We’re kicking off the new year by taking an almost threenager on multiple cross continental and oceanic flights. It’s about time to introduce him to the place where we planted the seeds for our family to grow. We’re hoping the USA is still standing when we get home. We remain dubious. But ever vigilant. Peace […]

the important thing

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

The important thing is to keep reassessing. Where do you want to be? Where are you now? How do you move the two closer together?  

2015 in review

Saturday, January 2nd, 2016

Hi friends, In 2015: I started buying hand-rolled salted butter. I’ll never go back. Love, macnamania

around here in mid-October

Monday, October 13th, 2014

around here we are trying to re-teach a certain seven month old how to take naps. around here I have a pantry stocked with pickles, tomatoes, salsa, jam, and a freezer filled with green beans and chard. The spoils of summer will remain with us for a while. around here there are 20 pounds of […]

Some food for thought

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Just a quick video to spark those creative juices this afternoon.  

Today’s Links

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Building Earth, a bit of background, part 2 I mentioned in part 1 that living in the bush in Tanzania changed my post Peace Corps plans. When I returned to the U.S. in late 2008 I began researching environmental and mechanical engineering graduate degree programs. The following is a mildly edited selection from my personal […]


Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Today I am thankful that my gym is cleaning out the pool, even if it means I won’t be able to use it for the next week.


Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Today I’m thankful for hot showers on chilly nights.


Friday, November 1st, 2013

Today, I am thankful for the fact that no one really cares that I attempted to blog every day in October and then crashed and burned after the first 2 weeks.

too tired

Saturday, October 12th, 2013

I should probably stop waiting until just before bed to actually write. My brain has stopped working. The end.