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  1. The Pittsburgh List

    A life full of activity is a fulfilling one. So the saying doesn't go. I made it up. And now that I have a car in the City of Steel I can fill my days with activities beyond food festivals and coffee shops. Here is a list of adventures now …

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  2. Chaco Canyon

    I'm writing this post several months from when I visited Chaco Canyon. I visited Chaco Canyon in the first week of February on my drive up from Albuquerque to Monitcello. This was a beautiful drive.

    I was listening to Brave New World as I passed valley and mountain. It just …

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  3. One thing I miss from Mercury

    It's been a year since I've written any Mercury (the purely logic/functional programming language), but there's one feature I miss. It's nothing fancy, and certainly one of the less interesting features Mercury has to offer.

    The Problem

    To understand this particular feature let's look at where other languages fail …

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  4. Driving to Flagstaff

    A storm rolled in before I left Apple Valley.

    One thing the West has that the East doesn't is independent drive-thru restaurants and beverage stands. Ever since New Mexico I've been seeing coffee trucks and smoothie wagons. I've also seen a good number of drive-thru Mexican restaurants. All of them …

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  5. Kanab, UT (round 2)

    We headed out for a casual day of hiking in the Kanab region. We visited the Toadstools Hoodoos, the Belly of the Dragon, and Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park.

    The first is a short hike, with just a few cool rock formations. I was really hoping for more of …

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