Change is now

I’m in the process of changing things around a bit (a lot, actually). I’m going to deprecate this blog and branch Instantaneous Instances off and it will become my blog-space from now on. II will also absorb Bigwoofs Photography, since I sold the Bigwoofs name when I merged my IT business with Design-PT. It sounds more complicated than it is.

You can get a peek at what I’m working on for the new site at

Summer is crazy

There is so much to write, so much to catch up with since I last posted. It’s a bit overwhelming really.

Let’s see, since March we’ve:

  • entertained/housed no less than 15 different people, including 3 roommates (2 summer interns for various organizations, 1 more permanent resident), several of their co-workers when needed, my parents and my brother Travis, my brother Justin, and a random friend of a friend of one of the roommates who happened to be hitchhiking through Alaska for the summer
  • taken a 2 week vacation to see our friend Mary get married in Vermont, then visited Tyra in Chicago, then spent a few days in San Francisco just for us
  • grown my IT client base to the point that I’m now hiring an employee
  • mostly recovered from the knee injury that’s kept me off the hiking trails for almost 2 years (YAYAYAYAYAY…ahem)
  • had a house built specifically for us to rent, on property with high-tunnel greenhouses, garden space and chickens/ducks/mini pigs/etc. (it’s not finished yet, sometime this winter)

Sadly, I haven’t had much time or inclination to shoot many photographs, though I do have a few that are worth posting. They’re on my iMac at home, not with me for this post, unfortunately.

I’m currently at the Homer Public Library, enjoying some rare quiet time since only one person showed up for my “Using Email” class, and she graciously asked a few questions and left so I could take the rest of the scheduled 2 hours off. It’s an absolutely gorgeous day, after a week+ of cold, rainy weather. Actually, the wind was so bad on Monday, that Justin’s flight to Anchorage was cancelled, so I drove him 90 miles to Kenai so he could catch the last flight from there before his 12:40am departure. Traveling in Alaska is always exciting!

Tonight I’ll be attending the practice session for the local TEDx event that I’ll be taping all day tomorrow. Sunday I’m planning on helping work on the house project.

Does this post seem scattered to you? Welcome to the current state of my mind!