This is a Now page, and if you have your own site, you should make one, too

I am inspired by those around me and I hope to inspire others.

As of December 2017, I’m living in North Royalton - a southern suburb of Cleveland, Ohio.

My wife, Carrie, and I will be celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary in January, 2018

My daughter Ashley is a freelance writer and currently working as a grant writer.

I joined the dead dad club this year in April. It was quick (good for him, bad for us) but the fallout of living in a world without my father has been rough.

This year I bought my very first new car. I’ll be 50 years old in a few years and have always owned used cars. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with a used car, owning a new car is something of a personal victory for me. And this year I’ve achieved it.

We cut the cord this year and are living off of internet only. It was super-easy during the summer months when nothing is on anyway, but we’re finding that we can figure out a way to watch just about everything we really want to. Plus it takes the focus away from the TV as a chore (as in, “I can’t read this book - I have a whole season of Mr Robot in the DVR!”) and brings it back to an entertainment medium .

Also, this year I finally did a couple of the things I’ve always wanted to do tech-wise. I attended my first Cleveland Givecamp and I attended my first Ohio Linuxfest

Both events have been on my bucket list for a few years and I finally sucked it up, registered and went for it. Both experiences were great and I hope to repeat them yearly.

As part of the above community experiences I have decided to create this vanity-site and use it to post opinion and how-to articles related to my tech interests.