Thoughts, ideas, and occasional breakthroughs…

  • Podcast Review: the History of Rome

    If I didn’t say it before, I’ll say it again: I love history.  The more, the merrier.  A few months ago, I stumbled upon The History of Rome podcast.  It starts at the actual - mythical - theories onto how Rome started, and it ends in year 476 with the exile of Romulus Augustulus.  You must practice patience because...

  • Backpacking Tent Review: Hilleberg Anjan 2

    A couple of months back I decided to bite the bullet and order a new three-season backpacking tent.  There are a ton out there - in every budget range and representing any feature.  I settled on a Hilleberg Anjan 2.

  • Podcast Review: Hardcore History - Dan Carlin

    Alright, I will say it: I love history.  It is inspiring to learn about what people have accomplished, how they have done it, the good, the bad, and the ugly.  I am not talking about the sugar-coated history either.  I love learning about the villains and the things that were left out of the high school history books.

  • Put down your phone - but then pick it up

    At the bus stop – on my way home from work – there are usually about 30-50 people waiting for their respective buses. At least 90% of the people have their neck craned and their head down looking into their phone. This is usually the saddest part of my day.