Moving back into the country has been on my todo list ever since I left it 10 years ago. A little over a month ago, that goal was achieved when my family and I moved from our suburban home to a house three miles outside of city limits on 11 acres of land. Two of […]
Author / Pippin
Abundant research has been done that shows the value of green space within our cities. The presence of green can have a profoundly positive effect on the mental and physical health of a city’s citizens. Unfortunately the total green space within cities tends to shrink as a population grows. While there are examples of cities […]
As the brewery project my brother and I are working on progresses, the time comes to buy equipment, some of which includes a large series of wood barrels from wineries and distilleries from around the country. Today I drove to Grace Hill Winery, a local winery just an hour from the brewery, to pick up the […]
At one time or another, we all face difficult decisions. Today I was faced with one of the most difficult and heart-wrenching decisions I’ve had put before me. Shortly after making a final decision, one that I’m sure will continue to haunt me for months to come, I remembered something I wrote many years ago. As poetry […]
The Rocky mountains have a special place in my heart, having spent a lot of time exploring them during my childhood. To wrap up my trip to Denver for WordCamp Denver, 2016, my wife and I took our two kids for a short hike at O’Fallon Park, 45 minutes west of Denver. It’s an area […]
I, like millions of others, make my living in front of a screen. For 8 to 12 hours every day, I am glued to it, information flowing from its luminescent glow in through my eyes to my brain.
There is something wonderful about mulberries. Their flavor is minimal, they stain everything, but they always remind of great childhood memories when my brother and sisters would spend all day picking and eating the purple berries.