May 31 2017 - 9:15pm -

Working on making a firewood Kiln!

Apr 12 2017 - 5:05am -

Second day of warm weather... actually strange seeing students sitting outside or throwing a Frisbee.

Feb 28 2017 - 1:29pm -

Feb 16 2017 - 11:43am -

VNS transplant.... intersting and scary. Might be worth it, just from getting off half the meds.

Feb 12 2017 - 8:25pm -

Its been dumping snow since dinner time, supposed to end up leaving 26" before it stopped tomorrow evening >sign<

Feb 12 2017 - 8:25pm -

Its been dumping snow since dinner time, supposed to end up leaving 26" before it stopped tomorrow evening >sign<

Feb 2 2017 - 6:39pm -

First inspection of the new house! Will be the first time NOT living off of city water and sewage... never thought ide be a well water guy. Its 22 outside


Jan 31 2017 - 8:36pm -

Trump Impeachment underway BY July 4th 2017, open bet

Jan 24 2017 - 3:49am -

Ice Pellets, ice accumulations, coastal flooding, and Gale wind speed advisory in effect until 1 pm

Jan 17 2017 - 7:30pm -

First dead car battery in Maine... Pam's palm-sized jumpstarter worked in seconds!

Jan 6 2017 - 10:43pm -

Snow, ice, and Lyme...

Nov 21 2016 - 7:42am -
UGH - last nighty I found a tick burrowed completly under the skin. With NO urgent care facilities within 40mins and Kyan sound asleep - i decided to leave the thing in me until morning and not risk a botched removal. Pam is out of town so I had no choice but to try and sleep. Worst.

Nov 19 2016 - 7:39am -

First Maine rouck hounding with Kyan! Heading out to two quarys known for turmaline and gem quality quartz in Topsham.

Nov 9 2016 - 7:35am -

The SAD Light arrived last night. I sat in front of the thing, 12" from my face as instructed, after dinner... couldnt fall asleep until 3:00am. HAS to be a plecebo but I'm still beat.

Nov 5 2016 - 5:59am -

Instead of a SAD light - will a large photoframe of a rolling surf at a tropical beach work mounted in a picture frame work? What about a large art or medical lightbox with a transparent gel with a similar photo?

Oct 30 2016 - 7:51pm -

The night before Kyan's AntMan Halloween! Gotta pack for Boston tomorrow. Getting colder in Maine, frost on the windshield and my car heater needed some circuit board soldering today...rusty skills but it worked.

Oct 14 2016 - 10:27am -

15mins before a meeting, face started to go numb and comprehending speech got tough. Amazing how you can power through a meeting by watching others body language and grasping a noun or two. 

Oct 13 2016 - 7:27am -

Its only half way through the workday and 3 people ended their meeting/chat/email with 'Cheer'. Gonna start using 'Mabuhay' today.

Oct 10 2016 - 8:11pm -

A few hours away from our 13th wedding anniversary!...

Oct 3 2016 - 12:32pm -

A Mainey fall weekend. Kyan's slumpy posture as the goalie, watched a lame street performer with a bunch of Home Depot stuff on his face at the Freeport Chowder Cook-off, went to another fall/farm fair - saw an apple press demo and corn husk dolls... I feel like Dwight Schrute.

Aug 21 2016 - 12:27pm -

First day golfing in my new hometown of Freeport Maine. The weirdest hole - had one tee box set but it featured separate Men's and Women's GREENS.

Aug 18 2016 - 12:29pm -

B-Day seafood lunch on the river! — with Pam Barry-Santos at Sea Dog Brewing Company Topsham.

Aug 5 2016 - 3:48am -

► ...and a new bike. Excited about the "Portland Escape Room". The mystery room awaits for a work retreat next week. We will also be taking Personality Inventories - stay tuned for those revelations. I'm obsessed with PIs right now 

Jul 24 2016 - 12:26pm -

Popham beach. In just a few hours, the land bridge vanishes from the little island... plenty of time to bury Daddy — with Pam Barry-Santos at Popham Beach.

Jul 15 2016 - 7:37pm -

► 07/15/16 - Kyan just got outfitted with his first fishing rig at L.L. Bean! Nicer than any rod/reel ive ever had.

Jul 15 2016 - 12:25pm -

Decided it was time for a little psychoanalysis of my new coworkers. Who says what when I grow my thrift store ceramic clown collection by one figurine a week... — at University of New England, Portland, Me. Friday night dinner with the family at Harraseeket Lunch and lobster.

Jul 13 2016 - 7:40pm -

► 07/13/16 - Still unpacking... trying not to panic from not know where all my stuff is

Jul 5 2016 - 12:24pm -
Between the overwhelming unpack - we managed to get out twice to see the parade and to grab our first set of "Wicked Whoopie Pies" before the wonderful fireworks. Whoopie Pies are gross

Jul 5 2016 - 11:15am -

Hmmm. First day commuting from  Freeport, though it would have felt a lot shorter as its half the distance than Im used to. First Photoshop prank today... too bad this content type doesnt allow image attachments. ToDo

Jul 3 2016 - 11:10am -

OMG - Only day three into the unpacking from the cubes to the townhouse and I feel like an actor in a "Ive fallen..." commercial.

Jun 28 2016 - 10:36am -

2 Fresh cod sandwiches for $2.50 day! Dead laptop - replacing the harddrive tonight.

Jun 21 2016 - 12:10pm -

Bought some 1940's painting repro of a boy holding a poodle. I hung it up twom weeks ago to get my coworkers unfiltered reactions. Someone just freaked out - saying that the same painting was in his childhood bedroom... errrr

Jun 20 2016 - 8:34pm -

Pam's first day working in Portland! Celebrated with a nice dinner across from campus, fresh cod sandwiches - 2 for $2.50! 

Jun 20 2016 - 12:20pm -

Kyan gets a fish with his new gear trolling from the kayak, Happy Grandpa! 

Jun 6 2016 - 4:38pm -

All good so far at the new job, just lots of projects going simultaneously. Acquia Cloud support isnt getting back to me...

May 28 2016 - 4:46pm -

First hike in the famous Lewiston Thorncrag bird sanctuary. Came home with a tick on my face  >ugh<

May 27 2016 - 12:23pm -

May 27- "Hello old friend!" the Hylander arrives in front of the office in a light drizzle. Cant wait to break up with the rent a car.

May 17 2016 - 4:43pm -

Gotta fix a Wordpress problem... without knowing Wordpress... without a login... without ftp access... 

May 11 2016 - 12:18pm -
J's Oyster Bar. My favorite place - can't believe i didn't get this when you said this -perfect mix of lawyers and lobsterman - perfect!

May 5 2016 - 7:53pm -

Job is cool. I would say fast pace but that paints a technically challenging vibe. The job can be Drupal challenging, errr Ide say 15% of the task having me digging for solutions, another 15% are insta-easy, and the remainder 70% are crazy things that have nothing to do with Drupal or design. Printer jams, admining software I've never used, or trying to figure out some new personalities.

Apr 26 2016 - 2:12pm -

In the frantic process of dealing with a moving start date of a job in a differnt state!

Apr 22 2016 - 7:40pm -

Um... emergency call to make. The job in Maine needs me out there by May 9th, a month earlier than an impossible date.

Apr 20 2016 - 7:35pm -

Back home and prepping for the uprooting and cross-country trek to Maine by June 6th! Where to begin....

Apr 18 2016 - 2:20pm -

Lobster roll #2 and Interview day with the UNE communications team. Amazing people... I could see myself here. Handshake offer accepted!

Apr 14 2016 - 7:44pm -

First UNE staff meeting. Some dude just came into my office and asked me to put on doctors scrubs for a photoshoot. Weird, or home....

Apr 13 2016 - 2:15pm -

Just finished first chat with an interested University looking for a web manager - they called and asked if I would fly cross country for an interview in 3 days. Sounds like "Craigs list - the Movie"

Apr 7 2016 - 9:06pm -

I'm seeing more and more companies adding the "Paragraphs" module to their Drupal site. I'm going to dabble and report back...

Apr 6 2016 - 11:15pm -

The scanning is almost done  but now I need to build a place to access them. Endless. Need to figure out the voice to node create thing for adding fleeting ideas as pages from the car when they pop to mind. Yeah...

Apr 4 2016 - 11:22pm -

 I have to pull the trigger and scan all my important letters and awards and squirt the data up to the cloud, then trash the paper!

Apr 3 2016 - 9:15am -

Face dictation? It was very weird chatting with the guys after a golf round, then not being able to write fuildly moments later. Dabbing with a small mobile web page app that records audio while it displays a person who reacts when you speak. More later.

Apr 1 2016 - 10:27am -

April 1st - infamous day for my family, I have to remember the date when taking calls from my family. Almost through the day and I'm sucker free.

Mar 31 2016 - 4:21pm -

Ive never blogged anything before. The whole idea sounds passe` unless you really have something to say, which I don't at the moment. Blog experiment... commence