April 1, 2022


When I was young, my sister and I would occasionally go over to Grandma and Grandpa Country’s house to visit them after dinner. They would occasionally be watching a nature or such show on WCNY-TV 24, the local PBS station. I thought that’s what older people did.

As I get older, my interest in living outside my little slice of the world has grown. There are so many places I want to see and do. My bucket list overflows. In the meanwhile, I watch videos of life elsewhere, much like my grandparents did.

Here’s a video that was suggested by YouTube: One Day in the Coldest Village on Earth. I should probably watch it again in the middle of July when temperatures are getting close to 120 degrees Fahrenheit in these parts.


The Intense Project at work continues at a frenetic pace. I’ve been working the longest hours I’ve ever worked in my career, aside from the craziness of on-call back in the 2000s. The target date for the project launch is the weekend of the 8th, so hopefully things will settle down soon.

I’ve been daydreaming about escaping the world for a week. I don’t know if I want to camp somewhere in the mountains and forests north of here, go for a meandering drive through small towns in a certain radius around Tucson, or just veg out in a dark room, but I’m looking forward to doing something adventurous that doesn’t involve writing code very soon.