The squirrelwas in the oak tree and the dogs were barking. I went over to check it out. He was in the tree, just looking down. So I shook a branch to try to get him to jump to the roof. Well, it worked, except he missed and fell to the ground. He quickly jumped… Continue reading Squirrel

Michigan Skiing

Another successful skiing weekend in the books. This time we stayed in Cadillac and skied Caberfae and Crystal Mountain. Both resorts were good, and offered great skiing despite above freezing temperatures. it was easier to find a good mix of easy, intermediate and difficult runs serviced by the same lift at Crystal Mountain, so that… Continue reading Michigan Skiing

Farming in the desert

Interesting how I’ve always been impressed by the desert farms whenever I’ve seen them from the air. Big patches of green out in the empty gray desert. Rectangles and big circles, perfectly laid out for big irrigation systems. I still know they help feed the world, but in light of the droughts in Western US,… Continue reading Farming in the desert

Winter recreation

We went to Mt Holly for our first ski day of the season. We have not had much winter yet, so conditions were less than great and it was crowded. We still had fun though.

Winter swim

While staying with my parents in their new apartment in Grenaa, I went to the beach for a quick swim. It was cold, but invigorating, and definitely something I would do regularly if I lived closer to the ocean.


Simon and I had a great weekend together at Miami of Ohio University for the 2022 Mako Holiday Spirit Classic. Simon swam well; it was one of his best meets ever, and it culminated in his first Sectionals cut in a very well swum 100 backstroke. Here are videos of his swims