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My First Attempt at Time Lapse Photography

Mar 15, 2014 - Uncategorized - 2 Comments - Standard

Inspired by this stunning time lapse video of Yosemite National Park by photographers Colin Delehanty and Sheldon Neill, I decided to try to create my own time lapse photography. I have experimented in the past with the high speed camera on my iPhone (not exactly professional-grade equipment, but fun nonetheless), but I have no experience with time […]

February Book Recommendations

Mar 06, 2014 - Books - 0 Comments - Standard

I am a voracious reader, and I read several books every month. Each month, I will give a short list of recommendations based on books I’ve read recently. I will try to keep the list limited to books I’ve read within the last 30 days as much as I can. The main reason I want […]

Best Post Workout Shake Ever

Feb 26, 2014 - Fitness - 0 Comments - Standard

One of the key components of any great workout is the post workout shake. Delivery of amino acids and other nutrients to your muscles after a workout is essential for reducing recovery time and promoting muscle protein synthesis. The problem with protein shakes is that the powder is usually hard to mix and they rarely […]

9 Ways To Be More Physically Active With Busy Schedule

Feb 25, 2014 - Fitness - 0 Comments - Standard

For most of us, our daily schedules are pretty full and hectic. We may go to the gym sometimes, or even regularly, but the rest of the day is often spent sitting in a chair in front of a computer screen. But you don’t have have to sacrifice physical activity during your busy day. Here […]

2014 Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine

Feb 24, 2014 - Beer - 0 Comments - Standard

Stone Brewing Company in Escondito, California announced today the release of their 2014 Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine. The beer will be available in 22 oz. bombers in select Stone markets across the county beginning today.

My Daily Habits

Feb 24, 2014 - Productivity - 0 Comments - Standard

I am always interested in ways in which I can become more productive and get more out of each day. There are countless blog posts and articles online about the daily habits of highly successful people. I find a lot of inspiration in reading them and I try to incorporate some of those habits into […]

Why I Hate the Term Guilty Pleasure

Feb 21, 2014 - Music - 0 Comments - Standard

When I am in my office, I find it difficult to concentrate and focus when it is too quiet, so I almost always have music playing. In fact, Spotify is usually one of the first programs I open on my computer each morning. I mostly listen to alternative/indie rock, but my taste in music varies […]

Why I Have Not Been Blogging

Feb 20, 2014 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

I once again find myself writing another of those, “it’s been a while” posts where I blog about how I have not been blogging recently. I’m not sure exactly what happened along the way, but at some point I just stopped writing. Part of the reason for not writing is that I have not been […]

Two Brothers Tap House

May 14, 2013 - Beer - 1 Comments - Standard

This past weekend I took a very brief trip to the Chicago area for a good friend’s graduation. My wife and I received a call Friday night informing us that our hotel reservation for the next day in Bolingbrook, Illinois could not be honored because the hotel had an issue with flooding. After re-booking at […]

Oskar Blues G’Knight Imperial Red IPA

Apr 23, 2013 - Beer - 1 Comments - Standard

I’ve grown quite fond of Oskar Blues’ beer since the became available in Columbus last year. Dale’s Pale Ale is a great go-to beer, and Gubna is an absolutely incredible Imperial IPA (which I had a for the first time a couple days ago and will write about shortly). Tonight though, I’m drinking Oskar Blues […]