I finished Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See tonight. It’s stunning. Lyrical, gripping, and heartbreaking. πŸ“š

What’s the word on the iOS 12 public beta, friends? Is it ready to run on my daytime phone?

Photo of a bridge spanning a canyon from foreground to background.

The old Bridge over Marble Canyon at Cameron, AZ.

👍 Liked: Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon

via @jrladd

A photo of an art Deco style high school with evening light and mountains behind.

My high school was built as a WPA project and remains this spectacular monument. (Despite taking the original marquee down and replacing it with a ridiculous electronic sign several years ago.)

Three small cups of sake on a wooden tray. The front one is cloudy white from unfiltered rice.  Photo of four "tuna corn" servings laid out on a piece of corn husk: red thin slices of tuna rolled around roasted corn.

Dinner date tonight included a nice sampler of interesting sake, and a dish of local corn with a spicy sauce wrapped in seared tuna. That tuna corn was outstanding.

Last time I went on vacation, I got all relaxed and thought, “sure, I can coach the soccer team.” This time I’m all relaxed and thinking, “maybe I’ll start up a tiny podcast here on my micro.blog.” πŸ‘€

A photo of the sun coming up over mountains, with some wildfire haze.

Morning at mom and dad’s place, northern Utah. We drove here yesterday for a few days of vacation.

A photo of a bottle of Granero Blanco from Wanderlust Brewing.

It’s after five, making today officially a twelve-hour work day. I’m going on vacation and having one of these.

Photo of three record sleeves standing beside a turntable: Achtung Baby, Led Zeppelin III and Moving Pictures.

I got some old favorites for my birthday.

Ever find yourself just really, really looking forward to making tacos tonight?

I probably shouldn’t have skipped lunch?

Photo of Aspen trees in the foreground and dark rain clouds in the background.

Just out for a walk yesterday. I love love the effect of stormy sky with evening sunlight on the foreground.

A photo of a cappuccino in a yellow cup, with a heart poured in the foam.

Today’s cappuccino was good.

Photo of a small snake under a cup.

It was only days ago that a spider made a home in my briefcase, and today there was a snake in the hallway.

Screenshot from the Libby app showing a "the end" banner in the audiobook player.

I finished listing to Borne. I liked it. It definitely draws thematic lines right from Vandermeer’s Southern Reach but reads a little more whole as a story? I think.

Also I love this little touch in the app when it’s finished. Off to check out another audiobook!

My son, staring intently at me:

“Dad, I think I see one gray hair right there by your ear.”

Me: “Oh! Well that’s nice of you to point that out.”

Son: “Never mind, there’s a whole bunch.”

Eight-year-old wisdom is UP FRONT, gang.

Today in Brief Moments of Lizard Brain Terror: reaching into the briefcase pocket where I keep my wallet and ID, just like I do everyday, to find it utterly entombed in spider webs and also occupied by a reasonably large and angry (but harmless) wolf spider.

Heart rate plot for a bike ride showing a whole lot of red zone.

Not gonna lie, there was some suffering on this morning’s spin ride.

Screenshot of the Libby app displaying the control view for the audiobook of Borne.

Picked up Borne in audiobook from my library, using Libby. It’s an intriguing read/listen so far, and I continue to be really happy with how well done Libby is.

Photo looking down into an espresso cup that has just begun to be filled from a portafilter.

It’s three o’clock and I’m working from home today, so that means… Espresso time!

Added the my site to the indieweb web ring , partying like it’s World Wide Web circa 1995!

Big, solid monsoon thunderstorm over town right now, with weather service warning of flooding for the next couple of hours. Time to hunker in with a coffee.

I’m watching “A Quiet Place” and the sound editing makes it utterly gripping.