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  • A Deepness in the Sky

    A Deepness in the Sky

    Here’s my review of A Deepness in the Sky by Vernor Vinge. I’m not leaving reviews on Goodreads anymore, but it felt like this deserved a mention somewhere publicly. Five stars. Highly recommended. Would read again. I picked up A Deepness in the Sky on a rainy day Oak Island friends beach trip after looking…

  • Just Because

    Just Because

  • David Byrne – Heroes with Choir! Choir! Choir!

    David Byrne – Heroes with Choir! Choir! Choir!

    I came across this amazing video posted by Choir! Choir! Choir! and thought it was worth sharing. Can you imagine being part of something like this? I’ve had a soft spot for Talking Heads ever since some friends of mine started a Talking Heads cover band long ago.

  • Wedding Photos

    Kat and I had our wedding reception last year in August and we’ve finally sorted through the photos and picked a few of our favorites. Check out the link to the photographer page for Burns Wedding Photos.

  • Mom’s Christmas Cookies

    Here is a Christmas cookie recipe that’s been passed down for a few generations. I’m assuming my mom got this one from my great grandmother. These cookies wind up being soft and delicious. They’re rolled out and easily cut into all sorts of fun shapes to fit the holidays. Cookie Ingredients 1 cup – Lard…

  • Radiolab – Single Transferrable Vote

    This morning I’ve had my mind blown, listening to Podcasts on the drive in to work. You should listen to Radiolab’s Tweak the Vote podcast on ranked choice voting, or “Single Transferrable Vote”. I heard about California’s idea for ranked choice voting a few years back and it caught into my brain, but I never…

  • Hiking: New Hope Creek North

    The adventure on tap for today was to find a hiking trail that was close to home that we haven’t hiked before. We’re lucky in the Durham area to be so close to Duke Forest and the Eno river. After a bit of online searching with coffee and couch time, we settled on New Hope…

  • Recipe – Alton Brown’s Aged Eggnog

    Alton Brown’s Aged Eggnog This is a great tasting, boozy eggnog recipe worth saving and worth making year after year. We’ve let this one age up to 3 months with great results. Our secret has been re-purposing beer growlers (glass jugs) to age the nog. I’ve done a double batch before, but separating two dozen…

  • Things You Won’t Learn on My LinkedIn Profile

    I had to do a little introduction exercise when I moved over to the marketing team as a Tech Marketing Engineer. I had to share some things you wouldn’t learn on my LinkedIn Profile with the team. I thought it was fun to walk through and worth reposting here! I just married the woman of…

  • Fiber Repair