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Oh, hello. How are you? No, I insist, come in, and don’t worry about your shoes. It’s not that muddy out there. Seriously. Can I get you something to drink? Water? Home-brewed coffee? Is it noon yet? ’cause we have a selection of wine and beer, too.

I’m sorry it took me awhile to get to the door. I was upstairs working and sometimes can’t hear the doorbell very well, especially if I’m jacked into audio. I’ve been working from home for 20 years as a web designer and front-end developer. I’ve written a book about remote work, created artofworkingremotely.com and moderate a weekly twitter #remotechat. Anything beyond that you can get from stalking me on LinkedIn.

You said just water, right? Here you go.

Yeah, my home office is pretty nice. Snowball keeps me company up there during the day, and in the morning and evenings, Amy is working in her Emoticakes kitchen just across the way. I built her web site for her, too. You know, if you ever need a cake, or cookies, or cookie dough, ring her up. I’m always down for cookie dough, but she usually bakes it into cookies for her clients.

I talked about work, but really I think of myself as a creative. I love acting, playing guitar and singing, writing, and musing about pretty much anything on this web site. I do a bit of illustration and post a lot of my stuff on dribbble, too. Oh, in 2016 I did this thing I called #365DayDraw, just to force myself to be creative every day. It turned out pretty cool.

Oh, that in there? That’s our home gym. Yeah, we’re pretty into fitness. Early in our marriage, my wife and I chose a fitness challenge for the year. Our first one was to bike around Cayuga Lake. On mountain bikes. Oof, that hurt. I almost quit halfway through, but we made it. Since then, we’ve not been so formal around a single goal, choosing rather several challenges throughout the year. I write about fitness and running a lot, and also about swimming and hiking. Amy also writes a lot about her fitness exploits at skirtrunner.com. She’s also a middle school teacher and built a pretty comprehensive site for her middle school math classes.

Did you want more water? Man, you must have been thirsty. Here I am going on about myself, and I’ve not asked you anything about yourself? So, what brings you here?

Oh, really.


Well, that’s embarrassing.

So you just want … directions? To Taughannock, of course.

Okay, you came up on 96, and you really wanted 89 coming out of Ithaca. It’s okay, I can draw you a map. You probably know that Taughannock is the tallest single-drop waterfall east of the Rocky Mountains. Right. Well, that should do it for you. Oh, and if you have any questions while you’re there, totally go check out taughannock.us. Yeah, I built that.

Right. You have to go. Well, it’s been fun. Thanks for stopping by!