This is the page for anything that doesn't belong elsewhere. Basically, any non-programming related topics.


I do most of the cooking around my house. Here are some of my favorites.

(T=tablespoon, t=teaspoon, C=cup)

Stuffed JalapeƱos
Beyond cream cheese!
Elk Pot Roast
When I have been lucky enough to have a freezer full of cow elk, I like to make this. Substitute your favorite ruminant herbivore if you can't get elk (for this, probably a beef chuck roast).
Gin Fizz
A Christmas tradition in my house.
  • 4oz gin
  • 5oz half & half
  • 4oz sweet & sour mix
  • 2oz club soda
  • 1oz orange juice
  • 3t sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • Mix with ice in a blender.
Chicken Marinade
A quick and easy 1-hour (or less, in a pinch) marinade I use often on grilled boneless-skinless chicken thighs.
  • 1/3C soy sauce
  • 2T sweet chili sauce
  • 1T sesame oil
  • 1T rice vinegar
  • 1t garlic powder


I have been playing guitar since I was about 13. I have an '86 Yamaha CG-130 and an '86 Kramer Focus 1000 with a Floyd Rose tremolo, both bought new. I also recently acquired an '84 Guild acoustic (not pictured). I'm a lefty. The small size acoustic on the left is my daughter's.

Here are a few poorly recorded, unedited jams - just a cheap PC mic that came with a soundcard and Windows' Sound Recorder. These are original compositions, warts and all.

My guitars


My wife made Instagrams for our dogs: @two_steps_up and @apollo_life_az

Dogs Dogs

Two-Step passed away at age 13 in July 2018. Then we got Abby! She shares Apollo's insta.


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