Some people have noted a dearth of posts and podcasts recently. As we move into 2018, I have to confess that 2017 was something of a dumpster fire for me personally (even ignoring world events) given that I had two major surgeries, one in May and one at the end of October. I also lost my job due to company downsizing so have returned to freelancing, which has been surprisingly successful so far.
I had spinal surgery on October 31 to clear up a pinched nerve issue that had been causing severe pain and some numbness in my legs. The surgery appears to be successful — the pain is gone as is most of the numbness. Given the nature of the operation, though, recovery has been slow. This has put a kink in recording and publishing the podcast as well as affecting other writing.
But enough of my troubles. I’m looking forward to 2018. I hope to write more, podcast more, do some gaming, get back on the bike, and travel more, leaving 2017 in the rear-view mirror where it belongs.
One goal I have this coming year is to improve my photography. So I’m actively trying to shoot more. You can see some of the results on my Instagram feed displayed in the sidebar; here are a few examples.