Latest Posts

Disseminators of information must adapt to the culture of the consumer

14/09/2018 | No Comments

We definitely pushed ourselves on this first day but all was good. The second day took us through Marial to the Tucker Flat Trailhead in order to head up the West Fork of Mule Creek. I came across a blog article

Read more

Wild Rogue Loop

14/09/2018 | No Comments

My backpacking companion had a few weeks off at the beginning of May and I’m still retired until June so we searched for a challenging early season backpacking trip. Looking for a loop with good temps, flowers and minimal bugs

Read more

The North Olympic Coast

14/09/2018 | No Comments

I entered into the planning for this year’s backpacking trip with friends with some trepidation. They wanted to do a coastal trip and we have always talked about venturing into the Olympic peninsula so why not put together a 5 day

Read more

The Great Potential of SAP HANA

14/09/2018 | No Comments

The experiment with integrating SAP HANA into teaching and research here at Missouri S&T is paying off. Last week I observed our Business and Information Technology, BIT, students presenting their ERP Simulation projects to a team from Deloitte SAP Service Line. What caught my eye

Read more

Great Possibilities for my New CIO Role

13/03/2016 | No Comments

I just finished up a visit to Western Washington University where I will be the Interim CIO for a year starting June 20th. I pleased to say that I am very excited about the prospects for the job and the university. Once I

Read more

Introducing our New Aussie, Brook

26/01/2016 | No Comments

At the end of my Timberline to Cascade Locksbackpacking segment I was crushed by the news that my beloved dog, Abby, had died unexpectedly. Abby was 12+ and not able to backpack with me any longer, but losing

Read more

Helping to Launch MacHub

27/12/2015 | No Comments

I’m finished backpacking for a while so I have some time before I jump back into the IT world of higher education. This gives me the opportunity to volunteer full-time in support of a worthy non-profit that is

Read more

I Lost to the Lost Coast

06/12/2015 | No Comments

Ready for the Lost Coast I headed into my Lost Coast Trail backpacking trip confident that I would accomplish my goal to hike from Mattole Trailhead to Shelter Cove

Read more

Psyched to Backpack the Lost Coast Trail

20/11/2015 | No Comments

I am so grateful that I live near an ocean which provides the type of climate buffering conducive for backpacking. The “Lost Coast Trail” in the King Range National Conservation

Read more

Hopes and Fears for Xfinity WiFi

09/11/2015 | No Comments

Have you experienced Xfinity WiFi? Maybe positive, maybe annoying, but if you touch it once you will need to deal with it. At first I saw this WiFi SSID named xfinitywifi as intriguing, I tried to connect not knowing my Comcast account info

Read more