I'm a professional technical writer with... hobbies. Lots and lots of hobbies. A selection of my most active hobbies, of late:


I'm strictly an amateur photographer, and my favorite subjects are landscapes and wildlife. I'm not much good at the wildlife thing yet, probably because I lack the patience, so most of my best photos are landscapes, with an occasional air show thrown in just for fun.

Latest photo share: Alligator Swimming in Evening Light

Latest photography article: Tips for Landscape Photography in Coastal Texas


Whenever I can get away from Houston's heat and humidity, I do! I'm not picky, either. A lot of my recent trips have just been out to Arizona to visit family (I'm on a first-name basis with most places along I-10...), though I occasionally make it slightly farther afield.

Recent places of interest:

Web Development

I like to build stuff just because I can, but I tend to work at it in fits and starts. Some of my recent projects include:

  • a really lousy RSS reader (seriously, I refuse to even share a link to that)
  • a proof-of-concept image gallery with no management system; it pulls metadata straight out of the image
  • a task and equipment management application for a boat or other small facility

Latest web dev article: Using PHP to extract a single value from a CSV file

Home Tech

I'm always on the lookout for great ways to manage multimedia and automate my life. Aren't we all? That said, I'm no early adopter; I've been on the wrong side of format wars and compatability battles too often for that ;) When I find a great product, though, I love to share, and when I solve a problem, I'll sometimes share the solution.

Latest home technology article: Why I Just Love Plex

Miscellaneous Others

I also like to spin thread and weave fabric, play with my aquarium, tease the dog, and muck about in the garden.

And sometimes I get chores done around the house. Sometimes ;)