I’ve been blogging like crazy over on Utah Preppers and completely ignoring this one. My passions and interests have shifted in the last year, quite a bit. I’m not sure what’s coming down the road and I hope and pray that it’s not as bad as my imagination thinks it might be. But, I’m pretty sure that it’s going to be pretty bad. I’ve spent a lot of my life learning preparation and survival skills and the Utah Preppers blog gives me a way to share that knowledge with others – hopefully my blogging there will help others.
There are several things I want to update on.
The Juice Diet
My last couple posts were about me being on a juice diet – planned for 40 days. When I started it I promised that if it compromised my health at all I would immediately stop it. Well, five days into it I started passing blood – and stopped the diet. After I stopped I didn’t have any more problems. Something wonderful happened from it though! I’ve been lactose intollerant for many years now, something in the juice diet changed that. Since I spent 5 days only drinking pure juice I’ve been able to consume dairy products without ANY side effects! I also felt pretty great and very energetic after the five days. I plan to do a 5 day fast about once every couple months from now on. It was a nice reboot.
I recently took a full time position with a startup called LaneLinks. We’re a backhaul management company for private fleets. I’m the Director of Technology and while it’s been a tough adjustment to go back to a ‘real job’ it’s been very nice to have a regular, reliable paycheck. We’re building some very cool software that will change an industry that is stuck in the dark ages.
I’m not sure where I want to go with this blog. I’ve changed a lot in the last year. Major trials tend to do that I hear. I’m no longer interested in trying to stay on the bleeding edge of technology. Web 2.0 has almost completely waned as an interest for me. Some friends have said that they miss my tech posts and my views on emerging tech. I don’t think I’ll be doing much of that anymore, maybe sometime down the road though, you never know. I’ve tried to stay away from politics on this blog but lately politics have been really frustrating me and I’ll probably vent about them on here. As I mentioned, preparedness is what has really flared up as a passion for me lately but I’ll keep most of that on a different blog. Politics leads to preparedness and being a technologist means I’m looking at preparedness from that perspective a lot. There are several technological things I’ve been working with in prepping and I’ll probably talk about that here.
People that know me know I’m an avid outdoorsman – that hasn’t changed a bit. I’ve tried to keep my outdoor activities off this blog in the past but I’m thinking I may change that, although I may start using my personal blog for that (I haven’t blogged on that for years). So, we’ll see where this goes.
My family has been through a lot of trials in the last year. I’m planning on writing a post about that soon. My daughter Serenity, who has Leukemia, is doing fairly well right now. She hasn’t had to be admitted to the hospital for several weeks so that is great! Serenity was recently the recipient of the money raised at a charity tweetup at Sundance. I’ll blog more on that later too but we’re very grateful for the communities continued concern and support for our daughter.
I plan to start doing a lot with The Serenity Foundation sometime in March (we are expecting to finish our software project at LaneLinks in Feb). I plan on putting on more blood drives and doing several other things with the foundation. Some people have asked me to put on more of my version of the Utah Geek Dinners – big with presenters, etc. I may do some of that after March as well. Some time ago I talked about doing a wellness bash for Serenity once she was stabilized a bit. Her birthday is in May and spring will be here so I’m thinking of throwing her a community party sometime around then.
I’ve been thinking about putting on another conference. This one would be Prepper and Technology based. It will probably be in late summer or fall of 2009 if I decide to do it. I think it would be a lot of fun.
I think that’s about it, that’s pretty much what’s going on in my life right now. Thanks for still reading my blog after all this time. Hopefully it’s still a little bit interesting.