A Year Of... interesting things

A few years ago, in 2013 to be precise, I have decided to give each year of my life a specific theme and I to spend my spare time that year pursuing that theme.

2013 was supposed to be a year of travel. It was a flop.

2014 was supposed to be a year of adventure. It was: every month I had an adventure, something I have not done before.
Some were insane: Rugged Maniac mud/obstacle run in 40 degrees weather with crazy wind-chill; some were beautiful: sunrise on Haleakalā in Maui; some were head-scratching fun: Newport Pig Cooking Contest; some were exhausting: 5150 Galveston Triathlon; either way, something new happened every month, though, perhaps like most adventures happen anyway, most were not planned.

From there on, I refined it and decided to have each year be a generic theme with a more specific focus, and thus 2015 was a year of learning, with emphasis on music.

More refinement followed, and from the lessons learned in 2015, this blog was born.

Why am I doing this? I honestly don’t know, but it does seem to make my life both more interesting and more grounded.

Meanwhile, here’s some stuff I like and use