Vieux Carré

Vieux Carré

A New Orleans original, the Vieux Carré challenges the Manhattan for king of the boozy cocktails.

Books I Read in 2018

A full accounting of the 29 books I read in 2018.

BioLite HeadLamp

Gear Alert: BioLite HeadLamp on Kickstarter

TheBioLite HeadLamp is a lightweight, small form factor, rechargeable light source perfect for camping and hiking.

The Margarita


The Margarita is a drink that has competing claims of origination and a multitude of recipes. Featured here is the simplest.

What’s In My Think Tank 10 Bag

People have been asking me what sort of goodies I carry with me in my Think Tank 10 Cable Management bag. So here goes.

The Manhattan


When it comes to bold, boozy drinks, the Manhattan is king.

Cool Tools Podcast Appearance

An Appearance on the Cool Tools Podcast

Recently I was a guest on the Cool Tools podcast where I presented four cool tools I find useful and hope others will too. Give it a listen!

The Daiquiri


The Daiquiri is a simple yet elegant cocktail—and one well worth drinking.

Basil Smash

Basil Smash

The Basil Smash is a great and flavorful summer sipping cocktail.

Boldr Expedition Everest

Adventure Watch: Boldr Expedition Everest

Presenting the Boldr Expedition Everest, an automatic field watch with rugged good looks.

  • I Have Your Heart

    Family Play List: I Have Your Heart

    “I Have Your Heart ” is one o our favorite songs from the family playlist.

  • Filter Face-Off: Flickr v Instagram v Twitter

    Instagram v Twitter v Flickr: Filter Face-Off!

    I thought it might be interesting to see how the filters on Instagram, Twitter, and Flickr stack up.

  • Red Hulk: Resolution

    Earlier this year my daughters and I started an epic adventure to buy Red Hulk Volume 1 from a local store. And while the adventure itself was indeed epic, it comes to a rather boring end: I bought it from Amazon.

  • L.A. Beer Week 2012

    One Man, 14 Beers: An Afternoon at L.A. Beer Week

    One Sunday in 2012, I spent a few hours at Union Station drinking beer in the hot sun during the 4th Annual L.A Beer Week Festival.

  • Growning Up Packers

    Growing Up Packers: Memories of Bad Calls

    So now the real referees are back on the job officiating the NFL (and none too soon). But I’ll be honest — I’m going to miss the replacements.

  • John Muir at Mirror Lake

    John Muir Trail Encounters: Mama Bear & Monkey

    Inside the Stone Hut at Muir Pass, I met Heather (trail name “Mama Bear”) and Sierra (trail name “Monkey”), a mother-and-daughter team who were hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) together.