Tag: walking

iOS 11 has a new feature, well, new to us iPhone users. You can set the phone up to sense when you are moving above a certain speed. If it detects this, it will place your phone in Do Not Disturb mode and will, if enabled, send a text message to anyone who texts you to indicate that you are driving and you’ll respond to them when it’s safe to do so. I have this enabled on my phone. There…

Wow! I’ve not been here in a while. I’m still doing my daily walks and there are lots of things running around in my head, but work has been interesting. Lots of things have changed. The first major thing was that MLBAM (Major League Baseball Advanced Media) split into two companies, MLBAM and BAMTech. Then, Disney came in and bought a majority stake on our streaming company, BamTech. During these past few months I’ve been trying to learn a new-to-me…

It’s days like this, hot and humid days, when I think of the mountains, frequently. I think of how nice and cool it is atop of Mt. Mitchell, the highest peak east of the Mississippi River – right here in little ol’ North Carolina. I was up there a few weeks ago. It was 90+ in Charlotte, but atop of Mt. Mitchell, a nice, cool 58, or so. It was lovely and a bit chilly. However, thanks to one Willis…

These piles of mulch were formerly a wall of trees that lined S. Tryon St. I passed them every day. Occasionally, I saw a hawk alight on the telephone lines near the street or saw several deer as they bounded through the brush. One day, I noticed a group of surveyors with their tools, marking here and there, taking measurements, a sure sign of changes that were about to happen. I’ve seen it several times before! Within a few short…

While I was in Antigua, I put quite a few miles on the old sneakers, or should I say, quite a few kilometers. In fact, when I looked back at that week, from Sunday to Saturday, I put in 99 kilometers, or about 25 loops around Antigua. Antigua is a nice 1 Km x 1 Km, so about 4 km, or 2.5 miles around the parameter. Some mornings I walked all the way around, others, I went street by street…

I was walking in McDowell Nature Preserve and literally almost stepped on this fella. He was just sitting there by the edge of the road and I happened to notice him. I was wondering if he was dead or injured, but he didn’t seem like it. I stopped took a few pictures from a distance and got closer and closer and closer and he didn’t move. Finally, my phone was about 2 inches from his nose and he decided to…

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