April 2023

With the neverending winter came another month full of skiing that felt more like the middle of winter than the middle of spring! That, plus the annual family trip to LA for the month, kept me busy for most of the month. Also, the work on sneaky summer projects continues.

A view of the Wasatch mountains covered in snow from Snowbird ski resort
The Wasatch still looking like winter in April
Site Updates

Not many updates to the site this past month. Removed the link to my Mastodon instance because I found myself not updating it after the initial excitement over their waned.

March 2023

Headed over to France this month (and into the chaos) for a European ski adventure and, wow, the snow over there is just awful. Made worse by the fact that it just won't stop snowing back here in SLC. Also got a chance to finally attend Tomorrowland Winter after it being cancelled last minute in March 2020! Finally, started working on a few things behind the scenes which I will hopefully get to talk about more this coming summer.

A view of a the town of Alpe d'Huez with the Alps in the background under a blue sky
Bluebird in Alpe d'Huez
Site Updates

Big update to the travel page this month with the return of images for each of my trips! Adds a bit more color to the page, and adds another step for me when I need to add a trip, but worth it! Now working through adding photos to past trips, which is turning out to be quite difficult back in 2006.

February 2023

It's been a month of enjoying the first real winter in quite a few years! Loving all the snow and getting some amazing turns in all month long. Looking forward to spending some time skiing abroad in the coming month!

Snowbird at sunset
Snowbird at sunset

The biggest updates this month came on the Bugtree side of things. I worked on refactoring the custom store I designed for selling our goods and transitioned it over to a new name, Tart Mondays. Right now it is just hosting the Maybird Coffee business, but over the coming months a few new product ideas are lined up.

Snow in Napa Valley

January 2023

I am still in temporary retirement over in Salt Lake City for the next little while. With all of the free time, 2022 was a crazy year when it came to travel, especially with the world reopening more. I managed to visit 10 different countries this year, 6 of them for the first time. I also finally made it to Africa on a much delayed trip from 2020.

For the coming year, I have a lot of travel and skiing coming up as one of the best snowfall winters in over a decade is currrently upon us. Also starting to plan out some projects for the coming months as well. Here is to 2023!

A very cold day at Taos
Asketchyfish v36

Welcome to version 36. A new year, another year older for me, and another new version of my personal site. This version comes with the return of my journal and some long lost blog posts from years ago. Hopefully over the coming months I will have a chance to add more posts.

Also I added this new updates page to the site where I hope to keep a running list of changes made to this site and various other projects I am working on. My goal will be to update this log monthly, along with sending out a newsletter email around the same time.

Snow filled Glenwood Canyon