What I am doing now …


I’m still lucky to have a sister and brother-in-law who let me stay with them in Chattanooga, TN while I figure out my next move. I work from home, especially these quarantined days, and am thankful for those who continue to go into work to do things like shipping, delivering, stocking, and a mind-boggling array of other things one cannot do remotely.

Sister’s family is off to North Carolina for the next few weeks, so I house sit. I’ve mowed the yard. I’ve been smoking and grilling meats. I’m getting back in to camping, kayaking, and continue hiking around here.


I’m “on the bench”, a bad state for a consulting security professional.


Struggling with malaise, ennui, and some moderate depression.


  • Maybe You Should Talk To Someone by Lori Gottlieb
  • 2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson

Read Lately


Watched Lately

  • Frasier – quick review: S1-3 were funny but the stick grows old; still play it in the background sometimes while working.
  • Community – quick review: S1-3 so great; S4 off the rails & unwatchable; S5-6 tried to right the ship and almost made it.
  • Star Trek: Picard – quick review: meh; glad I watched it but too much soap opera in it.
  • Space Force – quick review: not for me; great cast making the best out of some lousy writing; so many missed opportunities to be funny.
  • Upload – quick review: not for me; only like 1 main character (Nora); again, so many missed opportunities for humor; hard not to unfavorably compare it to The Good Place.


Listened Lately

And …

… I rebooted this site to make it more IndieWeb friendly, ActivityPub enabled, and more social in general. I cast of years of technical debt aside (but all is still available at TokyoGringo.myjp.net).

Last updated 30 May 2020

Thanks to Derek Sivers for the idea.

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