Anton Zuiker

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2019-02-01: My MacBook Pro laptop keyboard B doesn’t always work.

2019-01-31: Jeff Tweedy’s memoir, Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back) is so good. I listened to the …

2019-01-19: With my daughters in Chicago.

2019-01-13: Lukim yu, Mungau I was astonished, and saddened, to see an obituary for Mungau Dain in today’s NYTimes. He was …

2019-01-13: Taking my teen daughters to Chicago next weekend. I see the Chicago International Puppet Theater …

2019-01-12: And the precipitation wastes no time - starts as mini hail.

2019-01-07: Time (again) to look for a reliable web host that doesn’t force me to use Cpanel and …

2019-01-04: Family movie night is one we haven’t seen in years, and it’s bringing tears to our eyes …

2019-01-02: More genealogy tonight, tracking through my Radio3 linklog.

2018-12-30: My new blog post gives an update on my nearly complete decade of narrative (aka my 40s). Thankfully, …

2018-12-30: Planning a family trip to Ireland. Will gladly take suggestions for lodging & activities, in …

2018-12-26: A Christmas cold for me, so it’s a cup of coffee, a box of tissues, and Boxing Day football …

2018-12-19: Clarification: I’m getting rid of most, if not all, of my social media accounts, but planning …

2018-12-19: Just deleted my inactive Instagram account. Flickr next to go. I ditched Facebook 5 years ago. …

2018-12-09: Snowstorm in North Carolina. Oliver and I went out for a few minutes.

2018-11-30: I like Friday mornings at Duke University Hospital. We get Medicine Grand Rounds started, then I sit …

2018-11-22: Cherry pie ready for the Thanksgiving table. Turkey is in the oven.

2018-11-15: Just arrived from the Netherlands (via Etsy), a beauty of a typing machine, Olympia SM2 1952. On my …

2018-11-13: Can’t put up with this any longer: I hate the keyboard on my MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017).

2018-11-10: Real Friends at Cat’s Cradle, 11.09.2018 (Boston Manor opened and was quite good).

2018-11-10: My brother and sister-in-law are visiting from Austin (the ‘live music capital of the world’). …

2018-11-07: My trip to Austin gave me flight-time to finally write a long post about our homecoming to Vanuatu …

2018-11-03: I am in Austin for AAMC (medical schools) annual meeting, and we are hearing from Dallas Street …

2018-10-12: Michael came through Chapel Hill as s tropical storm and we lost power late yesterday. Been out …

2018-10-10: Awaiting more heavy rains, this time from Hurricane Michael. On my way up the gravel road tonight, …

2018-10-01: I was researching invasive paper mulberry trees - we have a bunch out by the carport - when smoke …

2018-09-30: Bouncing to ska at the annual Carrboro Music Festival, free music all over town.

2018-09-19: Fun with the ios12 comic mono filter, on a selfie with Oliver at Maple View Dairy ice cream store.

2018-09-17: Heaviest rains yet from Florence, this morning in Chapel Hill. The deluge reminded me of the rains …

2018-09-16: Still raining in Chapel Hill. I’d be frustrated at having to be inside for 4 days straight but …

2018-09-13: A Walk In The Woods A pre-hurricane walk on the property, with plenty of life and decay and interesting contours, …

2018-09-13: As the trees outside are starting to sway in hurricane breezes, I’m inside trying to get the …

2018-09-11: Hurricane Florence is coming right for us here in the Triangle.

2018-09-10: A big hurricane is headed our way. An email from the public schools superintendent is a great …

2018-09-09: Cooking more scuppernong grapes for juice this morning. Doing too much in the kitchen yesterday and …

2018-09-09: Another big rain, another box turtle on the move, this one in my path as i walked to retrieve the …

2018-09-08: Home from my morning excursion to the Carrboro Farmers Market, Gray Squirrel Coffeeshop, and Home …

2018-09-08: Squirrels in the oak trees, dropping acorns onto the aluminum carport. Reminds me of the flying fox …

2018-09-04: OMG, that phone call is hilarious.

2018-09-04: Woke at 5 so I could meet Joe the sign pro at Duke by 6. As he installed a window decal for Voices …

2018-09-03: I was out walking woods again, checking on the fire ring we cleared Saturday and almost stepping on …

2018-09-03: Went into the medical center today to set up the Voices of Duke Health listening booth, a temporary …

2018-09-02: Discovered cool photo features of my new iPhone 8 Plus: profile mode with lighting options. Used it …

2018-08-30: Posted this earlier to my linklog: great visualization of the UNC-Duke men’s basketball rivalry over …

2018-08-30: Today I gladly told my colleagues at the Duke Audio Working Group about Micro.blog and how much fun …

2018-08-30: The Voices of Duke Health listening booth will be in full swing next week! And podcast to follow, …

2018-08-28: Sounds of the South Pacific We’ve been back from our epic South Pacific trip for nearly two months, and only now am I …

2018-08-27: I also interviewed my son, Oliver, about starting third grade tomorrow. He commandeered the …

2018-08-25: I have used Captio for many years, but I have seen too many Drafts fans to ignore so just installed …

2018-08-24: I have used Captio for many years, but I have seen too many Drafts fans to ignore so just installed …

2018-08-24: After many hours on chat, phone, and in the Sprint store, I have upgraded my phone and my …

2018-08-09: Caps After these hard rains, mushrooms are popping up all around our house and in the woods.

2018-08-08: Yesterday’s stroll in the woods listening to an owl was a joy to owning land. Today’s emergency …

2018-08-07: Just confirming that is is quite easy to record and publish a microcast on Micro.blog. I just used …

2018-08-07: Stalking a squawking owl Have been wanting to record a microcast, so first I listened to a few from others in the Micro.blog …

2018-08-04: Live music. Local beer. Warm doughnut with chocolate glaze. A tree for Oliver to climb, without …

2018-08-03: Two kittens have arrived at our home.

2018-08-02: In the backyard we have a pear tree. It started the summer with many pears. The squirrels visit the …

2018-07-30: Needed to make space in the freezer so I took out the frozen sour cherries picked in Virginia in …

2018-07-30: Another big rain, another creature crawling across the yard. This an Eastern box turtle.

2018-07-23: In the middle of (the stormy) night, a crash from the kitchen jolted me and Erin awake. I …

2018-07-22: Thunderstorm just rolled over, dumping a lot of rain, so much the gutters couldn’t keep up. I shined …

2018-07-19: During our trip to Vanuatu, I was happy to see World Cup fever, with many people flying the flag of …

2018-07-19: One photo from our evening atop Yasur volcano on Tanna Island in the Republic of Vanuatu. If things …

2018-07-14: Brought pair of shoes (black Frye oxfords) to Man Muir Shoe Repair in Raleigh, saw worker carrying …

2018-07-09: Home again. Our grand family adventure in Vanuatu is complete.

2018-07-06: Final day of our South Pacific adventure. We’re in Sydney, headed to the Glebe Markets, a dance …

2018-06-27: Vanuatu, here we come!

2018-06-22: The Zuiker Family epic adventure begins.

2018-06-19: Box turtle near car wheel.

2018-06-13: Beside myself with anxiety, stress, excitement, exhaustion: moved into our newly renovated old …

2018-06-09: Pileated woodpecker climbing the big pine above.

2018-06-09: First relatively calm Saturday morning at the new house, coffee on the front porch to enjoy the …

2018-05-30: A phrase of clarity in this NPR interview with Atlantic reporter McKay Coppins on White House …

2018-05-29: Moving day yesterday was rainy but the crew was efficient and steady. We slept in the new house and …

2018-05-26: Super stressed. Last days of major house renovation and then moving. Someday soon I hope to return …

2018-05-21: The box turtles are on the move today across the Triangle. Found this one in my neighborhood, and …

2018-05-20: Today’s tasks: figure out who can make a 5-foot by 18-inch damper for the fireplace, get a …

2018-05-20: Sour cherries at our new home. I will srill drive the 3 hours to Levering Orchard foe the annual …

2018-05-18: I like working at Duke University. We were doing a photo shoot with a couple of our internal …

2018-05-11: The picture of the green-and-purple leaf I posted earlier is of violet wood sorrel, Oxalis violacea. …

2018-05-11: Was worried about that turtle and the ant, but should have been focused on what might be clamped on …

2018-05-11: Walked the land at my new house and came upon a box turtle with a black ant clamped to its eyelid. …

2018-05-08: I voted.

2018-05-07: Building a house to blog in These last few weeks of a major house renovation are insane, mostly for my amazing wife who is …

2018-05-02: Is anyone in the Micro.blog community living in Sydney, Australia? I’m taking my family there next …

2018-05-02: Love the music that Arts & Health at Duke brings into the medical center. Today is the amazing …

2018-04-27: And now my 17-year-old daughter has joined me in the living room for this awesome Talking Heads …

2018-04-27: Watching Stop Making Sense and remembering the first time I saw it, with my father in the Egyptian …

2018-04-26: Oliver was mimicking me on our walk to the bus stop this morning. So I introduced him to Monty …

2018-04-25: The Starbucks here in Duke University Hospital has a dark roast from Papua New Guinea, so I’m …

2018-04-25: Out for a morning walk. Listening to microcasts. Noticed this heron.

2018-04-24: Exploring our 4 acres 2018-03-31 2018-04-03 Cherry blossoms 2018-04-16 Black snake under an old tent. 2018-04-21

2018-04-23: It’s time to start planning the annual trip to Levering Orchard in Ararat, Virginia, to pick …

2018-04-22: Cleaned out the flower garden with its iris and peony, added zinnia, rhubarb, dahlia, and cana. This …

2018-04-20: Friday voices 4/20/2018 At work, I’m standing up a pilot of the Voices of Duke Health listening booth and podcast …

2018-04-20: The Podcast Made In Prison NPR has the story behind my favorite podcast of the last year, Ear Hustle. Great stories by inmates …

2018-04-20: A very tardy note of thanks to @manton for the ability to edit MB posts.

2018-04-20: Podcast recommendation: the Seeing White season of Scene on Radio by veteran radio journalist John …

2018-04-20: There’s a spiffy new website for The Monti, a storytelling organization here in North Carolina …

2018-04-20: Haven’t run or played soccer in two months now. Missing the Tar Heel 10 Miler tomorrow …

2018-04-18: The Micro.blog community and conversations are reminding me of early days of blogging, and our …

2018-04-18: History is fascinating, and horrifying I’m listening to the excellent Scene on Radio podcast by John Biewen, and the Seeing White …

2018-04-18: Stopped up to the house to check on the renovation. Stepped out of truck, and heard a woodpecker, …

2018-04-18: Dropped some dough on a couple of used lenses at the local camera shop.

2018-04-17: The things you learn during a home renovation: schluter, that shiny strip along the edge of the …

2018-04-17: Something to consider for the Voices of Duke Health podcast, maybe: ‘An oasis of calm’: …

2018-04-16: Morning walk on my land before work. Found this snake under an old tent.

2018-04-15: This looks ominous.

2018-04-14: Submitting some last receipts for 2017 health care reimbursement account. Pearl Jam and Israel …

2018-04-14: Dinner question to my children: What’s the best thing that happened to you this week? Each …

2018-04-13: Made my annual batch of grenadine (pomegranate syrup) tonight. Recipe here and Clover Club cocktail …

2018-04-13: Threatened: A Green-Haired Turtle That Can Breathe Through Its Genitals - The New York Times: Take …

2018-04-13: Reminding myself to use markdown in my posts. (Though hard because I’ve used Textile for 15 …

2018-04-13: Kudos to my Duke colleague Steve Toback for his excellent video recaps from the #NABshow - watch his …

2018-04-13: Morning Wavelength A short test of the new microcasting tools.

2018-04-12: A test of the microcasting feature, with audio I recorded on an old Zoom H1 at the bus stop today …

2018-04-12: Configuring MarsEdit so I can microblog from this window on my laptop.

2018-04-11: I blogged about BioLite last week, and mentioned the stove they sell in Africa and India. Today they …

2018-04-08: Wearing my straw fedora, drinking a tasty American pale ale from Brüe Pint Brewing Company, …

2018-03-31: Making Israeli-style hummus. Watching Liverpool vs. Crystal Palace. Updating house renovation punch …

2018-03-29: On the UNC-CH campus, a rally with students against gun violence. #enough

2018-03-28: Erin and I watched the first two episodes of Jane the Virgin. So funny! Our daughter told us she’s …

2018-03-28: House needed milk and daughter’s car needed gas, so I made a run to the grocery store. Saw guava and …

2018-03-26: House renovation proceeds apace. Tonight we’re picking grout colors for the various floors …

2018-03-23: Seattle

2018-03-23: When in Seattle … made my way to the sprawling, cool Starbucks Reserve Roastery for a pastry and cup …

2018-03-22: Morning walk in the rain to see the Pacific, Seattle waterfront. In 3 months will be across the …

2018-03-21: Arrived in Seattle via a very smooth Alaska Airlines flight, then the Link light rail. Checked into …

2018-03-04: Red currants at the grocery store again, so I brought more home for another try at currant jelly.

2018-03-04: I see you “A big grand gesture, it’s not about the actual thing that you do…It’s …

2018-02-04: Who was I to object to my wife bringing home a new, big TV and soundbar. Makes my Sunday morning …

2018-02-02: Am signed up to run the 20 mile trail race in the Uwharrie National Forest. Will be a cold start …

2018-01-20: Making currant jelly today.

2018-01-17: Still snowing …

2018-01-17: Snow day across North Carolina. About 7 inches so far here in Carrboro. Went for a run in the woods …

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2018-01-08: Oliver and I sat in the afternoon cold to test the new Biolite CampStove 2. Worked well. Will be fun …

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2017-12-27: A cold (9°F) beautiful morning, snow has stopped falling, time to venture outside to clean off the …

2017-12-25: Another holiday in Cleveland, and another cherry pie made by my mother-in-law from the cherry pie …

2017-12-24: Preparing Momofuku bo ssam foe the family Christmas Eve meal. Erin made Poole’s mac’n’cheese.

2017-12-23: Late to the party, but happy nonetheless: wearing my new Daring Fireball t-shirt. Cc: @gruber

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2017-12-16: Luminary night in the Lake Hogan Farms neighborhood, fundraiser for the Ronal McDonald House of …

2017-12-16: Fun movie. Star Wars: Thw Last Jedi.

2017-12-16: Our contractor is also a realtor. He’s rented a theater for his clients to see the new Star Wars …

2017-12-16: Met with our contractor today for a walkthrough of the house. Exciting to envision the many changes …

2017-12-15: Our annual family viewing of the Little House episode ‘Christmas at Plum Creek.’ It’s all in the …

2017-12-09: Went walking in the snow up on our 4 acres. Kicked over a log and found this centipede.

2017-11-24: Fun morning with my son walking along the river in Cleveland, bridges and trains and clear skies.

2017-11-23: My mother-in-law made a pie with the sour cherry pie filling I️ put up back in June. Can’t wait for …

2017-11-21: Making plans for a family trip to the Republic of Vanuatu - where Erin and I️ served as U.S. Peace …

2017-11-19: My brother and his daughters were in town, so we all went last night to see the film Wonder. Kids …

2017-11-19: Big oak tree that towers over the house we purchased this summer.

2017-11-16: Just catching on to the photo challenge activity here in Micro.blog. Some very cool photos. But …

2017-11-15: Very much enjoying the Ear Hustle podcast about life in San Quentin prison.

2017-10-31: Halloween 2017

2017-10-25: Had to tune out the news and politics this morning. Headed to Gray Squirrel for coffee. Listened to …

2017-10-14: Speaking at a conference in Dallas next Saturday, then driving to Austin to spend a couple of days …

2017-10-14: Papaya with lime, so good. Eager to taste it again on Paama next summer. Just hot cell phone numbers …

2017-10-05: A truck and a personalized plate to reference the single vehicle that was on Paama island during our …

2017-10-03: Little Anna now has a driver’s license. w00t

2017-10-01: Spent a fabulous 24 hours on Manhattan. Much to write about on my long-form blog.

2017-09-26: Whale cloud through the moon roof.

2017-09-02: Baked a boule per Michael Ruhlman’s bread baking app.

2017-08-19: Food-truck Cuban food, good Belgian-style beer, delicious peach pie, Texas rock-n-roll by a …

2017-08-10: Minutes after posting a blog post about how much I love Cleveland, I get a parking ticket because I …

2017-07-31: Can’t get back into the U.S.A. because immigration and customs at Charlotte international …

2017-07-22: 95° in Chapel Hill. Another work day at the house, patio demolition and yard cleanup and more. Eager …

2017-07-17: Back at my desk at Duke Dept of Medicine, after last week’s fun family reunion in Tennessee. …

2017-07-14: Final night of the family reunion, potluck at our cabin. Bob and Claire Gadbois are giving their …

2017-07-14: The family reunion has been fun, filled with conversations and activities, with many old memories …

2017-07-11: Uncle Larry and Uncle Michael charting our next hike. Gorgeous weather today, and thousands of …

2017-07-11: Hiking with the family in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

2017-07-08: Road tripping to a big family reunion. Listened to the really good Magic Show episode of This …

2017-07-04: Oliver stands below his name in front of the Chapel Hill Public Library. He is participating in the …

2017-07-04: Self diagnosing myself with iliopsoas bursitis from two years of marathon running and Sunday morning …

2017-07-01: Family movie night and we’re watching Jaws.

2017-06-29: Been so busy of late that I haven’t check the Duke River of News (http://dukeriver.co), but it …

2017-06-28: Bought an old house on 4 acres in Chapel Hill, NC this morning. Walked the land tonight and found …

2017-06-28: Gray Squirrel has doors open to the beautiful day, and this visitor stopped by.

2017-06-27: Buying a house and land tomorrow. Stress levels up, annoyance factor high, but so is excitement. …

2017-06-24: Chapel Hill Public Library a perfect place to page through past issues of Dwell Magazine, looking …

2017-06-24: My favorite word: mahalo

2017-06-22: Debating whether to make this summer’s visinata (sour cherry liqueur) with Swedish vodka, as I …

2017-06-18: A pause during out moving days to grab coffee and pstries on this Father’s Day.

2017-06-10: A gorgeous day at Leavering Orchard in southern Virginia. Sour cherries!

2017-06-09: Plans are set: leaving at 6am tomorrow for the drive to Galax, Virginia to pick sour cherries at …

2017-06-07: While sausages grill / nearby paving crews clamor / rose bounces in breeze

2017-06-05: Nice to see that Carrboro’s Gray Squirrel coffee roasters will be moving into larger space, …

2017-06-05: She moved. Dammit, Amanda was my best barber ever.

2017-06-03: Made a cherry pie with frozen cherries left over from last year’s visit to Leavering Orchard …

2017-05-29: 81 jars of peanut butter kept me alive during Service as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in the South …

2017-05-29: In the midst of packing up a house for our move in a couple of weeks. So much paper, so many photos. …

2017-05-27: Holiday weekend. Family bike ride into Carrboro. Cappuccino at Gray Squirrel.

2017-05-23: Duke School of Medicine celebrating Dr. Sam Katz, chair emeritus of Department of Pediatrics and …

2017-05-15: Photo of my father, taken ~60 years ago by my grandfather.

2017-05-13: It’s become a Sauturday morning ritual: cappuccino at Gray Squirrel (Carrboro, NC), and …

2017-05-13: Carrboro Farmers Market on a cool morning, the produce and flowers and meats and cheeses and …

2017-05-08: A walk through the magnificent Duke Gardens on my way to a luncheon to celebrate my 10 years as …

2017-05-07: Carrboro’s Gray Squirrel coffee roaster and shop is hoppin’ this beautiful Sunday. My …

2017-05-06: Smelling the roses while backyard grilling

2017-05-06: Frank Levering says his cherry trees will have one of the better yield in the last 5 or 6 years. …

2017-05-06: Hoping to have a few hours this weekend (in between son’s birthday party at the movie theater …

2017-05-05: Wondering if there’s way to edit a Micro.blog post. Glad there is a way to delete a post. cc: …

2017-05-05: Spring flowers that I see as I get into my car for morning drive to work. (Testing Micro.blog app …

2017-05-05: Have pointed smol.zuiker.com to anton.micro.blog. Smol is Bislama for small or micro.

2017-05-02: Having fun searching for available .fun domains. Uncharacteristically, not purchasing any. Viewing …

2017-05-01: I seem to have reached the age at which one can hurt a shoulder simply by sitting at a desk surfing …

2017-04-28: Micro.blog ios app installed

2017-04-28: Renewed my subscription to the New Yorker, remembering Doc Searls’s lament from a few years …

2017-04-26: Toolbox: 1999, Radio3, Micro.blog, Textpattern

2017-04-26: Just a test of the system.

2017-04-26: Meeting Israel Kamakawiwo’ole was a highlight of my time in Honolulu - …

2017-04-26: Olsem wanem, yufala?