Anton Zuiker

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2020-09-25: Oliver has us watching the new Dynamite K-pop video on Fortnite. Bouncy music goes well with the …

2020-09-25: Fall flower.

2020-09-25: Satisfaction is sitting on the deck after a good run, drinking cold well water, looking over the …

2020-09-16: Satisfaction is sitting on the deck after a good run, drinking cold well water, looking over the …

2020-09-15: Last week, after an oil change and a haul of gravel, the Ford Ranger sputtered and wouldn’t move. …

2020-09-15: I was looking for another mango beer and saw this local brew made with guanabana (we called it …

2020-09-09: Wearing cowboy boots and blue fedora. Listening to latest album from The Killers. Wishing my father …

2020-09-06: Cherry pie

2020-09-06: Hedychium coronarium

2020-09-03: We are at the first outdoor movie night in the Shine On Black Stories series at Chapel Hill’s Lumina …

2020-09-01: I’ve been using M.B since the beginning, but I’m still perplexed when I see one of my …

2020-09-01: The Coconut Wireless: Two turtles For many years, I thought of my blog (archived at mistersugar.com; I blog now at zuiker.com) as the …

2020-08-30: The hot sauce, finished. Tastes sweet on the tip of the tongue and then a burst of heat at the back. …

2020-08-30: Making the hot sauce outside on the gas grill. Have discovered it’s best not to do this in the …

2020-08-29: Oliver and I went for a drive in the pickup to the county recycling center to drop off garbage and …

2020-08-29: Two weeks ago, I bought habanero chiles at the Carrboro Farmers Market. Last week I bought habanada, …

2020-08-26: Out walking the land with the puppy, came across this turtle.

2020-08-12: The young great horned owl stopped its squawking out in the woods last week, but just now it …

2020-08-09: Have had little alcohol last two months, but today just felt right to make a rye cocktail with the …

2020-08-09: I was outside with puppy and chickens. Come inside to reports that house had just shaken. I missed …

2020-08-08: The view changed! Closest rainbow I’ve ever seen.

2020-08-08: The view from the back porch, to the garden and chicken coop, as rain pours down.

2020-08-08: Starting to read this now, and am expecting to have my view of history and current society expanded. …

2020-08-08: The Aug. 3 & 10, 2020 issue of the New Yorker is filled with good reading, including pieces on …

2020-08-07: We’re taking a #daytrip with Indiana Jones and the Lumina Theater, pod D1 on the Southern Village …

2020-08-07: Our local independently owned bookstore puts a bookmark in each book.

2020-08-07: A day or two behind, but here is a #bisect image.

2020-08-05: Mind the flow, please.

2020-08-05: There was an old blackjack oak next to our house when we bought it. It dropped big leaves and small …

2020-08-02: Every photo I posted to MB before was square but with that bball photo I discovered I can post the …

2020-08-02: Always wished I could float like MJ. #mbaug

2020-08-01: Ginger is blooming. This rhizome is watered by the air condition condensation drain pipe so moist …

2020-08-01: Lemon drop and cayenne chiles from the garden. Thai (they grow #up), habanero, and serrano still to …

2020-08-01: Dined out for first time in 5 months, patio at Hawthorne & Wood in Chapel Hill. Main was …

2020-07-30: I’m feeling dejected today, but listening to President Barack Obama give the eulogy for Rep. …

2020-07-29: We watched three seasons of Broadchurch in just a few weeks. Dark story lines but exceptional acting …

2020-07-29: Planning a refresh of the Zuiker Chronicles and thinking I’d bring back the original logo, a …

2020-07-29: After A Storm Once the afternoon thunderstorm passed over us, I walked out in the woods and encountered the …

2020-07-28: Looked up from desk today to see a pileated woodpecker in silhouette pecking at silver elm. Later, …

2020-07-26: Sitting on the back deck as evening comes. Talked with one of my brothers in Austin. Listening now …

2020-07-26: My dad’s been in the U.S. Virgin Islands since January, worried about hurricane season in the …

2020-07-26: Reading Our remote work future is going to suck and all these feelings and frustrations that have …

2020-07-22: Stepped away from the desk, out into the warm day, checked the garden, picked tomatoes and lemon …

2020-07-20: Family watching the end of The Greatest Showman, one of our favorite movies. Before I die, I want to …

2020-07-18: Haven’t seen my mother since January so this morning we each drove 1.5 hours and met in Smithfield, …

2020-07-18: Department of Being Stupid: Needed a run, thought I could beat the rain, laced up the shoes and …

2020-07-15: Home alone, and this house is quiet, still, calm. But this serenity won’t last long. The …

2020-07-12: Pleasant Evening with Birdsong I am enjoying the peace of the front patio and the birds in the tress above.

2020-07-12: Sunday morning, buttermilk biscuits in the oven, sorting out our banking - bank-merger regulations …

2020-07-11: Two friends came over this morning to help me make a trail in the woods. We completed about 60 …

2020-07-11: Honey bee on the flowering allium.

2020-07-01: Box turtle near the carport.

2020-06-28: On our last day at the beach, we did our usual family jump photo. Had a great time at the Outer …

2020-06-18: Been an intense week preparing for tomorrow’s annual presentation by the chair of the Duke …

2020-06-16: I was disappointed I couldn’t make my annual pilgimage to Galax, Virginia to pick sour cherries at …

2020-06-15: Almost to my anniversary as a blogger, I came to a realization that for as much as I’ve …

2020-06-07: On the front patio with coffee, researching how to deal with a brooding hen, listening to the wind …

2020-05-31: There’s a juvenile great horned owl out in the woods tonight begging for food with its …

2020-05-30: Out for an afternoon drive to see a house being built by a contractor we might engage on our next …

2020-05-30: Green dragon in the flower garden this week after rain.

2020-05-25: Family walk down gravel road. Encountered dead copperhead snake.

2020-05-24: Family movie night was Hugo. Great cast, sweet story, homage to early cinema.

2020-05-24: On the back porch with the NYTimes, McCann’s Apeirogon, coffee. A mourning dove cooing behind me, …

2020-05-23: Day’s End and Evening Birdsong After dinner, I walked out to the back woods to listen to the birds as they prepared for the night.

2020-05-21: Yes, The English Game made me cry. I am proud to be a lifelong football player and fan.

2020-05-17: It’s that time of year that I start calling the Levering Orchard hotline to find out when …

2020-05-16: I’ve had this Peace Corps patch for 20 years. It fits perfectly in the new Field Notes Vignette …

2020-05-16: Feels like I may be halfway through this work-from-home experience, so I’ve moved my desk back …

2020-05-16: New post with iA Writer Saturday. Slept in. Went to Carrboro Farmers Market, returned home to put plants into …

2020-05-13: Cherries are ripening on the old tree in the front yard. Blue jays and red-headed woodpecker have …

2020-05-12: Pull tab.

2020-05-03: Just out of the oven. #dutchovenbread per Michael Ruhlman recipe.

2020-05-03: Cleaned chicken coop. We’re down to 5 hens. Had to kill one yesterday after neighbor dogs attacked. …

2020-05-03: Hot sunny day in Chapel Hill. Out in the garden and yard planting and tending. Fragrant, ripe meyer …

2020-05-01: Thank you Jason Kottke for posting link to this amazing mashup of songs from 1984. I was 14 that …

2020-04-30: Microcast from my home studio, i.e., a desk at the foot of the bed where I’ve been working for …

2020-04-25: Spent the afternoon in the woods clearing a trail to our campsite. Now just boiling water on the …

2020-04-20: To mark the arrival of the Mark One Apollo Edition pen, a Kickstarter from Studio Neat, I made an …

2020-04-20: Elephants in Cleveland Wildlife photographer Peter Beard has “died where he lived: in nature.” The NYTimes has …

2020-04-17: Just lost another hen to a hawk. It was the buffed lace Polish that looks cool but can’t see well. …

2020-04-15: A cooler morning still wet from rain in the night. I went for a run on a nearby trail. Now settled …

2020-04-14: Was on a few Zoom meetings for work today, now in Google hangouts for cocktail mixology with Chapel …

2020-04-12: All five of us gathered in the kitchen to make brunch - crepes with mushrooms and goat cheese or …

2020-04-10: Needed a break from the laptop so I came outside to sit on a log, read the New Yorker, boil water on …

2020-04-08: Erin and Malia stopped by the farm store and now we have four chicks chirping in the living room. …

2020-04-05: Major cyclone Harold hitting Vanuatu right now, will be going across some of the bigger islands and …

2020-04-04: Delighted to discover the Sanguinaria canadensis (bloodroot) I planted at trhe base of the big white …

2020-04-04: Determined to make a grape trellis for a muscadine vine I bought last year. Will use cedar from our …

2020-04-02: New blog post to mark this special day that’s turned out very differently than I had planned - …

2020-04-02: Oliver giving me a report about the various buildings represented in the LEGO Architecture series …

2020-04-02: I’m reading Apeirogon by Colum McCann, intense story that, combined with the pandemic chaos, …

2020-04-02: Sitting at the dining table, looking out the windows at the flowering dogwood dwarfed by the …

2020-04-02: Hoping to learn why MarsEdit (awesome app) is giving me ‘Unexpected response code 500’ but log …

2020-04-02: I’m taking the day off to run, blog, bake, read and eat cake; family are in their respective …

2020-03-20: Roselle wasting no time, springing to life, reaching for sunlight and garden freedom.

2020-03-20: Working from home, desk at foot of bed, door to back deck open, mourning dove cooing and coffee …

2020-03-14: Playing ‘Name that tune’ and making s’mores around the firepit, an evening of normal amidst these …

2020-03-04: Snapshots in Idaho Wednesday Tuesday Monday Sunday

2020-03-01: I am in Boise, Idaho 37 years after I left with my family (for the US Virgin Islands). Good to be …

2020-02-27: Yesterday I stopped by the local book store on my way home from work, walked out with a copy of …

2020-02-27: We lost a hen yesterday to a red-tailed hawk.

2020-02-20: Snow falling in Chapel Hill, so I went for a run as I do on such wintry evenings here. So solitary …

2020-02-20: Blossoms on the peach tree. Snow storm expected this afternoon.

2020-02-16: Vanilla beans have been resting for nearly six months in a mix of vodka and rum. Today was good day …

2020-02-14: Warmth from a shot of homemade visinata, this bottle made with Cruzan rum and sour cherries I picked …

2020-02-08: Cold day. Hot fire. #contrast

2020-02-07: In 2020, I will have been in my job at the Duke Department of Medicine for 10 years, I will have …

2020-02-07: Big rains and high winds bringing the snakes to high ground. Shot this from #above as I drove up the …

2020-02-05: The hens are out, scratching and pecking. My omelet this morning was simple and good from fresh …

2020-02-02: A walk in the woods, a sight through the trees.

2019-12-31: Cocktails last night at Cleveland’s Velvet Tango Room, with Erin, her sisters, and husbands while …

2019-12-29: My brother-in-law convinced me to create an account with Untappd beer app to track the microbrews I …

2019-12-29: Family day in Cleveland’s University Circle and Little Italy. Walked through this Philip Johnson …

2019-12-21: Saturday Morning in December Emptied the truck at the dump, stopped for coffee and reading (Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson), got …

2019-12-03: Erin found a single blue egg in the chicken coop this morning, the first from our eight hens.

2019-11-24: Just read this Washington Post article that suggests culling the cords that collect at home. …

2019-11-22: Picking up a growler of Damascus Steel Stout from Craftboro Brewing Depot.

2019-11-22: Stopped by Cliff’s Meat Market in Carrboro to get turkey necks, which are roasting in the oven …

2019-11-22: I don’t spend as much time on the MB Discover tab as I should. There must be a way to look for …

2019-11-17: Worked in the shed, up on the roof, and in the chicken coop. Now enjoying a fire.

2019-11-17: I am once again a member of the North Carolina Peace Corps Association. (I served in the Republic of …

2019-11-16: Cold, windy day here in Chapel Hill. I started the morning cleaning out the garden boxes, feeding …

2019-11-16: Happy for my younger brother, who purchased his first home yesterday, in Austin. I’d like to …

2019-11-14: Deval Patrick is running for president. Makes me think back to how I serendipitously wandered into …

2019-11-11: Updated mistersugar.com for first time since 2015, to point to my current (and original) blog at …

2019-11-11: More live music last night, this time the New Pornographers at Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw, NC.

2019-11-09: Went to Cat’s Cradle with my daughter last night for The Dip, fun band from Seattle.

2019-11-07: Is there a trick to taking an Overcast-generated podcast clip share and embedding it into my blog …

2019-11-07: Shed my week’s allotment of tears courtesy of the latest episode of This Is Us. (Had to reach …

2019-11-06: My latest blog post is about the communications strategic plan I’m writing at work, and …

2019-11-06: Thankful for the excellent Textile reference site. What’s Textile? It’s a markup language …

2019-11-02: The Hedychium ‘Daniel Weeks’ ginger lily purchased from Plant Delights Nursery and planted in front …

2019-11-02: Dinner party tonight with super cool friends, so I reached into the pantry for a jar of the cherry …

2019-10-19: Hiking With My Brother, Joel On the Little Mountain Falls Trail in Fairy Stone State Park, Virginia.

2019-09-14: The goldenrod along our gravel lane makes me slow the drive up to the house and savor the moment.

2019-09-14: Early to the Carrboro Farmers Market, coming away with 20 pounds of tomatoes for canning and 20 …

2019-09-12: Stayed home today to attend to some family needs. Went for a short run, then a walk in our woods. …

2019-09-08: At the Carrboro Farmers Market yesterday, I bought scuppernong grapes, yellow tomatoes, roselle …

2019-09-08: A Nobel-Winning Economist Goes to Burning Man A Nobel-Winning Economist Goes to Burning Man: At Levi’s bar, we were given cups of something cold …

2019-09-07: Erin will soon be home from the county animal shelter, where she’s exchanging the rooster for …

2019-09-02: Our backyard chickens includes a buff laced Polish that developed into a rooster. We’d prefer not to …

2019-09-02: Spent the night at River and Twine tiny house hotel in Rocky Mount, NC and sampled brews at the …

2019-08-31: The Shape of Everything: What to Do When You See Something Sketchy at the Climbing Gym - another …

2019-08-30: Getting to know NetNewsWire, testing the Share button: Julia Evans: Get your work recognized: write …

2019-08-29: Time to get serious about blogging again, so I’m making sure MarsEdit is configured on all of …

2019-08-25: Making a batch of hot sauce, per recipe by Cathy Barrow. Last few years did this inside and family …

2019-08-12: Been silent, focused on family. We took our eldest child to college today, happy to see her grown …

2019-08-04: I am sitting solo on the patio of Walking Man Brewing in Stevenson, Washington enjoying good beer, …

2019-08-01: Finding shelter from the winds.

2019-07-28: Sunday morning relaxation with cherry hand pies and the paper. Sat and talked with Erin about the …

2019-07-27: Odd, posted a note but it’s gone and lost. Anyway, I noticed Micro.bog MacOs app now gives …

2019-07-27: Just seeing that the Micro.blog app on MacOs now gives me the option a post’s page in a browser. …

2019-07-27: Went to a friend’s birthday party, and met his father, who had served in U.S. State …

2019-07-21: Where to dine in Portland, Oregon on a Tuesday evening in August? Recommendations appreciated. …

2019-07-19: Here’s a photo I want to use on my About page, and I think the way I do that is to upload it …

2019-07-07: The tree I thought was a cherry, then a plum, turns out to be a peach. 10 gorgeous orbs ripening …

2019-07-06: A very pleasant evening in Saxapahaw, NC for live music (West African kora!) under the trees and …

2019-07-03: We are committed to joining Rev. Barber in Washington on June 20, 2020 for the Mass Poor …

2019-07-03: My daughter made chocolate chip cookies. I poured a stout. Erin began to stream Rev. William J. …

2019-07-01: Birdsong On Summer Eve Just before heading out to dinner, I sat and listened.

2019-07-01: Am out for dinner. I recorded a short microcast with Ferrite on my phone. How do I get this to my …

2019-06-24: Inside Cleveland’s Veteran’s Memorial Bridge on Saturday’s open walk, part of Cuyahoga50 …

2019-06-21: It’s gorgeous weekend weather in Cleveland for the summer solstice, father-in-law’s 80th …

2019-06-20: As we remake our land, we keep uncovering piles discarded junk. Here is a collection of soda …

2019-06-13: While my daughter hosted a party for 20 classmates to celebrate final day of freshman year, I worked …

2019-06-12: I was bummed last year to miss cherry picking at Levering Orchard - the one-day window for sour …

2019-06-01: Fun time at Durham’s Beer Study for the Champions League final. Disappointing game but great energy …

2019-05-31: Late afternoon thunderstorms are drenching Chapel Hill, and the box turtles are on the move. Found …

2019-05-24: After a great week at work, I took a drive into the country with my daughter. First stop was Maple …

2019-05-22: Not your usual job title When I was younger, I wanted to be a magazine editor (National Geographic, New Yorker). I didn't set …

2019-05-17: Delighted that my friend Russ @RCC3NC is now using Micro.blog. His first ‘memory etching’ is up.

2019-05-17: We received our new Kammok Mantis all-in-one hammock tent. Oliver and I will probably camp out back …

2019-05-10: I changed name of my micro.blog to Wan Smol Blog, homage to Wan Smolbag Theatre Company in Vanuatu. …

2019-05-10: Enjoyed a great show by Son Volt at Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw, NC, last night.

2019-05-08: And these! Picking tomorrow morning. To become cocktail cherries for the old fashioneds to be …

2019-05-08: I wish I could share the delicious frangrance of the North Carolina honesuckle with y’all.

2019-05-08: This little raccoon was in this spot under the big oak tree four days ago, alone. I moved it into a …

2019-05-04: Beauty in the backyard.

2019-05-02: Oliver interviewed me for his third-grade music report. We covered Doudou N’Diaye Rose, barbershop …

2019-05-01: As we make our property bird, bee, and butterfly friendly, the carpenter bees are methodically …

2019-04-30: Walking up the path from the bus stop, I overturned a rock and saw this earth snake.

2019-04-29: Oliver is 9 today and requested ‘burn your lips chicken,’ the family name for the Chicken with …

2019-04-28: Why can’t we have chilli tuna in the U.S.A.? Such a luxury after a long day in the yard and garden. …

2019-04-24: Reviewing details about my town, Chapel Hill, NC. Found a map of the urban service area. Wondering …

2019-04-20: The blackjack oak on the mill made for some beautiful slabs.

2019-04-20: Yesterday’s big storm just missed us. Sawyer Randall is running late today for our milling project - …

2019-04-19: Zuiker Family is camped out in the hallway as our area is under a tornado warning. House is still, …

2019-04-19: We successfully pulled off a surprise birthday party for my wife, Erin. Friends and family had a …

2019-04-18: Pulled into a space on top level of parking deck at Duke and the shiny exhaust tubes on the medical …

2019-04-15: Scripting News: Instant tech bootcamps for journalism A really good idea from Dave Winer:Instant tech bootcamps for journalism: When journalism discovers …

2019-04-11: I’m late to the game, no doubt, but am glad to have just learned about Snickelcasts from …

2019-04-11: Photo from Frederiksted, iguana climbing palm tree.

2019-04-11: That bloodroot I planted next to the big oak tree has been doing well. It’s sheltered by the …

2019-04-11: Spring snake season in North Carolina. Workers found a couple under the shed this morning. Will be …

2019-04-03: Old house noises don’t scare me. They just worry me. What’s about to break? How much is …

2019-03-30: Sitting with my father at Leatherback Brewing Company first anniversary party. He’s having a passion …

2019-03-30: What makes a great flight? Arriving in Miami, exiting plane at gate directly across from La Carreta …

2019-03-21: We’ve posted the 15th and final episode of the pilot season of Voices of Duke Health. This one …

2019-03-19: For last few months, I’ve been using iA Writer and MarsEdit for most of my drafting of work notes …

2019-03-17: Texture and Color Clear, cool morning in Chapel Hill. Took a walk on our land to listen to the birds and look around.

2019-03-07: The pilot phase of our Voices of Duke Health listening booth and podcast is nearing its end. We …

2019-03-07: Today’s blog post is inspired by @Ron and @garciabuxton - zuiker.com/to-give-a…

2019-03-07: I’ve used Textile for 15 years, which is why I cannot get Markdown code right. :)

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?