Adventure

My Kind of Camping

My Kind of Camping

The year was 1993 and my parents gave me a choice: I could go to Space Camp or the whole family could go on a cross-country camping trip to California and back. Not much of a choice, really. When you’re a good kid, as I was, you end up volunteering to test your family bonds […]

Errant Comma at 1K +

Errant Comma at 1K +

I received some amazing news from my sister and her husband this week. The YouTube channel they started to document work on their sailboat, Errant Comma, has gained more than 1,000 subscribers. We’ve mentioned before (in the post titled The Fulfillment of a Childhood Dream) that Amanda and I along with my sister Andi and her […]

It’s Just Like Being There? (Well, Kind Of)

It’s Just Like Being There? (Well, Kind Of)

We tend to be techies here at No Kids and are often early adopters of new technologies. We had a DVR when TiVo was the only game in town. We got a plasma TV when LCD was the only alternative and LED hadn’t been introduced yet. We even got on to platforms like Twitter really […]

Social Media, the Winter Olympics and My Small Winter Olympic Encounter

Social Media, the Winter Olympics and My Small Winter Olympic Encounter

On Thursday, the world of social media  was flooded with clips and photos of the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics hosted in PyeongChang, South Korea. The official coverage by NBC of the opening of the winter games was broadcast on tape delay Friday night (EST).  You’ll find that despite being promoted as “live” coverage […]

Convention Center Campers

Convention Center Campers

The rain earlier in the week followed by four inches of snow in the Pittsburgh area made the roads a mess. Fortunately, the perfect distraction was just across the swollen, frozen river from our apartment; the convention center was hosting the Pittsburgh RV Show. The event has been around since 1968. You can browse and […]

Back in Service

We got in late last night from our sailing adventure. We had an amazing time. The trip did have a few snags but nothing overwhelming. We had intended on posting from the sailboat last Sunday but really only had connectivity yesterday. We’ve got quite a bit to tell you about sailing and the current state […]

Sailing and Studying

Study. Study. Study.  I will openly admit that my academic life was not a stellar one. I, like most of us, look back at my school career and think “Yeah, I could have done better.” I wasn’t much for studying. I just never felt like focusing on school on my own time. I was far […]