It's like family, only weirder…

Monday Night Drumming

Last night marks the first time I’ve been able to use the fancy new field recorder to do some real recording.  Although there were only two of us to play, and I was certainly a bit out of sorts, we were able to pull off some interesting bits that rendered…Continue Reading

Scientist Poop and the Epic Fail

Our son recently contracted Streptococcus within his person. We’re all familiar with such things, but the signs of this particular infection alluded us. We knew he had a stomach ache, but little else. The stomach ache became chronic and Balthazar the harbinger used is poo oracle to let us know…Continue Reading

Offspring, Part Deaux

In nine days, we’ll be a family of four, having welcomed a new baby girl into the Gradin household on the 24th of this month…at 6:00am. That’s how we role. My wife likes to plan for the unplannable. However, she has made certain assurances for this life-event, and I have…Continue Reading

Where’s “My” Community?

I am imagining a better WordPress. For those of you who don’t know, it’s the engine behind Gradin.com, as well as countless other blogs on the Interweb. I have been using WordPress for several years now and I really enjoy it. Its many features have grown, and grown on me.…Continue Reading

I’m a Climate Witness

I was contacted a while back by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), originally through Flickr from a picture I posted on the severe drought conditions around Lake Lanier. I was invited to write a “Climate Witness” story to tell the world about how the climate has changed in northeast Georgia…Continue Reading

No Bones About It is For Real

Sorry about that last…premature posting. This one is for real! The entry has finally passed the judge’s critical eye. So please, go ahead and vote if you haven’t already! I’d really like to see this get printed, and your vote is the only thing that will make that happen.

Threadless Submission (Critique)

I am planning to start posting more submissions to Threadless for consideration in their shirt designs.  Their methods have matured so much since my earlier submission and purchases!  They now have the ability to allow artists to submit designs for critque prior to final publishing.  It’s a great way for…Continue Reading

Twitter Updates for 2008-07-19

The day’s finally over – we’re resting easy at the the Ritz Carlton in Philadelphia. # Ritz Carlton: Super swank, expensive rooms, luxury hotel. Internet access is still an additional charge. Good thing I’m resourceful. # Dowtown Phily – kids swim in the water fountains! # Powered by Twitter Tools.

Reading Boy

My son, at nearly 5 years of age, is big into the whole good vs. evil concept. He loves superheroes, Star Wars, and nearly every incarnation of fictional character one can imagine serving one of the aforementioned roles; good or evil. We played “superheroes” most of the day, Sunday. I…Continue Reading

Superhero Quiz (Revisited)

I was reminded of the Superhero quiz today and thought I should try it again to see how the results compare or contrast. Today, I am Green Lantern Green Lantern 70% Superman 65% Robin 62% Spider-Man 60% Catwoman 60% The Flash 60% Iron Man 55% Supergirl 50% Batman 50% Wonder…Continue Reading