Training for Adventure

Update 03/14/2024: We made it through 4½ weeks before we got bored with the routine. It was too repetitive. We decided to go a different direction with our fitness routine: a combination of running, climbing, Apple Fitness+, and hiking on the weekends. We’re still going strong! Last week, Kellie and I started a new training program geared towards getting us in better shape for climbing, hiking, and an upcoming back packing trip....

February 20, 2024 · 1 min · Blake Merryman

📚 Empire of Silence

I just finished Empire of Silence by Christopher Ruocchio. This is the first book in The Sun Eater, a space opera fantasy series. I don’t have a lot to say about it right now other than that I enjoyed it. This is the first fiction book that I’ve read in a long time so it felt good to get out of my “reading rut”. I’m looking forward to the next book in the series. ...

February 17, 2024 · 1 min · Blake Merryman

🏔️ A New Year, A New Beginning 🥽

After 5½ years working on ❤️ healthy things at Apple in California, I’m starting 2024 with a new gig: working on 🥽 spatial things at Apple in Colorado. It’s hard to put into words how difficult this transition was. So many things had to go right along the way and it took a lot of patience. Not to mention how difficult it was to say goodbye to all of the wonderful friends and colleagues that I’ve met along the way....

January 1, 2024 · 1 min · Blake Merryman

Chess Pie

Chess pie. A delicious and very southern pie with a weird name.

November 11, 2023 · 2 min · Blake Merryman

May Your Trails Be Crooked

I happened upon this benedicto by Edward Abbey while perusing my copy of Campfire Stories: Tales from America’s National Parks. ...

August 26, 2023 · 1 min · Blake Merryman