INA217 Microphone Preamp

July 17, 2016

This project incorporated a lot of firsts: my first working circuit powered by mains electricity, my first preamp and the first time I actually took some design initiative — I designed the (very simple) power supply and incorporated a clip detector into the circuit.  I opted for a “wall wart” input to supply phantom power […]

The Calm

September 5, 2013

I’m waiting for the calm I’m stepping in the weeds I’m ready for the clouds to rain down on me seeping in the ground and running to the sea making my peace and evaporating we’re all touching a different world at arms length but still so far away shrouded in the dark of night and […]

The Walks

September 2, 2013

It might not sound like it, but this song is an experiment. I wanted to do two things. The first was write a song where the lyrics could function on a page as prose, with punctuation instead of line breaks, etc. The other thing was using a minimalist live drum kit consisting of a snare […]

Impromptu Three Day Bike Trip: A Packing List

July 9, 2013

I’m a big fan of bicycle touring pack lists.  In the morning I leave for just three days, to volunteer for a DNR project planting native plugs by Lake Volney in Le Center, MN.  So on a whim, I threw together this pack list.  Everything is listed as it’s unpacked. This winter I got my […]

Bike Upgrades for Touring

January 26, 2013

I went on my first bike tour in august with a minimal amount of upgrades to my 1983 Trek 850. It was awkward, but I did pretty well with what I had. Now, I’m taking the winter as an opportunity to get ready, piece by piece, for the next trip. I chose the fun part […]

Bad Goodbye

December 23, 2012

following the dark that I left behind took apart the world, got lost inside I saw you in a dream so many times and ended up in some other life now I try to let go of the day try as I might, it doesn’t change the way I open up my eyes and adjust […]

Tuned to the Background

November 12, 2012

it’s like it’s all there floating somewhere between the walls and the sea waiting for me you can’t look too far there’s space between stars no matter where you are you can’t take it apart patiently waiting for more of the same the effort it’s taking fills up this space the light hits my eyes […]

On a Road

October 30, 2012

gone to set my sights on a sliver of darkness and lines of fading light it’s gonna take all night to make it anywhere that lets the time pass by the song still in our throats of holding on so tight time to let it go the ground falls from my feet one at a […]