I’m an electronics engineer in Colorado having lived here for over 20 years. I was born and raised in the “big city” of Chicago not far from Midway Airport. Some of my friends from back there couldn’t understand why I’d prefer to live in Colorado over Chicago, with all of the big city’s museums and variety of food, etc, but I tell them that Colorado just suits me.
My blog came to be named Sklcolorado because, I was previously at another blog, but when it shut down I needed to move fast and put it somewhere else. So, I just picked a name which is basically who I am (SKL) and where I live. Some of the older posts are missing slide shows which were lost during the transition. Maybe one day I’ll fix those.
I enjoy reading/learning politics, economics, history and religion. My favorite activities are playing music, woodworking, building kayaks and canoes, hunting, kayaking, backpacking and fishing.
I began playing guitar at age 9 and trumpet at age 13. Though I played guitar, trumpet and cello my first year in high school, the next years only involved trumpet. I enjoyed playing trumpet so much, yes . . . truely a joy, that I played about 4 hours a day my sophmore and junior years. Later in life I rekindled my music interest by writing songs. I bought some recording equipment and sang and played guitar, etc. After that I learned to play mandolin (which I also love), banjo (the weirdest instrument, sheesh), and concertina. I also built a harp and like to goof around with it. Oddly, perhaps, I don’t care to listen to music that much, but much prefer to play.
I started backpacking regularly when my second son was four years old and the oldest was six. When the youngest reached four I began taking him as well. With the right attitude and planning it can be a lot of fun backpacking with little kids. Over the years we’ve had a lot of memorable trips.
I think of my blog as part life history, and even use it as a reference when I need to remember something about a trip. And, as part informational to others who enjoy the same interests, and partially to motivate myself as I get older.
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