Here's what's been going on with my life for the past few months.
First, my friend Jim and I have ventured forth and started a podcast. It's called the Low Barrier Podcast which is titled to parody the reality that everyone is starting one. I mean, podcasts have been a thing for at least 10 years in general, but as of late, a lot of people are firing up microphones to join the fun.
To me, as saturated as the craft is, it's a lot like a more formalized and technically savvy version of 1970s CB radio fad. About 90 percent of the people, like Jim and I, talk about nothing with any kind of gravity. We are trying, like everyone else of course, to move into a sphere above by improving show quality and maintaining a consistency. We are now 11 episodes in and with much room for improvement in future episodes.
I'm also moving soon. It's to a new neighborhood literally blocks away from the Canadian border, so for the next two months or so I'm going to be engaged in box moves, some house repairs, and all the usual hassles, stress, and frustrations that come with it.
I am anguished about leaving the trendy neighborhood I've lived in for the past 3 years, but alas, most of the potential good time in it was ruined by the pandemic. Though, in any event, it became pretty clear to me that living in stairs-distance to all the area bars was leaving me nothing more than at risk of being arrested every weekend.
Originally I imagined myself as some sort of artisan joining the most eclectic neighborhood in Buffalo. In reality, I wound up the annoying drunk barfly even steep tips couldn't abate the bar tenders who had to deal with me.
I gave being hip at 50+ a chance and we'll just say, it didn't work out.
Now I'll have a chance to focus on supporting a home with someone I love and want to be there for, making up for some lost time I hope. Not to mention, all while enjoying my hobby of over-securing a large property with webcams. Because, yeah, I have that obsession and my new flat gives me a platform to express it with.
In fact, my move will require me to bring down the Buffcam overlooking Allen Street and Delaware Avenue. If you are someone with an interesting vantage point in the Allentown neighborhood, reach out to me to discuss how you can continue hosting the camera and keeping the view alive.
And, it looks changes may be in store on the work front, too, but it's too soon to tell how and in what capacity. Recent events there have expanded my range of support expertise and value, and I think it's going to lead to greater things if not more challenging ones.
By Dave for Personal Blog.