Randy Hoyt

Re-Reading The Lord of the Rings

I haven’t read every work of English literature, but I believe The Lord of the Rings is one of the greatest. It’s been too many years since I last read it. So here we go: “There was much talk and excitement in Hobbiton.”

Dec 28

Boston 1775

Garrett (my oldest son) and I put together a large map of 1775 Boston for his presentation at school this week (with help from FedEx Office, Wikipedia, and Photoshop). “It is June 1775,” he begins. “We’ve been under siege here in Boston for two months.”

Nov 13

Pocket 391

I had a blast from the past when someone starred this tweet from 3½ years ago:

7 March 2013 – 7:41 PM
I read all my Instapaper list on my SFO->MCO flight today. Based on recommendations from friends, I’m finally going to give @Pocket a try.

I reached “Instapaper Zero” that day and switched to Pocket. I still add to or read from Pocket every day. I’m currently at “Pocket 391”, but I’m actively working on it with a burn-down chart now.

Nov 01

The Game

I’ve really been enjoying playing the solo/cooperative game The Game over the last few weeks — especially with Beth Sobel’s beautiful Textile reskin. I finally played all 98 cards and won this morning!

Oct 17