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2005

January

  • Moving home

    Buendia and I have just scored some great office space downtown in Santa Fe.

    This means we both have a place to go to work (as does Buendia’s first employee, starting in a couple of weeks).

    It also frees up the room at home for its new role in the summer, and will keep our work lives separate from the home existence.

    We’ll also be handy for drop-ins and lunch dates - quite a few friends work in the heart of town.

  • Shushing at Red River

    Back from a weekend ski trip to Red River - up there in northern New Mexico near the Colorado border.

    We weren’t doing the yo-yo ski-ing, otherwise known as downhill. Instead we were going cross country, which means you can go up and along as well as down.

    It’s no accident that you can get those nordic ski indoor trainer things, because it’s hard work - the perfect winter sport for masochistic cyclists.

    But the real challenge is keeping under control on the way down.

  • Playstation thumb

    The generous and wise Buendia bought me a Playstation2 for Christmas - partly to replace the one we had to leave behind in Ireland when we moved, and partly as a gentle suggestion that I had become a little too serious of late, and wasn't giving myself permission to play.

  • Nice blogging review

    The anonymous blogger over at An Overgrown Path has recently put up a very favourable review of The Accidental Pilgrim. An excerpt:

    “In his book dot com escapee David Moore manages to balance scholarship (he is a graduate of Cambridge and Trinity College, Dublin, but wears his academic background lightly) with readability, while managing to avoid the leaden ‘I am a dumb traveller, and these are the dumb things that happened to me’ style of humour regularly served up by Bill Bryson, namesake Tim Moore, and so many others . . . . The book also manages to avoid the trap of simply being a diary of places, journeys and punctures. In this his first book Moore manages to include enough personal detail to make the author as well as the journey come alive, and that is a difficult thing to achieve.”