Although Christmas is a wonderful time of year and a great chance to see relatives again, I also look forward to the few days after Christmas before the new year. Those are days where I can generally do what I want. This year I’m hoping to go cross-country skiing, visit a coffee shop, and work on my knitting.

Kris @Alligator

Although I have many years of formal education, most of what I've learned has come from experimenting and trying to solve problems on my own. Once an idea for a project is set in my mind, it is all-consuming and one must learn everything possible about the subject on the way to the outcome. For learning is more than reading books and spoken word, it is hours of frustration, trial and error, and one sudden flash of insight when the world magically makes sense. It is during this moment when I am truely alive.