About Jeff

The great thing about having your own blog is that you can say anything you want. The downside to having your own blog is that you can say anything you want.

My grand plan is to talk about the things that interest me, comment on the things that I feel need commented on, share stuff that I want to share — and do it all without coming across like a complete dork even though that may very well be exactly what I am.

What interests me, you ask? Maybe if I share a little about who I am and what I do, I can paint a better picture than if I offer you a simple list.

I’m the managing editor for The Mac Observer.  I co-host TMO‘s Apple Context Machine podcast with Bryan Chaffin, and as if that isn’t enough to keep me busy I appear pretty much every week on the We Have Communicators podcast, too, with Michael Johnston and Adam Christianson.

And how about Chuck Joiner’s MacVoices and MacJury? And Mac Roundtable? Yeah, I show up there, too.

Here’s a shout-out to all of you Design Tools Monthly readers out there. You may not know exactly which articles I write each month, but they are in there. If you’re looking for a great overview of what’s happening in the graphic design world every month this is the place to go.

I also write the InBrief column for InDesign Magazine, and occasionally write for Layers and Photoshop User Magazines. Of course, I have to toss in the obligatory plug for my book, The Designer’s Guide to Mac OS X from Peachpit Press.

That said, let’s move on to the other stuff in my life. I totally dig my Sci-Fi. All flavors of Trek are great, I love Battlestar Galactica, and Firefly rocks the house.

I live in Colorado, so the mountains are my playground. I’ve climbed about half of the 14ers, love snowshoeing, and getting my mountain bike dirty. I haven’t been skiing for several years because it’s just too damn expensive.

Actually, that’s not completely true. I went skiing again in 2011 and now I want to learn how to snowboard. Yeah, like that won’t cost.

OK, so that’s me in a nut shell. Enjoy what I have to say, or not. Odds are I’ll keep writing regardless of what you think. I just can’t help myself — it’s what I do.

Welcome to the wonderful world of Jeff.

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