After a few false starts over the years, I committed to learning Go | Weiqi | Baduk starting in 2013-09. Since that time I’ve made steady but laughably slow progress. Regardless, I am enjoying myself and that’s the point.

Awhile back I discovered a newish Go mobile app called GoQuest. (link) It’s a dead simple cross-platform … Go platform that facilitates ad hoc 9×9 and 13×13 real-time play between random faceless opponents. There’s also a passcode-based function to allow you to search out friends. In short, it’s a nifty little free app for getting your Go fix … on the go, and I was eager to try it out.

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Chasing the Northern Crested Caracara

It’s become a tradition of sorts that each time we visit my parents in Florida over Christmas I set out to add one particular species to my birding life list. Last year Dad took me to check off the Florida Scrub Jay. This year I wanted to see my first Northern Crested Caracara (Caracara cheriway).

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