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Photo calendar, 2021

December 31, 2020 — Gideon Mayhak

This year, I decided to start what I hope will be an annual tradition: a photo calendar sent to friends and family. If you did not receive one, please don't be offended: I kept the list fairly short because of the cost of printing and shipping. However, let me know if you'd like one, and I'll gladly have one printed for you.

In the meantime, I figured I'd share the photos here.

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Tags: meet-the-mayhaks, new-year, photography

Season's greetings, 2020

December 24, 2020 — Gideon Mayhak

Sarah and I celebrate Christmas in a fairly traditional way: trees, lights, presents. She carefully arranges our commemorative ornaments on the main tree, and I set up an aluminum Christmas tree from my dad's childhood. Most years, Sarah puts together a nice card to send out to friends and family, and I thought I'd share a digital copy on this blog.

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Tags: christmas, meet-the-mayhaks, photography

From Computer Magic to Costa

December 19, 2020 — Gideon Mayhak

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More of my CDs and why I have them. These sort of hit on opposite ends of my life, from recent adulthood to early childhood.

WARNING: This episode may contain a tangent of love.

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Tags: cd-listening, meet-the-mayhaks, music

From CAKE to Cars

December 11, 2020 — Gideon Mayhak

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This time, we have two bands from the collection. One I have a little, one I have a lot. Don't be fooled by the CDs that I've got: I'm still, I'm still avoiding disc rot.

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Tags: cd-listening, meet-the-mayhaks, music

From Bowie to Brubeck

December 03, 2020 — Gideon Mayhak

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This one brings us two artists who shouldn't need any introduction, and about whom I feel woefully underqualified to write. As with previous entries, I'll focus mostly on what they mean to me and how their albums made it into my CD collection.

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Tags: cd-listening, meet-the-mayhaks, music

From Beat to Boston

November 29, 2020 — Gideon Mayhak

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In this installment, we go across the pond and back again. These are all bands that have been with me in spirit for a long time, but they entered my CD collection at very different times.

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Tags: cd-listening, meet-the-mayhaks, music

New beginnings

November 13, 2020 — Gideon Mayhak

How did I get here?

My name is Gideon Mayhak, and I'm currently living in Bridgewater, VA, with my wife, Sarah. We're both from Wisconsin originally; I was born and raised in Wisconsin Rapids and she was born in Merrill. A teaching job at James Madison University brought Sarah to Virginia in 2015, and I followed her when we got married on May 16, 2016. I ended up with a job at JMU, too.

I write this first post of few as we look forward to moving back to Wisconsin sometime next year. Sarah got a teaching job at WITC in Rice Lake, WI. I plan to follow a little closer this time.

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Tags: about-me, blog-info, meet-the-mayhaks, photography, server-info