Lost and Found: 1 Grecian ‘Stache

Friday, January 9th, 2009

All of you will surely recognize the man on the left.  His biblical image comes at you in all of its hair and puffy-shirtness like a thunder clap.  Yanni stands as the hairiest, women-loving man I know [of]…though Hugh Jackman must be at the top of this game too!  And on his right is the […]

Offspring, Part Deaux

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

In nine days, we’ll be a family of four, having welcomed a new baby girl into the Gradin household on the 24th of this month…at 6:00am. That’s how we role. My wife likes to plan for the unplannable. However, she has made certain assurances for this life-event, and I have little doubt […]

Flattery will get you everywhere!

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

I just noticed that a few of my pictures had been “favorited” in Flickr by a man I didn’t know. It wouldn’t strike me normally, as I don’t know most of the people on Flickr.com, however these pictures seemed to be of a particular theme.
So, yeah. The guy had been favoriting a lot […]

The End is Nigh; Scientists Plan to Build New Universe

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

NPR tells me that scientists are developing a theory around the potential development of synthetic universes. If that sounds vague, it’s because the explanation is based on a mathematical non-zero probability. That’s a tough concept to sell to the general public, myself included. However, I’m learning more about the ideas and am […]

Acoustical Drum Design Principles

Wednesday, October 4th, 2006

Amy and I were talking recently about me getting into drum construction. We’ve talked about it before, but I’m not exactly sure how to get started. After a conversation Sunday, my mind began working on some concepts to get me started. What I’ve come up with is a desire to redesign the […]

Tuesday Marks the Day

Monday, May 29th, 2006

On Tuesday we really, really start the dog food experiment. We’ve delayed long enough and the energy that persuaded us to get into this was starting to wane.

Nobel Peace, Only Weirder

Wednesday, May 10th, 2006

A new new reader of Gradin.com, Donna Hadden, was recently so inspired by the Kibbles experiment that she wrote a poem about it.

Soylent Green is People, This is Not

Thursday, May 4th, 2006

Earlier, I said dog days are coming and I meant it. It has taken a while to get everything worked out, but Monday begins something a little different. A friend and I will commit ourselves to eight weeks of dry dog food-eating experimentation for the betterment of mankind. I know you have […]

Dog Days are Coming

Thursday, April 13th, 2006

There is a plan on the horizon that marks a great experiment for two grown men to conduct over the period of, hopefully, eight weeks. It’s either a great experiement worthy of a Nobel Prize, or it will kill each of us and grant us an entry in the Darwin Awards. I am […]

99x Sinner’s Ball 2006 at The Compound

Sunday, February 26th, 2006

Atlanta’s biggest (and only?) Mardi Gras celebration is hosted by 99x at The Compound. I was hired to stilt-walk at the engagement and lived to tell the story. To appreciate my situation better, you have to know that the club scene isn’t exactly my cup of tea. In fact, I have no […]