Who am I?
My name is Toshen.
When I was a kid, I lived in Minnesota. My deep appreciation for the outdoors was kindled there in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, where I paddled and hiked in awe several times.
I've lived a few places: Washington, Oregon, California, Massachusetts, Maui, Ethiopia, Germany, and India, where I meditated with a teacher who touches my heart deeply.
Then I discovered, fell in love with, and put down roots here in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado.
I've shared life for many years and countless miles with Garima.
Countless miles? Yep, Garima and I really love hiking together in the amazing Rocky Mountains, so we're on the trails a lot.
I worked for many years in the tech industry, with focuses on technical communication and program management.
I passionately enjoy nature photography …
Fern Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park
Walkaway by Cory Doctorow
I especially appreciate things that are made by hand.
I have lovingly written and hand-coded this site,
which is now hundreds of pages deep,
since 1999, using two great tools:
WebCoder for the first years,
and now Coda by Panic.
A note on the fonts:
My logo uses Jill Bell's Bruno JB,
"an enigma wrapped within a riddle,"
which I enjoy for its playfulness and flair.
The rest of my website uses
Muli by Vernon Adams,
which I appreciate
for how well it
and woodworking, especially lamp making.
My Luna lamp, one in a series of
that I'm exploring.
I'm also an amateur radio enthusiast.
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My name is pronounced with an "oh" and means contentment. The Brits pronounce the shortened version of my name, Tosh, with an "ah," which means something like nonsense. Yep, that fits, too.
Maybe we'll pass each other
on the path someday?
Lifetime member American Hiking Society
Lifetime member Lyons Historical Society
Member Lyons Prepared
(Boulder & Broomfield Counties
Amateur Radio Emergency Services)
Member Longmont Amateur Radio Club
Boulder County Leadership Fellows Alumnus
Past member Society for Technical Communication
Member Electronic Frontier Foundation