Hi! I’m Douglas Smiley, a married 34 year old, dog owning, beard wielding, database architecting, blog writing dude. Thanks for stopping by my humble blog. Although, upon further reflection, is it possible to have a blog with your very name in the URL and still be humble? Let’s hope so.
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I’ve been blogging on and off since I was an undergrad at Robert Morris University. Having graduated over a decade ago in 2005, it’s safe to say I’ve been at this awhile. I’ve had blogs on pop culture, sports, writing, food, beer, personal this and that. You name it, there’s probably a very stale URL out there in the web with some of my ramblings on it. Each blog I’ve had I’ve enjoyed for a time, but inevitably there always comes a point where I begin to feel bound by the confines of a “themed” blog. I love sports, beer, food, and pop culture. But you know what I don’t love? Writing about that one topic day in and day. It’s creatively stifling to be pinned down to one topic and it’s my hope that this blog will serve as the answer to this frustration.
I’m here to write about what inspires when inspiration finds me, consistency of theme be damned. Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoy getting to know a little about me while I’m doing the same.