My name is Bob Neinast. My college training is in physics. When I graduated, I went to work at Bell Labs, and retired in 2001 when Lucent Technologies (one of AT&T’s progeny) came really close to going belly up. I now live in a suburb outside Columbus, Ohio.
What you will find in this blog, not surprisingly, are those things that interest me. For one thing, I go barefoot. A lot. As in nearly always. And I fight to be able to do so. I started out just being a bit of an iconoclast, but I also discovered that my back hurts less and my knee pain pretty much goes away. Going barefoot also adds a certain gracefulness to one’s motions. And it eliminates foot odor — you need the inside of a shoe to do a good job of providing the breeding grounds for smelly bacteria and fungi.
I also like to hike and to map the places I’ve hiked. You might check out my Southeast Ohio Hiking Areas, where I provide topographic maps marked with the trails I have hiked. I have hiked all of those trails barefoot, and I have added the trails based upon my experience reading the terrain I am hiking over.
You’ll also see blog posts on language, history, and maybe even politics.
If you want to contact me with ideas or concerns, use firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, you might ask, “What the heck is Ahcuah?“
Comment policy: I have things set up so that first time commenters go through moderation, so if you are new and don’t see your comment immediately, that’s probably where it is, and I’ll get to it, usually within a day. If it takes much longer than that, it may have automatically been placed in the spam bin. If so, email me and I’ll shake that tree. Otherwise, I’m pretty much tolerant of most comments, but reserve the right to change my mind as I see fit.