Hello World…

Last time I wrote about myself I was super serious. I wrote about my important accomplishments and my stuffy expectations. I have taken myself too seriously for a majority of my adult life, and now, as I reach my mid-thirties, I find that I am - well - becoming calmer about things.


I’m Aaron. I live in Harrisburg Pennsylvania in a humble ranch house in a neighborhood filled with retired folks. I work from home full-time, so we’re all friends.

Not really, I prefer to stick to myself. I was outgoing and stuff when I was younger, all for what?

So, I have a house, which I am beginning to enjoy. I still think home ownership is a scam, same with college, but topics for another day.

A house, a wife, a kid, and a dog. I started growing a beard in October 2019 and have yet to shorten it. And I prefer flannel shirts over whatever the alternative is.

By day, and night as it turns out, I am an I.T. Consultant. Nothing fancy. It is a good job.

Also by day and by night I am a woodworker. I stumbled into this part of who I am earlier this year and have been wondering how and why it took me so long to discover this part of me, but alas, such is life. Regardless, I am a woodworker now and find it hard to stop. My workbench and the shelves around it are filled with a variety of hand tools. No power tools in my shop, and nothing against them, I have simply chosen a traditional approach to woodworking. More about my woodworking here.

All of that to say, hello. And welcome to my world.

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Feel free to email me. Would love to hear from you! Hello at aaronaiken dot me will do the trick.

See you around,



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