Who am I?

My name is Toshen.

I grew up 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.


Since then I've lived a few places: Washington, Oregon, California, Massachusetts, Maui, Ethiopia, Germany, and India. Then I discovered, fell in love with, and put down roots here in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado.

A garden with a house

I've shared life for many years and countless miles with Garima.

Celebrating finding our new home

Countless miles? Yep, Garima and I really love hiking together in the amazing Rocky Mountains, so we're on the trails a lot.

A trail in the Rockies

I worked for many years in the tech industry, focused on technical communication and program management.

Giving a talk at a tech conference

I passionately enjoy nature photography …

One of my photos of Fern Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park

Fern Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park

reading …

Life 3.0 by Max Tegmark

Life 3.0 by Max Tegmark

writing …

TSW WebCoder      Panic Coda

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 playful flair.
The rest of my website uses
Muli by Vernon Adams⩘ ,
which I appreciate
for how well it
reads and

and woodworking, especially lamp making.

My luna lamp

My Luna lamp, one in a series of
polyhedra-shaped lamps
that I'm exploring.

I'm also an amateur radio enthusiast.

My HT: Kenwood TH-D74A

Amateur Radio Notes by Toshen, KEØFHS⩘ 

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?

Lyons Fire Protection District⩘  – Board of Directors
Lyons Historical Society⩘  – Lifetime member
Lyons Prepared⩘  – Co-chair
BCARES⩘  – Member
(Boulder & Broomfield Counties
Amateur Radio Emergency Services)
Boulder County Leadership Fellows⩘  – Alumnus
Society for Technical Communication⩘  – Past member

American Hiking Society⩘  – Lifetime member

American Hiking Society - promotes and protects foot trails, their surrounding natural areas, and the hiking experience