Brave Newbie Nick

One part Burner and one part Engineer; I’ve lived through twenty-five-and-a-half winters, and aim to keep it that way. My world is a strange one, and it’s my goal to make it stranger.

Articles by Nick

Travels and Travails


Jan 23 2012 in New People

Right, anyway, I’m in New Zealand. and that’s a kiwi I know I’ve been away for awhile, and I’m a bit sorry about that. But only a bit. Y’see, a weekend ago, I packed up everything I’ve got in LA into a storage unit, stuffed a bunch of it into a framepack, and trucked off […]


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Long and Glorious, Part II


Jan 12 2012 in Uncategorized

For hating cold this much, I sure can take it Sunday started early. 9:00 AM early – which might not be early to most of you, but to this self-employed one-time software engineer, that’s an hour I’m familiar with only through perseverance and lingering chemical enhancements. The morning was building an entire new set for […]


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Long and Glorious, Part 1


Jan 11 2012 in New People

    Alright Brave Newbies, I owe ya. It’s been a busy, busy weekend – so busy, in point of recollection, that I fail to remember it all, but I’ll pay you in stories so awesome there ain’t no debt. This past long weekend has been an intense endeavor for me – working all day, […]


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(Un)satisfyingly Easy


Jan 05 2012 in Uncategorized

It’s hard to do the brave part when the monsters keep giving you candy. So, over the last few days, in my pursuit of this simple monthly goal, I’m noticing something: I really don’t have to go out of my way to meet new people. And it’s not just Calvin at the Kiwis doing the […]


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Provided, Fait Accompli


Jan 02 2012 in New People

You have to understand that once upon a time, I didn’t believe this stuff. Observations are giving credence to the contrary. Alright. I’m incredibly exhausted. It’s late. I haven’t met anyone new, in large part because I hadn’t yet gone anywhere knew. I need to meet someone new, not just for this blog, but for […]


Launching Brave New the Second


Jan 02 2012 in New People

… happening, fittingly but unintentionally, on the second. Same bat time, same bat channel, same bat ideas – but, different bat. As the Thai printed on a tee shirt, “Same same, but different!” I am Nick, a friend Phil made in his pursuit of the Brave and the New. I’m one part Burner and one […]


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Phil WarrenPhil Warren (81)
Founder and editor of The Brave New, Phil Warren is now an accordion player, a minister, a sonic weapons expert, a director, a photographer, a public speaker, and a bunch of other things. Mostly he's an adventurer though. An adventurer who smells nice. Except when he doesn't.
NickNick (6)
One part Burner and one part Engineer; I’ve lived through twenty-five-and-a-half winters, and aim to keep it that way. My world is a strange one, and it’s my goal to make it stranger.

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