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Who is Robert McDiarmid?

I work very hard to live an uncomplicated life in complicated times. The path towards peaceful living has resulted in great satisfaction and at other times great loss - but that's the trademark of any journey worth looking into. I am a published novelist and short story writer - as well as anavid foodie and food blogger. I host a home cooking show on YouTube which recently celebrated it's 36th video recipe & 120th recipe. I am a web developer for a living. I am proud to work at TechSoup Global, a nonprofit software design group working towards the goal of remixing the web for social change through the sharing of ideas, promoting interactivity and challenging the nonprofit web to take it to the next level. Incredibly nifty stuff! You can see a my other designs and portfolio here. I am an avid cyclist - June 2014 will be my 3rd year as a training ride leader and coach for AIDS Lifecycle, a 545 mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. I bike year around; come out on the road with me sometime! So all that makes me a super busy guy - but I always make time for friends and family. I live with my partner, David, and our lovely wonderdog Miss Kate, in beautiful Palo Alto, California.