Choose to Create

Earlier this year I read “Digital Minimalism” by Cal Newport. I already had suspicions, but that book really opened my eyes to how much time I wasted er, spent browsing content on the interwebs. Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, newsfeeds, etc. The endless scrolling … As directed in the book, I did Read more…

Baile

That title is supposedly Gaelic for “home.” I had always known that my paternal grandfather’s family came from Scotland to Canada to the United States. But recently my aunt dug up more research about my great-great-grandmother. She was a McLeod from Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Read more…

Inktober 2019

Oh yeah, I have a blog! I’ve been wanting to (re)develop my artistic side. I used to enjoy doodling and just creating stuff. Over time, as life and work have gotten in the way, I stopped creating anything. Blerg. Humans need to create dammit! It hit me about a week Read more…

New Microblog (sort of)

Like most people on the internet, I consume a LOT of links, stories, memes, videos, etc. Sometimes I want to share something I read or watch. But, I’m also trying to limit my social media time and not everything fits on my main blog page (which I’m trying to post to Read more…

Tales From The Furlough

It’s been a rough couple weeks for me since the government shutdown started. The first two weeks were pretty easy because the whole family was home for winter break. But now they’re all back in school and I’m just sort of floating around trying to get stuff on my task Read more…

My Three Words for 2019

Last year I tried to theme my year with three words rather than commit myself to resolutions that I knew I wouldn’t keep anyway. I first heard of the concept from Mike Vardy, who in turn took the concept from Chris Brogan. My words last year were Mindful, Endure, and Hygge. As I reflected Read more…

Notion.so Dashboard

I started using Notion.so a few months ago, then decided to pay for a year subscription when they dropped the price to $4/mo. Since that time, I’ve really taken to adding notes, structuring things, working on projects, etc. It’s a work in progress (like everything in life), but Notion is Read more…

Still not unremarkable

Hopefully this works … I had a domain as the “parent” on my hosting package with NameCheap and wanted to let that domain expire while moving *this* domain as the parent. Unfortunately, that required moving some files and changing a few things on the back-end. Fortunately, NameCheap support was super Read more…

Notion.so Weather Widget

I’ve been using a great little product called Notion lately. They have a limited free version, so I highly recommend you check it out. I loved the flexibility and potential so much that I paid for a year subscription. I’ll chronicle more of my usage on this blog later. But Read more…

National Arboretum

The wife, kids, and I decided to hit the National Arboretum this morning. Mother Nature obliged by giving us a cool, breezy, low humidity day. First time wandering around the grounds and it won’t be our last. We didn’t see the eagles nesting, but did see the bonsai garden, herb Read more…