Category 100DaysToOffload

America, land of the free

America. “Give [us] your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…” Written on the Statue of Liberty. I *idea* of America is that it’s a land of opportunity. Anybody from anywhere in the world can come here…

Strangelove

A Depeche Mode song popped up in my shuffled playlist this morning. My mind wandered to when I first heard Depeche Mode. I remember it vividly. It was the mid-80s and I was visiting my mom in Santa Rosa, CA.…

Brushing up on Stoicism

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I don’t even remember how I was first introduced to Stoicism a few years ago. In that time though, I’ve read all three of Ryan Holiday’s “The Way, The Enemy, The Key” series, Marcus Aurelius’ “Meditations”, and last year read…

Milty Fresh

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Every day I walk to my office past a plethora of offices. Mostly people I don’t know because I just don’t interact with them. There’s one name plate that catches my eye consistently: Milt Smith (last name changed to protect…

Books I Read in June 2021

I track what I read in Goodreads, but I wanted to start writing a little more about each book and keep track by the month on this blog. Goodreads is nice for the annual challenge, but I don’t really use…

Unfriending

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I have a lot of friends from High School that I follow on Facebook. Since the election in November 2020, I’ve unfriended quite a few of them who have turned nasty. I’m all for freedom of speech and different viewpoints,…

Drivers License Saga

I realized last week that my driver’s license had expired in October 2020. At the time, the DMVs were shut down and they had a 60 day extension for licenses expiring. Clearly I was way past that window of opportunity…

YouTube Music Finds

I’ve subscribed to YouTube Music (previously Google Play Music) for years. One of my favorite things to do is ask my Google Home device to play a specific song that I want to hear, then it creates a playlist based…

Rough Week

We had a rough week. My mother-in-law passed away. I just haven’t felt like doing anything. It’s been mostly a maintenance week … just keeping up the stuff that needed to be done. My wife is handling it really well.…

Truck Person

After watching the MKBHD video about the upcoming Ford F-150 Lightning … I guess I’m a truck person now. Me want. Day 23 of #100DaysToOffload

Personal Growth

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I’ve come to understand that I love to learn things. I used to think I was just sort of flaky. I would dive deep into something and devour learning about it, then I would sort of give it up and…

Tracking Tag Security

You’ve likely seen the cool new tracking tag on the block – Apple’s AirTags (which were released less than a month ago). This week’s Naked Security Live video from Sophos Security discusses how safe they are. Spoiler alert: they’ve already…