COVID-19 Diary – week 2

More random thoughts I’ve been thinking during my second full week of self-isolation, quarantine, social distancing, or whatever. Flatten that curve, baby. Stay home, stay healthy, don’t spread the disease! I’m constantly reminded how much my own personal life hasn’t really changed while the entire world seems to be changing Read more…

COVID-19 Diary – week 1

Just some random thoughts I’ve been thinking during my first full week of self-isolation … quarantine … social distancing … or whatever. I’m just trying to flatten the curve, stay healthy, and keep others healthy too. I’m very grateful for our first responders, teachers, police, and firefighters for the service Read more…

Too Much News

Watch the video … but spoiler alert: yes, you are consuming too much news. Key takeaways: Watching the news does not equate to participating in our world/life/community We need more people participating in politics There is an immense amount of peer pressure to appear “up on things” If you don’t Read more…

Year of the Rat

Happy Lunar New Year! 2020 is the year of the rat. I don’t traditionally celebrate the Chinese New Year or follow the Chinese Zodiac. But it turns out I’m a “rat” on their zodiac calendar. So this is my year! Coincides well with my “Focus On Me” axiom this year, Read more…

Saving My Sanity

Note: in an effort to become a better writer, blog more often, and maybe grow readers, I’m posting this on Medium too. If you’re so inclined, I would love a¬†clap or a share or whatever. Thx. Part of my morning routine, besides putting away dishes, starting coffee, making breakfast, and Read more…

Digital Detox – done

And that’s a wrap! I did my “digital detox” for the 30 days of April. You can read the rules I setup on that link, but basically I removed most notifications from my phone/watch and committed to not checking most social media sites on my phone or computer for 30 Read more…

Digital Detox – halfway point

Yesterday marked two weeks of going through my “digital detox”. I followed Cal Newport’s direction for a 30 day digital detox from his book “Digital Minimalism.” I had been losing my interest in most social media platforms anyway and had become especially weary of all the pro and anti-President stuff Read more…