All posts tagged “personal

Talking to My Daughter About Death

I didn’t realize how far the thoughts had gotten in my daughter’s mind until we were playing a game of hide-and-seek at home. My daughter (I call her Sprout online), reminded me about a game we had played the other week where she got upset… Read More

Fixing the Dryer

A few weeks back I went to put a load of laundry in the dryer, and the machine refused to cooperate. The motor started up, but as soon as I released the start button, it cut off. I did what I do most of the… Read More

Complete or Delete

It’s a new mantra I’m trying on, because I have a lot of ideas, and sometimes they get lost in the shuffle. Between this year’s re-reading of David Allen’s Getting Things Done and checking out Cal Newport’s Deep Work, one of the recurring themes was… Read More

We Are Here

There are billions upon billions of planets in the observable universe. Most are inhospitable to life. They’re in the wrong position relative to the nearest star, they have the wrong atmosphere, or their surface doesn’t have the right component elements. Out of all those potential… Read More

Heavy Clicky Touchy Feely

I ponied up the money for a mechanical keyboard. I get it. People buy in, hook, line, and sinker to this craze the way marketing used to tell kids shoes would make you run faster and jump higher. But it’s genuinely pleasant. Does having a… Read More

Let’s Talk About Cats

Picture a cat. Now picture that cat in your home, somewhere near you. What do you imagine that cat doing? Don’t overthink it. Whatever immediately came to mind when I said to imagine a cat in the room with you works fine. Got it? So,… Read More