My notebook is where I collect my thoughts, document my journey through life, and share some ideas I find interesting.

Ephemera No. 1

Because this is my personal site, it’s basically in near constant flux. I adjust things over time to see what I think works best for me. I’ve decided to adjust how I handle links here.

Written on Sep 29, 2022 in Ephemera

Bored with technology

Apple had their big iPhone event this week with several new product launches. Nothing came out that had me jonesing for new tech, and this got me thinking about my excitement around technology in general.

Written on Sep 14, 2022 in Tech

Rekindling my Journaling with the Day One App

I've revisited my Day One app the past month and am finding it incredibly enjoyable to jot down thoughts again. It's incredibly helpful that I don't set any boundaries or expectations for myself in what I capture. Sometimes it's a simple sentence, others it's a photo. Getting into the habit again has got me feeling happy about writing things down.

Written on Aug 26, 2022 in Writing

Email Newsletters are Better Than You Think (Mostly)

I admit that I was late to the newsletter frenzy back in 2020. Getting interesting reading topics delivered to my email seemed counter to how I like to read that I held off for a while. I'm now a convert and actually appreciate the focused spot it has in my life.

Written on Aug 18, 2022 in Reading

Los Padres National Forest

Took a short, Level 1 camping overnight to Los Padres. Just me and The Eagle.

Written on Aug 2, 2022 in Camping

I'm a rewatcher

I enjoy movies quite a bit. I like some shows, but in general I lean towards movies for most of my media enjoyment. I prefer the encapsulated story lines versus an ongoing, spread-out story that may end up taking 15 seasons to finalize.

Written on Jul 8, 2022 in Watching

Hello Portland!

Took a trip up to Portland, Oregon last weekend for my niece's wedding. I could not stop commenting on how green the city is. There are trees everywhere! It's a beautiful city, with the Willamette river running right through the city center.

Written on Jun 29, 2022 in Travel

Fathers Day

Spent a wonderful afternoon in Manhattan Beach with the boy, having lunch at Simmzy's and walking the pier.

Written on Jun 22, 2022 in Family

Resurrecting the blog

Several months ago I got the itch to start posting here again. It has been many years since I had anything resembling a personal blog. Blogging is different than social media, it takes more effort to maintain. And like exercise or a hobby, if you don't keep at it it can be easy to let go.

Written on Jun 22, 2022 in Writing

Long Way Up

Rewatching Long Way Up this week. As summer rolls in, the itch to get out and explore nature gets stronger. I love this show.

Written on Jun 21, 2022 in Watching

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