Seeing that it’s Monday morning, I’m spending a lot of time catching up on all of the email from this past weekend (as I’m sure most everyone else is, as well).
During the work day, I spend a lot of times listening to movie soundtracks or ambient stations on iTunes Radio or Spotify. Sure, I still dig normal music as much as the next person, but I find that this kind of music helps me to focus and get stuff done a bit more effectively.
Continue reading The Legend of Zelda and a Simpler Time
Last week, I mentioned that I was interested in doing something like 21 Days of Normal or something similar. Ideally just to give a glimpse as to what it’s like to have a self-employed father, stay-at-home-mom, a toddler, a baby who’s on the cusp of walking, and two crazy dogs. Continue reading Dual Monitors (And 21 Days of Normal)
When it comes to writing (or, more specifically, blogging), I think there’s something cathartic about it. I mean, if you’re into that sort of thing.
Not everyone is and that’s okay. Continue reading Looking For 21 Days of Normal
What If? is a fantastic website in which the author – a well-educated physicist – answers random, often funny questions submitted by others. Recently someone asked the following question:
What if there was a lake on the Moon? What would it be like to swim in it? Presuming that it is sheltered in a regular atmosphere, in some giant dome or something.
Like I said, cool questions, right?
Continue reading High Diving on the Moon
When I was in college, I had the privilege of living with a number of highly respectable people all of whom I still consider friends today.
Aside from the usual spending time together hanging out, we’ve been in one another’s weddings, and we’ve spent a lot of time keeping up with one another despite the usual day-to-day grind that we all feel.
I’ve got a lot of really, really great people in my life.
Continue reading Do It Now (All You Gotta Do Is Do It)
See The Real Middle Earth… In New Zealand
Ever since The Fellowship of the Ring was released in theaters (in 2001, no less!), Meghan and I have talked about making a trip to New Zealand to see all of the landmarks of where the movie was made.
Continue reading See The Real Middle Earth
I’m not one of those who thinks that everyone should blog, but if I know someone that they have even the slightest bit of inkling to start writing, then I am all in about trying to get them to write.
I don’t care what it is that you’re writing about, there’s something cathartic about it.
And if it’s cathartic, then the more you do it, the better you feel. At the same time, if practice is the application of an idea (in this case, writing), and you get better with practice, then it stands to reason that you’ll get better at writing, right?
Anyway, I don’t care if you’re writing fiction, non-fiction, journaling, or just sharing something that you think is neat – write!
There are a lot of people I want to blog because I want to read what they have to say about whatever it is that they have to share. And those people occasionally express the feeling that they want to write, as well.
But something happens between “I want to blog” and “I’m blogging.”
Continue reading Playing the Bad Guy