Weekly Review 2

This is a few days late, but here it goes. In the past week, I finished listening to The Plague Year by Lawrence Wright on Audm. The original article was published by the New Yorker on December 28, 2020, but I listened to it in audio format, which ran to nearly 3 and half hours, but it was utterly…

Weekly Review 1

Last weekend I added my reading log to the site. This weekend I added pagination to my blog posts. In between, I felt like I spent an inordinate amount of time trying to figure out how to manage what I follow in a new way. I uninstalled Twitter and Reddit from my phone and I've drastically reduced…

Tracking the Books I’ve Read 📚

Began working on some updates to my site this weekend. First up was adding my reading log. So, now, I have a reading section that has almost every book I’ve read; the data from which I exported from Goodreads. Also, on my main page, I have an image grid of covers of the most recent eight books I’ve…

Windows and Trees

I ran across tree.fm🌳🔈 this week, which is a site that gives you random forest sounds from around the world recorded and submitted by users. It reminded me very much of WindowSwap, which I first saw last year. That site offers prerecorded sights and sounds from people’s windows all around the…

Making Habits Easy

So this post is an example of it’s topic. I want to start a new habit of updating my blog, but right now it’s just not easy enough for me to write a new post on a regularly basis. In an effort to fix that, I’ve done two things. First, I’ve given myself permission to make blog posts that are no more…

Books to Read in 2021

The following is my initial booklist for 2021. These won't be the only books I read in the new year, but it does comprise some of the books I'm interested in as I start the year off. The list has a very New Year's resolution vibe to it, which is very much not like me. I don't usually read these kind…

45 Borrowed Tips for Life

I ran across this article 100 Ways To Live Better and its followup 100 Tips for a Better Life. Both are a bit hit or miss with some tips just being plain wrong and others being relatively helpful, but the following were the ones that stuck with me. The list grew a bit longer than I expected, so I…

Music in 2020

I hadn't really listened to music in years, but that changed in 2020 and I started actively listening again. I know you might expect it was because of the pandemic that I started listening again, but actually it was because of the soundtrack to The Leftovers by Max Richter. During my holiday break…

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