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Life

CrossFit L1 Seminar

My own body scared me all my life. For the last two years, I’ve been on a mission to change that. What helped me turn the corner was trusting in coaches. I stopped expecting myself to know everything before going into the gym: let a coach guide you. Stop racing around the internet for answers: […]

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Life

Native Land Search for Pipe Wrench

In addition to being a subscriber, I’m now a proud contributor to Pipe Wrench magazine. For their third volume, I created a WordPress plugin that lets readers search for if their location is on unceded indigenous land. The tool is an implementation of the map and API project run by Native Land Digital. You can […]

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Fitness

The Little Gym Keeps Growing

Our home gym is a cozy, efficient pressure cooker of fitness. For Father’s Day, Amber got me the new set of 50lb dumbbells. Other additions since I last blogged about the setup: 20lb dumbbells 10lb dumbbells Abmat 100lb Strongman Sandbag PVC pipe New Buddy Lee Ropemaster jump rope All proven to be great investments as […]

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Life

2020 Reading Review

Looking back, I see 2020 as a year of re-establishing my principles. One of those was retraining a habit of reading. In March, my best friend Danny and I started texting each other everyday that we’d read at least 10 pages of a book. Any book counted: fiction/non-fiction, light/heavy, intellectual/dumb. In addition to the following […]

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Fitness

My Lockdown Gym

Covid-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths are all at their worst yet in the United States. In Kentucky, a new set of restrictions has gone into place and in general I support them all. Gym capacities are restricted as part of those measures. While they’re not closed, I’m electing to train in my home gym until […]

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Life

New Glasses

Been three years since my last pair.

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Fatherhood Life

A New Line of Work

Today is my last day working at OOHology. Starting tomorrow, I’ll be a full-time dad.

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Fitness Technology

Weightlifting Cheatsheet

I’m procrastinating real work, so here’s a project I made that I’ve wanted for a while. Alex’s Max Cheatsheet

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Life

Absurdist Parenting

Three-year-olds are sometimes called “three-nagers.” They can go from excited and playful to moody and recalcitrant with seemingly no explanation. In those moments, I sometimes get upset too. I like playing with Grace, even to the point of spoiling. But when I take the time and effort to put her fun first, that three-nager attitude […]

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Life

Still Reading Recently

The Art of Procrastination by John Perry What some may think is tongue in cheek is actually brutally honest in this short, funny book. My wife and I are both procrastinators, so we had a good evening me reading this book instead of working and her listening to the best laugh lines every ten minutes […]