Three years with my lovely wife, the greatest person in my life. She puts up with a lot of my rambling and none of my bullshit. I hope to be as smart as her one day and I hope our daughter grows up feeling the same way. Thanks for everything, Amber. I love you. P.S. […]
Eye doc insisted on moving to shatter-proof lenses. Between that material and my prescription no metal frame could handle the width of lens I need. So here we are with the matte plastic. Don’t worry, I’ll get us a pack of PBR for band practice later.
The world around you is out of your control. The facts that govern your life are mostly out of your control. The actions you take are often in response to motivations and needs that are largely out of your control. What you do control is the story you tell yourself about what it means. You […]
My mind fights with itself a lot. It’s like playing both colors in chess. Your move as white, then on the other side of the board you counter it with the same ferocity as black. You always win and you always lose. Sometimes it’s what gives me my advantage. I see a lots of sides […]
I am always uneasy about what I should and should not say on the internet. There is so much I want to let out. So much I want to yell. There are also so many nice things that I think would only be ruined by letting the internet touch them. This evening I saw a […]
When my wife asked what I wanted for Father’s Day, I asked for a date night. She made it happen and it was lovely. We went to Great Flood for beer and board games. Amber won almost all the games as we’ve all come to expect.
I’m listening to the Roderick on the Line podcast in chronological order. It seems only right to also learn The Long Winters’ catalogue as well. Loved this line when I heard it today: Twice you burned your life’s work Once to start a new life And once just to start a fire
Ber last ran the Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon in 2015, right after we found out she was pregnant with Grace. Ever since she finished, she’s been excited to run it again. Today she finished the 2017 miniMarathon, after fourteen weeks of training. I’m incredibly proud of her, and watching her complete such a big event really makes […]
If someone asks you a question, think to yourself about the quality of the question. If it’s of poor quality, it’s best to respond with a question of your own. Terrible questions will make your answer terrible. Don’t play that game: work your way to a good question instead. I find this helpful in customer support, conversation, debate, […]
I’m better about getting done during the day most of the things I must do. At least, I’m better now than I was a year ago. I’m still really bad about improving myself, working on side projects, or in general making use of my personal time in a way that makes me proud. There’s a […]