Things have been hard lately. But, I think I might have stumbled on something today that might provide a framework for making things better. I canceled my Netflix and HBO Max subscriptions. I've had the former for years and years...at a minimum, the duration of BoJack Horseman (7 years), but maybe even longer. I canceled … Continue reading 2021-06-20


It feels like it's been a long time since I've posted—okay, it has been a long time since I've posted—so I figured I'd give a status update. The rain is really beginning to wear on me. I was supposed to fertilize a month ago but still haven't because it rains so much every week that the pasture … Continue reading 2019-05-11

On Emergencies

There's a coffee mug somewhere that says something to the effect of, "your lack of planning is not my emergency," or something like that.  I've recently had occasion to question whether anything at my company is actually an emergency.  According to Google, an emergency is defined as: a serious, unexpected, and often dangerous situation requiring immediate … Continue reading On Emergencies

On Antsy Frustration

Periodically I find myself frustrated, not with anything in particular, but at my inability to understand why I'm frustrated.  It is, of course, self-perpetuating.  It hit me earlier today.  I'd watched the first episode of Westworld (highly recommended; it's fascinating!) and was contemplating whether to watch the second episode when it struck. The frustration is … Continue reading On Antsy Frustration