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Yesterday while doing some studying with Middle Daughter I was trying to adjust some electronics into what I had hoped would be my Road Warrior Writer’s kit. It consisted of an Anker portable battery which was charging my iPhone 6+ (in a very low-tech stand hack) via the Nomad ChargeCard while I typed using Daedalus […]

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It’s easy to dismiss the idea of “lifestyle design” as a recent fad, the unholy godchild of the “get rich quick” schemes and self-help. “How to Dress Like a Man” “How to Brew Coffee Like a Real Woman” “How to Program with your Inner Child” – there seems to be a positively schizophrenic aspect to […]

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Where’s Your Focus?

There’s a neat little extension for the Chrome browser called Momentum. All it does is affect what happens when you open a new tab. Usually with Chrome there’s either a default home page (such as your email) or else there’s a bunch of icons of frequently-visited or past web pages. Momentum changes that. Instead it […]

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Why We Hack Life

As I fight the urge to buy yet another bluetooth keyboard, to start yet another exercise routine, to learn yet another language (“Wouldn’t it be cool,” I asked Natasha the other day, “if my grandsons were bilingual in English and Klingon?“) I wonder at my own dilettante nature. Jack-of-all-trades has always been my mantra, and […]

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Let’s start by doing a full-disclosure: if you decide to use this review to purchase Working on the Road, I will get a cut. In fact, I’ll get a bigger cut than the folks at Unconventional Guides (because Chris is cool like that). I also was given a preview copy of the Guide for review […]

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Misremembering Life

There's a lot of hullabaloo recently about a reporter who misremembered some events during the Iraq conflict. Personally I tend to agree with the folks who rather bitterly point out that if the news media had been as careful with fact checking the actual buildup to the war as they are Brian Williams' story, many […]

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If you read the previous post, you heard all kinds of stuff about how being active constructive can improve your relationship. In fact, it’s the one thing that improves the chances of it lasting. Let’s save what that means for a later “Love” post; for now, let’s just say it’s a good idea. You can even […]

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A Relationship with Pain

“Life is pain, princess. Anyone who tells you different is selling you something.” – Dread Pirate Roberts My friend JP and I have determined that we have a strange idea of “pain”. Here’s my difficulty: when you go into the V.A., they ask you for a “pain level”, which is supposed to be a number […]

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If you’ve not enjoyed the magical site that is ZenPencils, you’re really missing out on some delightful illustrations of some of the most profound statements and concepts of our or any time. Most recently he did one from Kahlil Gibran’s chapter on work: “Work is love made visible. And if you can’t work with love, […]

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This Is My Life

Let me tell you about my day: I woke up around 5am, the consequence of having drifted off to sleep early and relaxed last night. I lay in my warm bed in the dark snuggled up to my partner until the alarms went off at 5:15 and 5:20 (she likes a 5-minute “snooze” time). I […]

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