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2020 Goals and Guesses

Potty training happened, though a year off from my guess. I spent time outside (mowing helped) and even got some nice tank tops for the job.

  • More rest and structured exercise
    Hockey has been great as a way to get ...

2019 Recap

2019 was another great year, one with a bit more stability. This is my 12th year of review (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018). This year was a pretty similar to 2018, though not quite ...

2019 Goals and Guesses

Like last year, it turns out trying to control your kid isn't a great goal. Potty training didn't go as planned, but I have faith it will eventually come.

  • More time outside

    We've got plans for a ...

2018 Recap

2018 was a year of personal adventures. This is my 11th year of review (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017). This year was a bit calmer than the last few.

  • Continued Traveling

    This year was full ...

2018 Goals and Guesses

We had another child last year, which was the big highlight. It turns out that keeping kids healthy is not a good goal, since you can't control when or if they are sick. Caring for them and teaching them ...

2017 Recap

2017, what a year. This is my 10th(!) year of review (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016) and I'm thankful for all the past ones. This year was another big one.

  • New baby girls

    It was ...

2017 Goals and Guesses

Last year was about stability. Everyone survived and thrived, and being a father is a tremendous amount of fun and responsibility.

We have another baby on the way, a little girl, so this year will need more stability to our ...

2016 Recap

2016 was a quieter year for my family and I, and is my 9th year of review (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015). This year had very few changes for me, though there is much to expect in ...

2016 Goals and Guesses

Last year was my biggest year, so I don't anticipate near the amount of change this year. 2016 will be more about stability, and potentially some change for my wife Meg. It will be my first full year as ...

2015 Recap

2015 was a huge year for my family and I. I'm on my 8th year of review (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014). This year had more change than any year before it, which is hard to believe ...

A Visit from Saint Nicholas (as by Ernest Hemingway) | The New Yorker →

I love these kinds of mashups, one work redone in the style of another author.

The game is the game →

I had no idea there were so many of these tautologies in The Wire

How to lose weight in 4 steps →

The puddles on the floor, lights in office buildings imagery, and simplicity and habit remind me of Fight Club.

The Gap Between What The Public Thinks And What Scientists Know →

These gaps are a bit disconcerting. Not sure if it's good marketing on one side, or bad on the other.

The biggest gap between scientists and the public came on issues that may elicit fear: the safety of genetically ...

An odd Late Late Show →

This stars two of my favorite comedy actors, Adam Pally (Happy Endings, The Mindy Project) andBen Schwartz  (Parks & Rec, House of Lies), and special guest Martellus Bennett (TE for Chicago Bears, Texas A&M), and feels much more like ...

I'm an Anti-Braker →

This fantastic satire is great, but it doesn't get at the heart of why people think this way. As evidence mounts, a conspiracy theorist only believes that the conspiracy is larger.

2015 Goals and Guesses

Despite it being early in the year, I already have some big plans for 2015. Meg and I are expecting a baby this summer (our first), along with a move back to Texas and a new house (another first). With ...

2014 Recap

Another end of the year, and another time to review things. For those keeping score, this is my 7th year of review (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013). It was another big year of change.

  • We moved to live by ...

Museum of Selfies →

A new way to modernize art, and a way to have some fun at a museum.

Kanye West on what's Cool →

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