The horror of watching something terrible unfold right in front of you makes it nearly impossible to look away. The 2016 election is such a train wreck, the candidates’ voices like the horrible screeching of metal, so much vitriol like blood spilling onto the tracks. All the world’s a stage and the greatest nation in […]
While some subscriptions clearly aren’t worth the cost to me, others are. The problem is that a bunch of cheap subscriptions add up to a bunch of money. $11.99 for Netflix for 4 screens + ultra HD $11.99 for Hulu no commercials $9.99 for Apple Music $14.99 for HBO Now $13.99 for web hosting $19.99 […]
Years ago I got hooked on automation for fun and productivity, and expanding snippets of text on my Mac made me feel like a wizard. In those early years, I waffled between Typinator and TypeIt4Me before the introduction of the iPhone. I moved to TextExpander sometime around 2010 when it began syncing with my then-new […]
Doing laundry from start to finish can quiet a troubled mind if you set your mind to it. I'm talking about being mindful here—completely in the task—and it works with any simple task. The methodical nature of doing laundry, washing dishes, or sweeping the floor can help quiet mental gremlins and find focus again. Change […]
When I was a kid, I loved Archway’s molasses cookies, but I have seen them in years. I stumbled across a recipe and had the ingredients handy (sans cloves) and whipped up a batch from scratch. They are a new favorite in our house and a greater threat to my belt line.
I have had this “Trippy spinning optical illusion” (found at the always interesting kottke.org open in a browser window since I found it on Feb. 1, 2016. From kottke.org: Somehow, this woman seems to be spinning both clockwise and counter-clockwise simultaneously. This is worse than the spinning ballerina. Anyone know who did this? Randomly found it […]
A post title I never imagined writing until today, but definitely for content worth remembering somewhere.
My wife and I swapped iPads. She had an iPad 2. I had an iPad mini. Same hardware, different sizes. I didn’t use the mini much because it was too small to enjoy some of the work (and play) I enjoy. She used the larger iPad constantly, but found it hard to tote around. Now, […]
Last month I made some bold claims about my output on this site. Oh well! Life goes on. I remain optimistic that both of my readers will have soon have more to read here than extended apologies for nothing being here to read.
Let’s just say this time of year is super busy in my line of work.
Building a list of topics. In the meantime, enjoy our surprise guest writer. Kermit the Frog! Yaaaaaaaaaaayayayayay!
In a world where we are able to look up or around us and be completely awestruck by the surrounding beauty, I wonder why we stare at screens so much or sometimes dwell on petty matters. Just let go and live!
More spiders than you think. High humidity illuminates gossamer baskets that cover the shrubbery.
Standing in line at the deli waiting to get deep-fried chicken tenders for lunch thinking why not publish a blog now? It’s not like it’s the 1990s and I have to be tethered to a desk to publish something online. Today is my wife’s birthday. I keep thinking she will catch up with me, but […]
I missed my deadline for day two of this latest writing adventure, but I thought about it and that means something. After a brief nap to carry me through to morning, I shall return. Until then…good night.
Because quitting addiction cold turkey can be overwhelming, counselors encourage those who struggle to take it one day at a time. Quitting isn’t my problem today. Starting is my challenge. Though I am going against the grain to start an addition, the same advice applies. “Every day? Maybe several times a day?! I can’t do […]
Rdio was my jam for a couple of years. A couple of months ago, Spotify offered a cheap deal and I gave it a shot. Now, Apple Music has bebopped into the mix. All three have deep catalogs to fuel a music marathon running in any direction. Rdio is my favorite of the three, but […]
Please, someone, hold me accountable to writing on this blog. Is there anybody out there?
Playing with letters and came up with a potential logo for this site. It’s a little bit Cthulu and a little bit the blog previously known as CaSt.
First shot at a Cinemagraph Pro video/flixel(?).