life – Carrying Stones

Breaking Digital Bonds

My habits have become terrible. All of my idle moments are filled with Twitter, Instagram, and endless mindless games of Microsoft Solitaire (which is the best handheld solitaire game I have found to date and please don't download it for your own sake and sanity just DON'T DO IT). So it's time for some change. […]

A Change of Scenery

As part of the monthlong celebration of my birth, I got to enjoy a Scotch tasting session at our favorite bar in Chattanooga. The session begins at 6 p.m. and I figured, “Hey, why not make a day of it?” I packed a small bag with all the necessities: MacBook Pro, notebook, pen, pencil, and […]

not in our stars, but in ourselves

via WIL WHEATON dot NET Wil Wheaton continues to be a positive spark in the world with this recent post: not in our stars, but in ourselves – WIL WHEATON dot NET. Here’s an excerpt: Remember how magical and humbling and inspiring it felt to just go outside specifically to look at the stars and planets, […]

AI Eating Up Lawyers’ Jobs, Sends Wave Of Worry Among Suitors

AI Eating Up Lawyers’ Jobs, Sends Wave Of Worry Among Suitors: Deep research, extensive study of the case, and complex arguments have been at the center stage of livelihood of lawyers from ages. But advancements in technology would bring disruption in their work methods. Law school graduates would undergo different way of training to become […]

Welcome to 2018!

Here we are in a new year and I’m still signing my checks, “Please don’t kill me 2018!” I hope you have the best year yet in spite of all the challenges we may face.

I'm Progressive Now

I got my first pair of glasses nearly 10 years ago and remember seeing the world through new eyes. I’ll turn 45 this week and just got my third pair. This time I got progressive lenses; what old-timers would have called bifocals. These just don’t have the line across the lenses. With the updated prescription, […]

America's Terrible Choice

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 […]

Thoughts on Subscription Creep

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 […]

Finding Peace in Laundry

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 […]

Optimism Never Dies

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.

One Day at a Time

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 […]