2022-08-11: This. So much this. Via @ayjay blog.ayjay.org/another-f…

2022-08-10: Becoming a big fan of the Old Fashioned with a cherry garnish.

2022-08-07: Went to see Josh Gates at The Hanover in Worcester tonight and had a blast. Great story teller.

2022-08-05: As an online job search coach (and middle school teacher) I tend to stay “on” over the …

2022-08-03: Quick 3 mile ramble in the woods to clear the head.

2022-07-31: When you need a dedicated notebook you know the project just got real.

2022-07-27: Went to the Immersive Monet Exhibit in Boston this afternoon. My first time at one of these and it …

2022-07-26: Just discovered Gloomcore on Spotify. Found my new go to working background music. …

2022-07-26: Doing a modest kitchen renovation in my 150 year old 2 family house. While the upstairs where we …

2022-06-28: Philosophy- Friend or Foe? “The impregnable wall of philosophy helps us tame the mad frenzy of our greed and tamps down …

2022-06-23: Flash Fiction Below is an old piece of flash fiction I found in a notebook. Don’t even remember writing it, …

2022-06-22: Last day of classes and now summer can officially begin. But no rest for the wicked as I ’m …

2022-06-21: Very long (but good) day at work followed up by the first sprint workout if the season. Time to …

2022-06-20: It’s a June long weekend and I’m drinking beer on the deck, grilling some burgers. …

2022-06-15: Ran my fastest half mile time in about ten years today. It’s not fast for most people, but it …

2022-06-11: The school district I work in has been discussing whether or not to continue reading “To Kill …

2022-06-05: Took a stroll through the annual car show downtown this morning and saw literally hundreds of …

2022-06-04: Spent my Saturday afternoon on a website rebuild. Pretty happy with it. …

2022-06-03: A surprise dusting of snow? I wish! An allergy-killing spring crop of pollen. 🤧

2022-05-30: My wife, who wore out her original VHS tape years ago, was extremely excited to see TOP GUN today. I …

2022-05-28: My students have been hounding my lately to tell them what kind of music I like. But at my age …

2022-05-28: 📝 “You go outside and for a second all you hear are the animals running around, or wind in the …

2022-05-22: It’s a scorcha.

2022-05-18: Cholesterol was a little high at my yearly physical and my new doc recommended intermittent fasting …

2022-05-08: 🥗 Started intermittent fasting again- the 20/4 variety. I do pretty well with this as I am not …

2022-05-02: 🧬 My Ancestry DNA results updated and my Welsh numbers jumped. So yes, I did add Welsh to my …

2022-04-29: 🎭 Just got back from the Emerson Colonial Theater in Boston after seeing an Evening With Neil …

2022-04-28: 🎬 Last movie we saw before March 2020 was SONIC. So of course here we are for part 2.

2022-04-27: 😶 Benedictine monks wake up each morning and make the choice to be silent. Lesson there.

2022-04-25: Currently reading: Everyday Resilience by Gail Gazelle 📚 Currently on self improvement kick.

2022-04-25: Just made dinner and parking reservations for this Friday. We’re going into Boston to see A …

2022-04-25: Curious if sites like Micro.blog see an uptick this week. Seems like a good time to find a more …

2022-04-22: I have spent a lot of time chaperoning 8th graders to Washington DC, so I know museums, and I know …

2022-04-21: Currently reading: Secrets of Self-Mastery by Mitch Horowitz 📚

2022-04-19: Helped a friend move a piano today, and at our age the fact that no one threw out their back or …

2022-04-16: WWII encampment. If I could find a street legal version of this I’d be on Heaven.

2022-04-16: Watched a little bit of Pope Francis’ Way of the Cross on Good Friday. I no longer consider myself …

2022-04-15: “Imagine that you have been put under a hypnotic trance in which you were told that you would …

2022-04-13: 📚 Currently reading- DYING TO LIVE: THE END OF FEAR by David Parrish

2022-04-11: “To work today is to be asked, more and more, to do without thinking, to feel without emotion, to …

2022-04-03: I’ve been reading a lot about nonduality and how things don’t happen to me, they just …

2022-04-03: Our regular coffee shop is looking very seasonal today.

2022-04-02: Found these through the Recommendo newsletter. Cheaper than regular toothbrushes so I figured …

2022-03-30: Currently reading: The Virgin by Geoffrey Ashe 📚 This is an investigation into the origins of the …

2022-03-29: 📚 I ran into someone mentioning the 48 LAWS OF POWER by Robert Greene 3 different times today. Is …

2022-03-28: Been a long day and I was scrolling through the channels looking for something easy to watch and saw …

2022-03-28: Final snow squall of the year. Sigh.

2022-03-28: Evergreen post: You don’t have to have a public opinion on everything.

2022-03-20: Good morning from the forest. Here’s “Wooded Landscape with Hunters and Fortune …

2022-03-19: Ok, Patty the Batty won me over. I’m in officially a fan. #UFC

2022-03-12: Just did some maintenance on my social media feeds. Deleted almost all posts from Facebook, …

2022-03-12: Currently reading: Girls Who Lie (Forbidden Iceland Book 2) by Eva Björg Ægisdóttir 📚

2022-03-02: As part of my job I keep track of people looking for work on LinkedIn. The past few days my lists …

2022-02-27: Local weekly spot decked out like Hogwarts. Made our Sunday “business” meeting pretty …

2022-02-22: For the Constant Reader of @stephenking the signs are everywhere. Which reminds me, I scored a copy …

2022-02-21: My city ended it’s mask mandate weeks ago. Yet when I went grocery shopping about 70% of …

2022-02-21: “If the first convenience revolution promised to make life and work easier for you, the second …

2022-02-20: Currently reading: Cunning Folk by Adam Nevill 📚

2022-02-19: Had a much belated anniversary dinner at an inn that was around before the U.S. was a country. Maple …

2022-02-19: Instant white out. It was sunny 15 mins ago. And yes, I still need to take down my Christmas …

2022-02-18: February break could not come soon enough. I’m going to enjoy working on some side projects, …

2022-02-17: “This house will never stop taking what they have. She can smell its terminal illness, the …

2022-02-16: New bedside table is perfect for a Field Notes collection.

2022-02-15: Commencing shoulder rehab.

2022-02-15: “Jonathan Malesic points out in “The End of Burnout” that burnout is caused by the …

2022-02-14: “[W]e humans have the hubris to think we can build eternal cities, stop the aging process, …

2022-02-14: Trying out some All Birds. They are supposed to be the most comfortable shoes you can but. …

2022-02-14: “People are usually afraid of change because they fear the unknown. But the single greatest constant …

2022-02-13: I had shorts on yesterday. #NewEngland

2022-02-09: “The soul which has no fixed purpose in life is lost; to be everywhere is to be …

2022-02-08: For the first time in a long time I have seen the 2 films with the most Oscar nods! DUNE and POWER …

2022-02-04: Taking advantage of a surprise snow day (ice storm) to catch the opening ceremonies live. …

2022-01-31: So it’s brisk this morning to add to the 2 ft of snow we got over the weekend.

2022-01-30: I’m officially old. Wrenched my back shoveling snow. Or maybe putting on my socks while …

2022-01-28: New England Blizzard preparation. 🥶 🥃

2022-01-27: There is currently a hawk sitting in front of my house eating a rabbit. Not sure how to feel about …

2022-01-25: Sometimes I feel like I am missing something with all the complex note taking apps. I keep digging …

2022-01-24: I’m drooling. www.foliosociety.com/usa/the-w…

2022-01-23: First beer in a long time. Tastes good.

2022-01-22: New Saturday thing. Deadlifts, farmer carries and timed mile. I’m dead. 😫

2022-01-20: Getting prepped to teach a new 🚀 sci-fi unit made up almost entirely of Ray Bradbury. Looking …

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2022-01-17: Weather cleared up this afternoon just in time for a woods walk. Not too shabby.

2022-01-17: Woke up at 5AM to a beautiful 4 inches of fresh snowfall. 2 ½ hours of pouring rain later and …

2022-01-17: “A time is coming when men will go mad, and seeing someone who is not mad, they will attack him, …

2022-01-16: 📺 Just finished WOODLANDS DARK on Shudder. Great documentary of the history, meaning and impact of …

2022-01-16: Testing out the new MicroBlog Android app. MB and Twitter are really my only personal social media …

2022-01-15: Deadlifts this morning. First time in a real long time. This is gonna hurt. #BadHaikus 🏋️‍♂️

2022-01-14: 📚 Currently reading: Dead of Winter by Kealan Burke

2022-01-12: Spending the next 2 days watching the classic film 12 ANGRY MEN with my students. Have not taught …

2022-01-11: MA is now providing digital versions of vaccination cards. Part of me doesn’t love the big …

2022-01-11: It’s a cold one in my corner of New England.

2022-01-09: Just booked tickets for an April event- In Conversation with Neil Gainman in Boston. Pretty stoked! …

2022-01-08: Cleaning out a drawer and I found $100 worth of gift cards to Barnes and Noble and LL Bean. #Winning

2022-01-08: Working on getting one of those wallet/card apps set up. While I love the idea on not needing to …

2022-01-08: 🏃‍♂️ Saturday is long run day, but due to yesterday’s epic snow shoveling session I may opt …

2021-07-03: 📚 Currently reading: “Light Has Weight, But Darkness Does Not” by Dean Koontz

2021-05-16: Anyone ever have issues attaching photos on gluon? I’m on an Android.

2021-05-15: All dressed up and somewhere to go.

2021-05-15: Spending some time today learning about customer jouneys (via Mailchimp) in order to level up my …

2021-05-14: ” If someone is winning at a higher level than you are, either lower your expectations to …

2021-05-13: CDC just lifted masks for the vaccinated. Hoping local businesses change policies soon. Feeling like …

2021-05-13: This little guy has made a nest right outside my room at work. New mascot?

2021-05-12: First post vaccine diner out.

2021-05-12: 📺 Currently watching and enjoying LUPIN. French series about a man who is inspired by the stories of …

2021-05-11: Note to self: Don’t be so concerned with having the right answers. Better to ask the right …

2021-05-08: Sitting awkwardly at a birthday party watching hockey. I’ve either forgotten how to socialize …

2021-05-08: Getting a jump start this Saturday on a busy week ahead. Juggling 5 client projects, a …

2021-05-07: 📚 Currently reading: All Things Shining: Reading the Western Classics to Find Meaning in a Secular …

2021-05-07: “Professionals are people who can do their best work when they don’t feel like it.” - …

2021-02-28: Going through March’s notes to create my next newsletter.

2021-01-10: Cold but beautiful morning at the lake.

2021-01-09: JACOBS DREAM by William Blake

2020-12-12: Reposted from an old blog of mine. Still one of the most important books I’ve ever read. Josef …

2020-12-09: I started my version of New Year’s goals early this year, learning chess and achieving a body …

2020-11-25: I’m so ready for 2020 to be over I am starting my 2021 New Year’s resolutions now. Two goals- 1. …

2020-11-11: November beach day. #NoFilter

2020-10-25: Probably the last weekend I’ll get views like this on my Sunday morning hike. Hope the views …

2020-10-19: View out my dining room window. Strong Halloween vibes. 🎃

2020-10-19: Library project is coming along nicely.

2020-10-17: #fall #newengland

2020-10-11: New installation on the local rail trail.

2020-10-10: Beautiful Saturday morning for a run. An hour outside sweating cures all ills.

2020-10-04: About to start one of our family’s regular October traditions: Sunday nights and Halloween …

2020-09-25: Finished my first week of remote teaching. It went fine, but I am really looking forward to the …

2020-09-19: Saturday morning run in 49-degree, big blue sky weather. I guess it’s fall now.

2020-09-18: “If you want to accord with the Tao, just do your job, then let go.” ~ Lao Tzu Sounds …

2020-09-17: Sitting in the Marlborough High School parking lot with 100 other parents while our kids tour the …

2020-09-06: I just bought the entire Harvard Classics Library at 52 volumes plus the 20 volume fiction add on …

2020-09-05: Tonight’s classic horror.

2020-09-04: Being still isn’t the same thing as being lazy. Doing nothing is better than looking busy but …

2020-09-01: With the Bruins eliminated it’s time to root for my back up team. Let’s go Islanders! 🏒

2020-08-08: This Saturday’s movie: The Creature with the Atom Brain. 1955

2020-08-08: Last night I mentioned coming up with a list of kid friendly horror movies. For those interested …

2020-08-07: As the family horror expert I had to come up with a kid friendly list of horror movies for my …

2020-08-06: So that was a first. I run every morning at a large local park where you can stay 12 ft from anyone …

2020-08-05: One of many that live under our holly bushes. Hazel? Bigwig? Is that you?

2020-08-05: Tropical storm Isaiah came and went relatively benignly. Lost one big branch off our giant maple, …

2020-08-03: THE VAST OF NIGHT just jumped onto my best of list. Amazing film that does a lot with a very little. …

2020-08-02: May be time to take a long term break from Twitter and Facebook. Between political season, Covid and …

2020-08-01: Saturday night means classic horror in the Brady house. Tonight’s feature- The Werewolf of …

2020-08-01: “Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions.” -G.K. Chesterton

2020-07-30: It’s hockey night in New England. #Bruins vs Blue Jackets 🏒

2020-07-29: Sitting under a tree listening to this open.spotify.com/track/3qF…

2020-07-28: 8 in the morning and it’s already real feel 90?! Today’s run is going to be a tough one.

2020-07-26: What do you do when you have 5 client projects to work on this week? You get a head start on Sunday …

2020-07-26: “Society is well governed when its people obey the magistrates, and the magistrates obey the law.” ~ …

2020-07-25: Swordfish on the grill, traditional Brazilian music from a party down the street, drink in hand. …

2020-07-25: Day baseball, PGA Saturday and tonight is the last edition of Fight Island. This past week has been …

2020-07-24: ⚾ Red Sox opening day! Excited but at the same time, a 60 game season is going to fly by.

2020-07-23: Is it wrong that I am a little excited that Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. in an 8 round exhibition …

2020-07-22: Thoughts on Netflix 📺 I heard someone recently bemoaning the fact that Netflix tends to end it’s shows, even the …

2020-07-21: First live ⚾ baseball on tonight. Red Sox vs Blue Jays. #finally

2020-07-20: Spent some time on the deck this afternoon putting some serious thought into how I want to teach …

2020-07-20: There is only ever one choice. Forward.

2020-07-18: Blackened chicken flat bread pizza + whiskey sours + Long Channey’ WOLFMAN = a perfect …

2020-07-18: Multitasking is a myth. Simplify to amplify. Something I have to continually remind myself of.

2020-07-18: ☀️ Heat index is going to be around 100 for the next few days. That means early mornings at the park …

2020-07-17: My favorite tee shirt is feeling it’s years. Need to find a new one of these.

2020-07-17: Woke up to pouring rain. I guess that’s nature’s way of telling me I need an off day. No morning run …

2020-07-16: So…going to the dentist in the middle of a pandemic is weirdly stressful. All’s well …

2020-07-15: Another shot from today’s trip. Wife and son in the shops brig!

2020-07-15: Just signed up for a MB hosted site. I’ve been cross-posting from a Wordpress site, but I like …

2020-07-15: Test post