CURRENT STATUS: Christmas shopping badge achieved. We made a plan and executed. All the shopping done in one night. (I think)

WATCHING: Season 3 of Hannibal. I’m a little embarrassed how fast I am bingeing this show.

READING: A three year backlog of Gordon White’s blog: The Archonology Series. Interesting alt-history.

CURRENT STATUS: I’ve been going full tilt since 7 AM, it’s now 7 PM and I am finally sitting down to relax. December really is the busiest month of the year.

WATCHING: I’m up to season 2 of Hannibal and I plan on going full comatose in front of a screen for the next couple hours.

READING: Nothing. I have not had time lately, and by the time I do I’m too tired to really get into anything. Clearly a sign that I need to slow down. (New Year’s resolution unlocked!)

CURRENT STATUS: Trying to juggle working with 7 clients this week. Seven! Oh, and I have over 70 essays to grade as well. If you need me I’ll be main-lining coffee in the corner over here.

READING: American Exorcism in this month’s The Atlantic. Because nothing says Christmas season like a good ‘ol demonic possession. 

INBOX THREAT LEVEL: Situation critical. 

CURRENT STATUS: 5 mile run to try and sweat out the mild hangover from last night’s holiday party.

WATCHING: Hannibal, season 1 on Amazon Prime. Heard a lot of good things about it. 2 episodes in and I’m hooked.

LISTENING: Latest release from ΠΑΝΘΕΟΝ on Bandcamp

CURRENT STATUS: Listening to my wife and daughter scream about seeing @ChrisEvans, aka Captain America. (He’s filming a movie down the street.)

WATCHING: New season of Netflix’s Frontier

LISTENING: Big Wreck’s Grace Street

INBOX THREAT LEVEL: Leaning tower of too much work

CURRENT STATUS: Squirrel in the attic, again. Thinking of charging him rent.

LISTENING: Original Halo soundtrack. Video game soundtracks are surprisingly good to write to.

WATCHING: Limitless. I know it is horribly formulaic, but I love this movie. 

READING: Just downloaded Cabin at the End of the World and excited to start it.

CURRENT STATUS: Home with a head cold, which means it is a day of endlessly going over my digital workflow.

LISTENING: Backlog of Father Roderick’s podcasts. (Movies, travel, fantasy, TV, faith, sci-fi and minimalism.)

INBOX THREAT LEVEL: Manageable, for now…

CURRENT STATUS: Trying to clean up all the lose ends before traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday. (Moderately successful so far…)

READING: Joe Hill’s Locke and Key, the 1st graphic novel I’ve been able to really get into.

WATCHING: Adam Cesare’s YouTube channel. So many great book and movie recommendations. Focus is on 70’s – 90’s horror.

LISTENING: Thanksgiving Celebration: 60 Traditional Holiday Favorites, because, well, why the hell not?


Busy week for me. 3 days of parent/teacher conferences. Working with 3 job search clients. I’m also doing some A/B testing on my LinkedIn Profinder proposals. Oh, and the first snow of the year is set to hit tonight, 6 inches.  So, ya, busy week.

READING: Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman   

LISTENING: Dark Ages- A Chronicle of the Plague

WATCHING: Jack Ryan on Amazon Prime

INBOX THREAT LEVEL: Moderately intimidating

It’s been a while since I published a proper blog post. Not a 200 word hot take, or a quick personal update, but a really, truly, well-developed article. This 1700+ word exploration of Ralph Waldo Emerson and what he can teach the modern careerist is just what my creative juices needed. Curious? Take a look here.