Steve P Brady

So it’s brisk this morning to add to the 2 ft of snow we got over the weekend.

I’m officially old. Wrenched my back shoveling snow. Or maybe putting on my socks while getting ready to shovel. I told you I’m old, right?

New England Blizzard preparation. 🥶 🥃

There is currently a hawk sitting in front of my house eating a rabbit. Not sure how to feel about this.

Sometimes I feel like I am missing something with all the complex note taking apps. I keep digging into things like Evernote, Notion, Roam. I want to like them, use them, create cool pages wth them. But I just don’t have a huge use for them in my work flow.

My productivity is managed with Gcal and Tasks. My notes live in SimpleNote. Maybe I’m just basic? ¯_(ツ)_/¯

I’m drooling.…

First beer in a long time. Tastes good.

New Saturday thing. Deadlifts, farmer carries and timed mile.

I’m dead. 😫

Getting prepped to teach a new 🚀 sci-fi unit made up almost entirely of Ray Bradbury.

Looking forward to a deep dive into a classic author in the genre.

(And one perfect for my 8th graders.)

Weather cleared up this afternoon just in time for a woods walk. Not too shabby.

Woke up at 5AM to a beautiful 4 inches of fresh snowfall.

2 ½ hours of pouring rain later and I am looking at mush. ☹

“A time is coming when men will go mad, and seeing someone who is not mad, they will attack him, saying, ‘You are mad, you are not like us.’” - St. Anthony the Great, early 4th Century

Randonly came across this quote and it feels a little too prescient.

📺 Just finished WOODLANDS DARK on Shudder. Great documentary of the history, meaning and impact of folk horror.

Can’t wait to dive into their new collection of titles in the genre.

Testing out the new MicroBlog Android app. MB and Twitter are really my only personal social media these days, so grateful for the update.

(Still very active on LinkedIn for business reasons.)

Deadlifts this morning. First time in a real long time. This is gonna hurt.

#BadHaikus 🏋️‍♂️

📚 Currently reading: Dead of Winter by Kealan Burke

Spending the next 2 days watching the classic film 12 ANGRY MEN with my students. Have not taught this in a while and it feels fresh again.

MA is now providing digital versions of vaccination cards. Part of me doesn’t love the big brother aspect. The other part is happy for the convenience.

The later won.

It’s a cold one in my corner of New England.

Just booked tickets for an April event- In Conversation with Neil Gainman in Boston. Pretty stoked! Been a long time reader of @neilhimself and my wife is a super fan!

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

Working on getting one of those wallet/card apps set up. While I love the idea on not needing to carry around a bunch of cards, seems like a bit of a security risk. Am I being too “boomer” about that?

🏃‍♂️ Saturday is long run day, but due to yesterday’s epic snow shoveling session I may opt for an easier jog. Shooting for a solid 45 mins on the tredmill. Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good, right?

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