Sitting at Campfires šŸ”„

This afternoon I sat down at my desk to learn some new technical concepts and I quickly immersed myself into the content. Each page of architectural diagrams and instructions contained many terms that I had … Read more →

Windmills, Limiting Beliefs and Reverse Causality

Imagine an alternate universeĀ in which you are a traveler from another planet. You are a human, but you’ve spent your entire life inside a spacecraft. You’ve been traveling through space since before you can remember, … Read more →

When Your Time Is Worth Too Much to *Not* DIY

Mowing the lawn, weeding the flower beds, repairing the wooden fence, pressure washing the house, repairing appliances, winterizing the sprinkler system, etc. These are all tasks that, in the past, I’ve paid money for someone … Read more →

CampFI South 2018

This past weekend, I made the long an arduous trek across town to Ferncliff for CampFI South. CampFI stands for Camp Financial Independence. It’s a gathering for people, like me, who are a bit… unusual… … Read more →

Book Review: Deep Work by Cal Newport

Title:Ā Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted WorldAuthor:Ā Cal NewportPublication Date:Ā January 5, 2016Publisher: Grand Central PublishingRating: 4.5 out of 5 Star     The basic premise of this book is that as automation, outsourcing, … Read more →

Create Your Own Laundry Detergent to Save Time and Money

A few people have asked me how we create our own laundry detergent. The recipe we use is incredibly simple, works better than the detergent we used to use, takes less than 5 minutes to … Read more →

The Miracle Morning

I originally wrote this about two months ago but didn’t publish it. Read to the end for an update! “I am just not a morning person.” That’s what I have told myself for years. As … Read more →

My First 30 Days at Arkansas Yoga Collective

Last October, I suffered a gnarly ankle sprain while out for a run at CrossFit (during the warm-up!). It was the most recent and worst sprain in a long personal history of ankle sprains, and … Read more →

Book Review: Simplicity Parenting

Title: Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids Author: Kim John Payne, M. ED., with Lisa M. Ross Publication Date:Ā August 31, 2010 Publisher:Ā Ballantine Books Rating: 4.5 … Read more →

Corn Beards and Happy Inconveniences

The modern food industry is an amazing creation. When I was a kid, we grew corn in our family garden, and I spent many summer evenings sitting outside shucking corn with my parents and grandma. … Read more →