Crumbs #006 (02/16/2020)

Slowly recovering from FLU. Got back to work this past week, and was excited to jump into the groove of things. It’s been busy. We looked at a new home, put in an offer, which didn’t get accepted. Now we’re in the process of doing a full “things” purge and massive cleanup to get our …

Crumbs #005 (02/09/2020)

So, I know I’ve been writing that I’ve been feeling crummy in my recent Crumbs. This week took the cake. Diagnosed with Flu Type A. Down for the count. Worst sickness in recent memory, and I was already off to a rough start productivity-wise. Needless to say, nothing to report here. Getting back into the …

Crumbs #004 (02/02/2020)

Still feeling super crummy. Mostly battling head congestion and sinus issues this week. Felt out of it, but pushed through to get my second week of work in. Most people are sick, or have been out sick. Totally bought into Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport after reading this week. It’s a sound philosophy, and I’m …

More does not equal better

I originally wrote this on LinkedIn… More ≠ better. One of my favorite weekly podcasts just started publishing daily. Listening to it once a week was a “no-brainer.” I already carved out the space for it. I knew it was going to be good. Hitting play required no thinking. Now I have to pre-filter. Read …

That’s not good enough

Really appreciating Patrick Lencioni’s At The Table podcast. Episode 24 touched on an important phrase that very few people share: “That’s not good enough.” Why is it so hard to share this crucial bit of feedback? Does it make us a jerk to tell a colleague (or even a loved one) that they can and …

Single-purpose Machines

One of my goals in 2020 is to disconnect from daily smart phone usage. My plan is to keep my current smart phone for Google Maps and emergencies in my car, and remove all other apps (even email!) For calls and texts, I want to find the best “simple” phone. I’m drawn to the philosophy …

Neon Genesis Evangelion

Finally finished the acclaimed anime series, Neon Genesis Evangelion on Netflix. Started streaming it so long ago (July of 2019.) Evangelion was a deep show. It touched on some heavy “meaning of life” topics, explored through the lens of some fairly young characters. The action and plot were solid, but what I really appreciated (as …

Getting sick

I’ve been under the weather for two weeks now. There’s something about getting sick (especially early in the year) that zaps your momentum. Habits fall apart. Free time is spent resting. Ideas are weak. Posts don’t get published. Time disappears. One of my 2020 driving principles is to not waste time. This makes going to …

Solitude

I’ve been going down a path of digital and physical minimalism this year. Mostly to declutter my mind and life a bit, but also to start building some healthier life habits. You probably could have guessed this by my 2020 reading list. One concept in Cal Newport’s Digital Minimalism that has struck a chord is …