January 2014


Tony Rice

He hasn’t really been able to talk well or sing for 19 years, but this past September at the IMBA awards he stunned everyone with something he’s been “working on”. What a hero.

It’s Raining

“I’m going to wash my car.” “But it’s raining!” I’m sure I’ve bore witness to hundreds of versions of that conversation in my lifetime. It’s this weird generic response that everyone seems to intuitively understand, tying together car washing and raining. I’ve never quite understood though. I think it means one of two things. Why […]


Interesting: Netflix’s big problem, it seems to me, is that it can’t afford the content that its subscribers most want to watch. It could try to buy streaming rights to every major Hollywood blockbuster in history — but doing so would cost hundreds of billions of dollars, and could never be recouped with $7.99 monthly […]


This basic email transaction is common for me recently: Email: Hey Chris, are you interested in doing this thing? It’s a fairly major request that will take lots of your time. Me: That thing sounds awesome, but I’m afraid I’m just too overcommitted already to add anything new. Email: We’re very disappointed. It was already […]

The 1500 Plan

I fell off the health wagon over the holidays. I’m going to do my best to get back on and reach new goals. Eating is the most important aspect, so to help, I dusted off InDesign and made a weekly chart I could print out. It’s based on the eating plan I’m on when I […]


I upgraded to the FitBit Force from the FitBit Flex about a month ago. So far: The hardware button is a huge upgrade. Tapping the Flex was awkward. The display is great. If I’m going to wear something around my wrist it should at least tell me what time it is and now the Force […]

So Close

I’ve been Platinum on Delta for a number of years. I got pretty dang close to Diamond last year. Then the year flips and back to square one: The only way to hit Diamond on Delta is to have a really heavy-flying calendar year and fake it at the end if you need to by […]

Dealing with Photos: Still Awkward

I have a folder on my desktop containing some pictures that different relatives took during the holidays and sent me. Some via text message. Some via email. Some via Facebook. They sent the photos however they happened to have learned how to do it once. I didn’t sense any great level of confidence in the […]


This thing with credit card information from Target being compromised is pretty crazy. I’ve been with the same credit union for going on 20 years and I like them so I stick with them. But it’s about 90 minutes from where I live now. I don’t deal with my account there in any other way […]

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