Monthly Archives: June 2013

A Month in the Life: 300 Photos in 2 Minutes

(Video link) My sons are on the brink of manhood, which makes the mundane bits and pieces of our lives — an egg sandwich prepared for Father’s Day, an Impressionist painting for a school project, a new account for a very … Continue reading

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9th Quarterly Report: 101 Things in 1001 Days

I am in my final six months of completing 101 things in 1001 days, and I made pretty good progress this quarter. Now that summer is in full swing, though, I am really going to step it up. I plan to … Continue reading

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The Incredibly Shrinking Tick

“The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty. The young are slaves to dreams; the old servants of regrets. Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits.” — Theodore Roosevelt … Continue reading

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Hiking on a remote Irish island, a guest post

Skellig Michael, Ireland Please head over to the blog Trish, Alex and Sage today where I have a guest post: Out to Sea: Visiting an Ancient Monastery The post is about hiking with my family to an ancient monastery on … Continue reading

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101 Things: The Grid

UPDATE: I add new challenges to this permanent page here–The Grid: 101 Things and Beyond With about six months left to complete 101 things in 1001 days, it’s time to take stock of how I am doing. I am in … Continue reading

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Where there’s a will

“When Chekhov saw the long winter, he saw a winter bleak and dark and bereft of hope. Yet we know that winter is just another step in the cycle of life. But standing here among the people of Punxsutawney and … Continue reading

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Give Gut

UPDATE: I Am Only 9 Percent Human: What’s in My Gut My blood can’t be completely trusted, at least for the foreseeable future, so I am going to give my gut. American Gut is an open-source project where a wealth … Continue reading

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