Picture of the spines of some of the books I read in 2020

Books I Read in 2020

2020 was definitely a year to read books. Good ones, preferably. As a kid, Thursday was always a bit special: Grandma came over and made dinner for the whole family! More pertinent to this post, my grandmother is also a wonderful librarian, and along with the shepherd’s pie or broccoli-ham hot dish (which, when asked, …

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an opportunity to imagine what coronavirus might look like under a microscope

The Corona Opportunity

So, here’s the thing: Coronavirus sucks.  We know this, it’s all anyone can talk about right now. You probably already know, but on the off chance you haven’t: get thee to some social distancing. Yes, right now. No, being young and unlikely to die from this does not excuse you. If you haven’t been convinced …

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books on floor

Books I Read in 2019

Today I’m talking about books. It’s not because I want to brag (that’s just a nice side-effect) about the titles I’ve read, but because enough friends have asked me about what I’ve been reading this year that it seemed like a good idea to write it all out, both to make sure I wasn’t forgetting …

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2017 review

2017: 80/20 Review

It’s almost 2018! All hail the new year’s lads and lasses. Or something like that. The mass purchasing of new calendars always seems to put people into hopeful and ambitious moods. Gym memberships balloon past actual service limits and lofty new resolutions are cheerily volleyed over beers as people anticipate the good fortunes of a …

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Eggs, fried in coconut oil, make for an excellent ketosis friendly breakfast!

Experiments in Ketosis

“Would you like a fat-bomb?” I ask my housemate and long-time friend Hannah. “Sure! What is it?” “Cream cheese, wrapped in bacon” “Aren’t you on a diet or something?” “Yup, this is it!” I wasn’t lying. The ketogenic diet, which I’ve been experimenting with for the past two weeks, has had fascinating effects. I’d like …

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Mind the Gap

Mind the Gap

I cringe a little in my seat as my top line wavers yet again on the laptop screen. Keep working on frame, goes at the bottom of my ever-growing to-do list of dance. I queue up the foxtrot and prepare to write on a new line. I’m never advancing as quickly as I’d like, and every …

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A california sunset

A California Decision

I want to talk about starting new adventures. As many of you may well know, I’m moving to Los Angeles, California in July! We’ll actually be in a suburb just northeast of it but that’s basically same thing, really. I say ‘we’ because I’ll be moving there with my Autumn, my girlfriend and adventure buddy. …

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