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Experiment Wrap-up: Water-only April

For all three of you keeping score at home, my April experiment was to drink nothing* but water — with a couple of cheat allowances built in. Was it a success? Hells yes. Does that mean I didn’t sneak in a couple of extra cheats over the course of the month? Actually yes I did...

April Experiment: Water

Not “mind like water“; this month I’m re-discovering how good plain old water can be. First, though, a quick rundown of the March anti-experiment since I didn’t actually write about it at all yet… which was caused by: The February That Kicked my Ass Between the broken hand, Maddie’s issues,...

The Benefits of a “Get Better” Mindset

99u.com has a great video up showing, with data, the many benefits from the mindset of continuous improvement. It’s 25 minutes, but will feel like 10… Heidi Grant is a great speaker. tl;dw: measuring against your past self instead of others and phrasing goals, plans, etc as “let’s see if...

Feb Experiment: Be Still

I’m behind in writing about this, but my February experiment was more or less thrust upon me when I broke my hand. I had just put in my notice at trinket the day before to spend more time helping Maddie. We needed to double down on her therapies to try...

Feeling like a 3-year-old

Last Tuesday I quit working at trinket.io. The next day I broke my hand. Unrelated. The timing is somewhat ironic though; I quit to help out more with Maddie’s continuing medical issues, and this definitely makes it harder to help. Given that I’m very right-hand dominant, it’s been an enlightening...

3 Great Reads from 2013

Quick thought tonight… just wanted to share three of the blogs/posts I came across in 2013 that might change your life. 1) Mr. Money Mustache No, I’m not into mustaches, and yes, it’s occasionally a bit over-the-top. Still, face-punching aside, he often hits a false assumption square on the head…...

Jan ’14 Monthly Experiment Check-in

By my math it’s exactly half-way through January — perfect time to check in on this month’s Experiment of writing every day. Looking back, I’ve written about 10 days out of the 18 that have ticked away. Not great, but since this is a Monthly Experiment and not a “New...

Macbook adapter surgery: success!

A couple of weeks ago I bought a replacement adapter for the household computers. The old one gave up the ghost; internal problem of some sort. So I popped on down to the Apple store. $79 for a replacement; ouch. But, I do really like being able to charge the...