I started January 1st like I have the past few New Year’s days. I listened to David Foster Wallace’s commencement address, This is Water. You can get it in article form, book form or on YouTube (blogged about it last year and in 2015). I love its message. Pay attention, Be aware. Support others. Every day. Beyond that annual […]

This is Water

Every so often, I read or listen to the commencement address, This is Water, by David Foster Wallace. You can get it in article form, book form or on YouTube. In it, he talks about truly learning how to think, and the freedom that provides. The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, […]


A new year starts tomorrow, so I’m going to keep up my tradition and set a few goals for the days and weeks ahead. This year, I want to be all about focus. I recently read a post from Nathan Kontny about focusing, and its message was clear to me: set one priority, not many. The […]

Number 38

I missed my annual birthday post – I must be getting old. 🙂 I had a great birthday – a fun taco and beer dinner at Crafted: The Art of the Taco. For the record, it was March 2nd. I spent most of the last year looking at houses. No lie! We bought one in […]

Jan. 20, 2017

So this happened. Plus, a lot more since, of course. I’ve gone through my own set of feelings after Donald Trump’s election. Sadness. Anger. Fear. Apathy. But right now, I’m somewhere between resilience and hope. Why, you ask? History tells me that we, as a country, have overcome many extraordinary challenges. Having electoral power shift […]


A new year starts tomorrow so I’m thinking about where I’ve been and what’s ahead. Like the last few years, I’m focusing on personal focuses rather than work ones. But this year has turned out amazing at work, getting commit access for themes for WordPress and helping release Twenty Seventeen. Plus, lots of work on […]