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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


We’re at the dawn of a new year. I’ve always tried to take a critical look at the past year and look ahead to what’s next around this time, and this year is no different. Last Year I focused on habits in 2015, and had some decent success. I wanted to: average at least eight […]

My Habits for 2015

I confess, I’m not good at keeping resolutions. I’m good at making them though as I did in 2011, 2012 and 2014. This year, I’m going to follow Leo Babauta’s advice and work on forming habits instead of creating goals. I want to keep it simple – only two new habit-forming actions this year. One […]

Hello 2014

I realized a few days ago after listening to the Non-Breaking Space Show’s Year End Spectacular that I hadn’t posted about my new year’s goals in 2013. Lame. I did in 2011 and 2012. A Review So let’s fix that this year. First, a quick review of 2013. I changed jobs, leaving The Arc and […]

New Year, New Goals

Another year has rolled on by, and like many others, I keep thinking where I’ve been. With technology moving so quickly, bringing with it many new applications to try and fresh techniques to learn, I wanted to make some goals for the new year. Resolutions? You could call them that. Recode this site using WordPress’ […]