The substance of blog posts is almost always date-specific...usually something that happened on a particular day. If you're looking for "timeless" content, head on over to Stubs, where I've started a number of posts to capture some preliminary thoughts about various topics I want to explore. (As I flesh those out, they'll turn into proper, organized posts, rather than being in a "writing stubs" dumping ground!)
2022-07-15 (last updated on 2022-07-23) | Edit on GitHub
The Orville is not just the best science fiction currently airing; it's the best show on TV right now, period.
2022-06-15 (last updated on 2022-06-19) | Edit on GitHub
It's not how I planned it, but I'm now a dog guardian!
Return to Facebook
2022-03-14 (last updated on 2022-04-14) | Edit on GitHub
After a major shift in how I use Facebook in the years leading up to 2019, I took an extended break. Now I'm back. Sort of.
2022-01-01 (last updated on 2022-04-14) | Edit on GitHub
While still full of challenges, 2021 saw many major milestones and an overall upward trend.
2021-11-30 (last updated on 2022-07-29) | Edit on GitHub
So I guess I maybe have hyperthyroidism.
Apparently, I Have a Cat
2021-11-06 (last updated on 2021-11-25) | Edit on GitHub
I didn't get a cat. It turns out I had a cat. He came with the house. His name is Murray.
24 Hour Fitness and Their Organizational Incompetence
2021-09-30 (last updated on 2021-11-14) | Edit on GitHub
24 Hour Fitness has some of the most scattered customer service (and potential lack of scruples) I've seen yet.
Adventures in Uncling: No Negotiating
2021-09-25 (last updated on 2021-11-01) | Edit on GitHub
Firm and kind, I patiently explained the nature of our relationship and acting toward our mutual interest.
Overstock.com and Ceva Home Delivery
2021-05-21 (last updated on 2021-06-08) | Edit on GitHub
I am absolutely floored at the sheer incompetence of Ceva Home Delivery.
2021-01-01 (last updated on 2022-05-03) | Edit on GitHub
2020 was one of the most difficult and painful years of my life. Good riddance.
Move to Denver
2020-10-14 (last updated on 2021-12-24) | Edit on GitHub
A not-so-brief update about my move to Denver from the San Francisco Bay Area between July and October.
I was already an enthusiast of their myriad products. Their customer service earned my loyalty for life.
A firsthand experience of observing unconscious bias in action was truly eye-opening.
Microsoft Account Security
What passes for security at Microsoft is staggeringly disconcerting.
United Flight 2294
An experience with a flight attendant taught me a powerful lesson about compassion and mindfulness.
A Sobering Krav Maga Experience
For the first time since starting Krav Maga over 4 years earlier, I had an experience in class that was so disorienting and exhausting that I struggled to muster up the will to keep fighting.
This was the first time I passed out from a "purely psychological" trigger. But regaining consciousness was the most interesting part of the experience.