I’m enjoying Manjaro Linux

Trying to fix problems with Manjaro can be annoying, but it’s an ultimately rewarding experience. I feel like I’m learning something, and it’s nice to know that my hardware is running on software that isn’t trying to sell me something (like those constant prompts to try Bing and Edge built into the Windows 11 desktop). … Continue reading I’m enjoying Manjaro Linux


Sometimes grief sits in the body, like you’re carrying all of the guilt of every lost moment and lost opportunity as weight that manifests as fatigue, a burden, a fog that sits on your mind like a tightening rag.


“Get rid of all that is unnecessary. Wabi – sabi means treading lightly on the planet and knowing how to appreciate whatever is encountered, no matter how trifling, whenever it is encountered. […] In other words, wabi – sabi tells us to stop our preoccupation with success — wealth, status, power, and luxury—and enjoy the … Continue reading Balance

“…my captain’s agency…” – Matrix Resurrections

Matrix Resurrections was ok. It was quite a bit better than I expected and I appreciated the self-deprecating humor in the scenes discussing a possible fourth Matrix video game and the direction it should take. I kind of wonder if the dialogue about it moving forward with or without Keanu’s approval was something that actually … Continue reading “…my captain’s agency…” – Matrix Resurrections

One of my wife’s sketches

I’ve always really enjoyed her sketches and art. This is a really old one and she’s come a long way since she made this doodle, but I like it because I see us and our cats in it.

A conversation about COVID-19 vaccines and bodily autonomy

A conversation I had on Mastodon about COVID-19 vaccinations: Covid: Huge protests across Europe over new restrictions, yikes At this point, vaccine mandates are just about control. We don’t live in monarchies or dictatorships. People have a right to make their own choices about medical procedures. Let them make their choices and deal … Continue reading A conversation about COVID-19 vaccines and bodily autonomy

Viking War Songs

There’s obviously a lot of creative license going on here, but the idea and execution are both amazing. There’s a lot of this type of music available on YouTube and I feel like I could get a good work out in while listening to this. It’s a lot more motivating than the popular workout playlists … Continue reading Viking War Songs


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