I’ve been chipping away at the design for a new 365-day planner based on the ETP. The design is coming along 15 minutes at a time, part of my new morning ritual, and today I’m at the point where I’m pretty happy with the refined layout. Small spacing issues that have always bothered me have [...]
I’m in California for an intense few days of on-site computer programming. Yesterday I saw something new-to-me, a bagel store that sold “piroshkies” in various sizes. I’d never heard of piroshki before, and as I peered at the selection I could only gather that they were some kind of bread with stuff in them. I [...]
After many failed Saturdays, I finally got to the Vietnamese market early enough to get the last two banh mi sandwiches. They cost $3.50 apiece, and I had exactly $7.00 with me. SCORE! I also built a second sub-irrigation planter, bringing the total tomato plant count up to 5! Not sure what I’ll do with [...]
A short blog post to myself, as I prepare to sleep, describing how I’m bypassing my desire to stay up late.
Well, it’s already THURSDAY, and my declaration of focus for THE BLOG is not going so well. I’m feeling slightly demoralized by this, but from the ashen ruins of my ambition arise several new-yet-familiar insights.
I’d spent quite a bit of time yesterday reviewing and reformatting the task list for the week. It was not a task I relished doing by itself. I’m reminded, though, how the mere addition of the points to the tasks added some structure to what I was doing. I also realized that there’s some underlying [...]
SUMMARY: The first week of the “silo-based” tracker approach went fairly well, but I’m well aware that this could just be due to the extra mindfulness that I was paying to it. The first week is easy; it’s the second week that you start to hit the beginnings of apathy. I do an informal analysis [...]