Reading

24 February 2017

Notes

21 February 2017

Public transit

I've seen talk about how instead of promoting car services such as Uber or Lyft, we should be investing in public transit instead. And while I'm a huge fan of public transit and use it for probably 90% of my transit around Portland, I also realize that it doesn't service every area well.

Notes

19 February 2017

Sunday night

It's the Sunday night of a long weekend, which is my favorite of all Sunday nights.

Notes

17 February 2017

Things giving me comfort today

I've been quiet in many of the online spaces I occupy lately. I've been retreating into things that I find comfort in during all the tumult.

Reading

17 February 2017

More Home Cooking

I often stumble on authors who write about food, read the book, love it, and then find out that the person is rather well known. This happened with M.F.K. Fisher last year and now it's happened again with Laurie Colwin.

Link

10 February 2017

Busyness and stress reduction

I think about the topic of busyness and how to slow down in a life a lot. Over the years I’ve essentially started habits that’ve helped me say no, make time for myself, and given myself time with no plans so that my mind can wonder. And when I come across some links that are helpful, I usually read through them. In Vox, a professor talks about how he’s become less busy and it’s through really small, simple things. And in HBR, there is a list of things that can be helpful to making small changes that can slowly work into larger changes. I especially liked the part about questioning your thoughts to do away with negative thinking, something I have a hard time with much of the time.

Link

10 February 2017

A checklist for every day

“What seems universally true is that we could all use a little song, a good poem, and a fine picture in our daily routine. (Speaking a few good words seems entirely optional.)”

I really like the way Kleon digs into the origins of this list. But I agree with the list, taking time to appreciate is extremely important, not just trying to create.

Reading

08 February 2017

The Real World of Technology

The Real World of Technology by Ursula Franklin is an amazing book. And it's made all the more amazing because the first two thirds of the book are lectures that were given in 1989 and the last third was written in 1999.