I’ve always been of the opinion that if the weather is going to be below freezing, there should be lots of snow on the ground. 🐕

A sunny day in Wildwood Park after a snowstorm
Walking my dogs

Our 11-month old can officially climb up the stairs now. Nothing is safe and I definitely feel like I’ve entered the stage of living with two toddlers now.

I’m grateful Micro.blog exists for a number of reasons, but today, it’s because it’s been the catalyst for me making 100 informal posts onto this WordPress blog (even if it took me awhile).

New WhiteHouse.gov

This morning I’m reading through several of the write-ups on the new WhiteHouse.gov – initial reactions from Matt Mullenweg and Pagely in addition to the longer piece by Fast Company.

Needless to say, I’m thrilled to see developers pushing the boundaries of WordPress on such a high profile site.

Screenshot

From what I’ve gathered, the site’s content editing experience is as good as its front end experience.

🖐 🖐 🖐 to everyone involved!

I have been avoiding watching the remaining episodes of The Crown because then there will be no more episodes of The Crown left to watch. 📺

If we do not have the capacity to distinguish what’s true from what’s false, then by definition the marketplace of ideas doesn’t work. And by definition our democracy doesn’t work. We are entering into an epistemological crisis.

– Barack Obama to The Atlantic

A Call To Spy 🍿

I think what amazes me about the World War II era is just how many films and documentaries seemed to still be released about it every year. We thought Summerland was very good but it was a bit more niché. A Call To Spy really had something for everyone and retold such an important story. I’d definitely recommend for your next movie night.

Does anyone else watch the fireworks in London around 7pm and call it a night? 😅 I thought they did a fantastic job adapting them for the end of 2020.

Photo of myself holding a pillow with the Flash logo on it and my then-fianceé (now-wife) holding a pillow in the shape of the Epstein–Barr virus

RIP Flash. Yes, these were a part of our engagement photos. Unfortunately, infectious viruses will not also be reaching end-of-life at midnight.

Notes from Essentialism 📚

Find the convergence of “inspired by”, “talented at”, and “significant need”.

Discern more so you can do less.

Zero-based budget your time.

If I didn’t have this, what would I be willing to do to get it?

What is the “slowest hiker” in your job or your life?

What is the smallest amount of progress that will be useful and valuable?

Ultimately, what is important right now?

Voted!

There are many days where I’m cynical about our politics but I will not let today be one. There are many great current / future public servants on the ballot this week. In a year where our state is experiencing a pandemic and reckoning with racial injustice, I’m grateful I got to vote for a black physician to be our next governor in addition to getting to vote for my literal neighbor three doors down to represent us in the state house. Get out there everyone! Our system works best when more people are involved.

Selfie of me voting