Posts in: Foibles

What @frostedechoes said about keeping his “most personal self-disclosures” on his Now page resonated with me. I’ve redone my Now page to give myself more space for that, and I’ve organized the rest into my daily non-negotiables. Let me know what you think.


My 2020 Analog (and Digital) Planner Setup

An analog-planner-inclined friend of mine asked about my 2020 planner “lessons learned” and thoughts for 2021 planning. After writing an extremely long email in response, I thought I’d flesh it out into a post in case it’s useful for anyone else. Although I didn’t know it at the time, last year I did two things that helped my planner setup immensely. I read “Digital Minimalism” by Cal Newport. You might not need the lessons in this volume, but I definitely did.

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If you are looking for an organization to support on Giving Tuesday, please consider brightening the holiday season for one of the families staying at Good Neighbor Center by purchasing a gift from their wish list.


Don't go anywhere and don't click on anything

While I am a bit laid up with accidental gluten ingestion, feeling sorry for myself but also irritated by feeling sorry for myself, I thought I’d take a moment to write to you and justify the existence of this website. So here we are, the weekend before Thanksgiving in the US, and no one is going anywhere. In this household, at least. The New York Times has produced yet another steaming pile of self-righteousness in the form of this op-ed.

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Hey, Micronauts: Is there a way to embed an RSS feed in a Micro.blog-hosted site?


What's going on in Portland?

I’m getting this question a lot. The answer is that it depends on where you look. So look in the right places. You may be in the habit of relying on national news agencies to learn what’s going on. I get it. But if we want to know what’s really happening, we must look to the local reporters and organizers who are really here and who are really doing the work.

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Franchesca Ramsey’s video “5 Tips for Being an Ally” was linked to from Rachel Cargle’s #DoTheWork 30-day challenge. Today I realize that I am very anxious about the future mistakes I will make in learning how to do this work, but that anxiety will not stop me.


Some days are just plain demoralizing. So tonight I’m writing letters to voters in Texas, asking them to vote in November. Want to join me? Sign up with Vote Forward.



You know me: can’t go too long without ink tests. 🖋 Here are some of my current faves on Tomoe River paper.


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