Chet Collins

2019-02-19: 5 AMBER Alerts That Were Sent Out That Were Clearly More Focused On How Sweet The Car Was This …

2019-02-19: Applying parental controls on iOS 12 is not all that straightforward. More work to be done to make …

2019-02-19: Apparently you have to give your date of birth to buy bathroom mold killer. Kids these days!

2019-02-19: There’s a big difference between the total of your tax bill and the relative size of your …

2019-02-18: Spring Upgrade Many boxes come, Filled with new car care supplies. My big spring project.

2019-02-18: I love days when I’m always on the move, finishing one job and moving on to the next. The collective …

2019-02-18: Monday morning, cleaning day. Game on, baby!

2019-02-17: The Secret to Balance Wanted to take rest, But now I’m behind again! Catch up, then maintain.

2019-02-17: A Year of Walmart Grocery Late last summer, I was watching a video on YouTube about how to save money on your monthly grocery …

2019-02-16: Pizza Dinner Went out for pizza, Kids were fun to hang out with. Sleep does some wonders!

2019-02-16: Currently reading: You Need a Budget: The Proven System for Breaking the Paycheck-to-Paycheck Cycle, …

2019-02-15: Better Driver Lighter on the gas, A more comfortable ride. Much more fun to drive.

2019-02-15: There’s a special bond between a man and his barber.

2019-02-15: I don’t like the word “infotainment.”

2019-02-15: Bought a gas blower and trimmer today. I’m big time!

2019-02-14: Moonlight A slight glow below, As I walk the neighborhood. Moonlight is special.

2019-02-14: Cauliflower is life.

2019-02-14: Airbus to Retire the A380, the Superjumbo That Never Quite Took Off After billions of dollars of …

2019-02-14: The Pope and a Trusted U.S. Cardinal Clash Over Sex-Abuse Crisis - WSJ The dominant view in the …

2019-02-14: Happy Valentine’s Day!

2019-02-14: YNAB I used to have a very large number of apps on my phone, constantly downloading and trying out new …

2019-02-14: How great is it that Micro.blog makes a separate RSS feed for microcasts? I just started listening …

2019-02-13: Podcast Ads I get it, I do, But they still mostly annoy. I should skip ahead.

2019-02-13: It’s nice when the kiddos help out with the chores.

2019-02-13: I’ll never get over that blue.

2019-02-12: Car Seat Buddies Two kids in the back, Side-by-side, all smiles for now! No way this can last.

2019-02-12: Medium rare ground beef tastes so good.

2019-02-11: Laundry Overload Got the laundry done, Now its folded on table. Won’t make it to drawers.

2019-02-11: Working into the evening with rain providing the soundtrack.

2019-02-10: Did it All Up since four-thirty, Did everything on my list. A good week ahead!

2019-02-10: Spent about an hour out in the garage reconfiguring the van. Moved seats around for better loading …

2019-02-10: Car seats are complicated.

2019-02-09: So Many Errands On the go all day. Here, there, everywhere in town. Felt good, productive.

2019-02-09: I love the soft sound of rain.

2019-02-09: My children will regularly pick up random objects and begin podcasting. Felicity is currently …

2019-02-09: At the Home Depot paint desk on a Saturday. Rookie move.

2019-02-08: Fort Collins Used some old boxes, To build a nice little fort. Too bad I can’t play.

2019-02-08: This afternoon’s construction project.

2019-02-08: Busy weekend ahead and lots to get caught up on. Will be feeling pretty great this evening when the …

2019-02-07: That Went Well Botox without pain, Unpleasant, but doable. That went rather well!

2019-02-07: I love when school districts post announcements with typos.

2019-02-07: Rainy Thursday morning. At the breakfast table with the kids, listening to slow music on the …

2019-02-06: Missed Opportunity Nice warm up this week, But I’m inside with migraine. Oh well, I’ll just freeze.

2019-02-06: Virginia. Whoa.

2019-02-05: Slowing Down Losing my powers, Two days until Botox shots. Can’t wait, but I can.

2019-02-05: We underestimate the value of nutritional labels. They can be a very powerful tool for making wise …

2019-02-05: The kids are really enjoying breakfast while watching the squirrels in the backyard digging for …

2019-02-04: All Fixed A lot of car stress, Turned out to be nothing big. Fifty bucks. All set!

2019-02-04: Authors, for the love of all that is good, please have a personal website!

2019-02-03: Jump at Church Load up after Church, Push to start, nothing. Well, shoot. Do you have cables?

2019-02-03: Book Review: Spies in the Family 📚 Cold War espionage continues to be among my favorite topics to read. Spies in the Family is a …

2019-02-02: Battery Do-it-Yourself Can we install that? Nah, I’ll do it myself, thanks. It works. Not too bad.

2019-02-02: Currently reading: Hunting El Chapo: The Inside Story of the American Lawman Who Captured the …

2019-02-02: Got that Jury Duty.

2019-02-01: Dead Battery Went to start the van, Nothing. Roadside assist, please! Got a new battery

2019-02-01: Coke Zero: why?

2019-02-01: Chick-fil-A: always busy.

2019-02-01: Student loan “groups” make almost zero sense.

2019-02-01: Roadside assistance is never fast.

2019-01-31: Finished reading: Spies in the Family: An American Spymaster, His Russian Crown Jewel, and the …

2019-01-31: Accepted An email arrived, My son’s education starts. He will miss Thomas.

2019-01-31: Episode 54: End of Month I’m very busy this morning with all of my end of month administrative tasks, but I’m not the only …

2019-01-31: I love being able to save documents on my iPhone/iPad to my computer desktop through the Files App …

2019-01-30: Walking under the stars at night is something incredible to experience.

2019-01-30: Twelve Weeks Almost time for shots, New round of Botox next week. Still feeling great. Win!

2019-01-30: I’m not sure why we don’t always just report the “Feels like” temperature. It’s the only measurement …

2019-01-30: Google Also Exploiting Enterprise Certificates to Bypass iOS App Store for Data Collection - …

2019-01-30: Customer Service Rep: “Sir, there’s no sensitive information on this account.” Me: “You mean like my …

2019-01-30: When it’s cold outside, I bake cookies.

2019-01-29: Sick Infant Now baby is sick. Hard to help her feel better. Cuddles do the trick.

2019-01-29: I love it when a plan comes together.

2019-01-29: Facebook Paying Teens to Install Data Harvesting VPN App Facebook has been secretly offering …

2019-01-28: Clean Couch, Again One week since cleaning, Stanley Steemer was back here. Kids, what can I say?

2019-01-28: Stanley Steemer is excellent.

2019-01-28: Today is a very good day for a YNAB fresh start.

2019-01-28: I still don’t understand why multiple brands of American auto makers build the same car. Chevy …

2019-01-28: I hate when you set up Bill Pay to send payment on the 1st and they cut a check a few days before …

2019-01-28: Pope Tries to Dial Down Expectations for Sex-Abuse Summit The pope said the meeting would aim to …

2019-01-28: I love to watch planes fly overhead and seeing on FlightRadar where they’re heading. It’s amazing to …

2019-01-27: All Done Twenty-five to-dos, All done before bedtime. Yay! Things check mark, all done!

2019-01-27: YouTube to Curb Its Referrals to Conspiracy Theories and Other False Claims YouTube said it will …

2019-01-27: Nice day to play at the neighborhood park with my son.

2019-01-27: Really interesting and exciting news coming out of Venezuela. Following the news closely and hope to …

2019-01-27: Episode 53: Odd Squad The kids join me at the end of lunch to talk about their latest favorite show on PBS Kids. Plus, a …

2019-01-26: Sick Kids, Again Second time this month, The family is sick. Ugh. I’m not sick, for now.

2019-01-26: Currently reading: Spies in the Family: An American Spymaster, His Russian Crown Jewel, and the …

2019-01-25: Good Tenant Lots of cooking grease, I pour in bucket, not drain. Tenant of the year?

2019-01-25: One of my all time favorites. Benedict and I in over two feet of snow.

2019-01-24: Warby New glasses arrived. From Warby Parker. Look great! Am I a hipster?

2019-01-24: Google Chrome changes could ‘destroy’ ad-blockers Others said the update would make it …

2019-01-24: It’s great that Office is coming to the Mac App Store, but honestly, I’m all in on iWork. There was …

2019-01-24: Cleaning a high chair is a lot like washing your car. No matter how clean you get it, within a few …

2019-01-23: One Month Clean Doc: “No stimulants.” No coffee in a whole month. Compliant patient.

2019-01-23: Benedict is at karate practice and I’m on the sidelines ordering groceries for pickup tomorrow. 2019 …

2019-01-23: Currently reading: 8 Minute Meditation Expanded: Quiet Your Mind. Change Your Life. by Victor Davich …

2019-01-23: I love when minor iOS updates fix super annoying bugs.

2019-01-22: Empty Zoo Just us at the zoo. I prefer it that way, though. People ruin things.

2019-01-22: On track to have all of my tax docs in hand by the 31st. This is so uncommon. Perhaps this will be …

2019-01-22: Book Review: Smart Money, Smart Kids 📚 This book has been in my reading queue for some time. Now that my kids are getting old enough to …

2019-01-22: I love when we’re the only ones here.

2019-01-22: Episode 52: Another Zoo Adventure We’re wrapping up breakfast and getting ready to enjoy the nice weather at the zoo.

2019-01-22: I wish that all credit bureaus were as easy to interact with as Innovis.

2019-01-21: Instapot Fail “Must have Instapot,” They all said. Well, I got one. Not good slow cooker.

2019-01-21: Finished reading: Smart Money Smart Kids: Raising the Next Generation to Win with Money by Dave …

2019-01-21: Ribs and homemade BBQ sauce on the menu for dinner. Not a good idea to try to pull this off on …

2019-01-20: Eclipse The moon rises large, The kids love it! “Hi Luna!” Enjoy the view, folks!

2019-01-20: Grilling burgers for dinner. Reminds me of winter camping with the Scouts growing up.

2019-01-20: Baking muffins from scratch in the kitchen on a cold winter’s Sunday morning. Love watching the sun …

2019-01-19: Reading by the Fire Kids in bed, work done. Arctic wind outside, fire on. A nice place to read.

2019-01-19: I’m really pleased with Lose it!

2019-01-19: The start to any great meal.

2019-01-18: Clean Couches Called Stanley Steemer, They came right over and cleaned. Pretty impressive.

2019-01-18: BuzzFeed News has a long way to go.

2019-01-18: I’m not sure why you’d go to print on a story that’s sourced through anonymous sources with no one …

2019-01-17: Find Me at Me Look me up on (blank), Sorry, I’m not there. I quit. Find me on my site.

2019-01-17: Find me on: Google Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn

2019-01-17: Apple has really slacked off when it comes to special events activity badges.

2019-01-17: That’s the last time I whip eggs whites by hand.

2019-01-17: Goodbye, Google.

2019-01-17: The majesty of the Christmas tree is dramatically reduced when it’s cut in half, waiting at the curb …

2019-01-17: Today is the day that I quit Google.

2019-01-16: Annual Eye Exam Went to get eyes checked, Better one or two? Or three? Didn’t matter. Same.

2019-01-16: FedEx Home Delivery really is terrible. Two packages, from the same shipper, sent at the same time, …

2019-01-15: Less Laundry Small laundry this week. Helped that I washed everything, Four short days ago.

2019-01-15: Episode 51: January Concert We were sick last week, but we’re feeling better now! Felicity has a little treat for our listeners …

2019-01-15: Three years of my life, journaled, printed, and preserved for posterity.

2019-01-15: Having a garage and not having to scrape the windshield before driving is just the best.

2019-01-14: Kids Play Together Nice morning playtime, All three building together. Proof is in the pics!

2019-01-14: I can’t think of a positive experience buying glasses. Amazing that the process is so bad …

2019-01-14: Crispy 🥓 > Chewy 🥓

2019-01-13: Burn Notice is an excellent show.

2019-01-13: Bad Goals Week Not a good goals week. Being sick will slow things down. Kept the rings closed, tho!

2019-01-13: I predict dark storm clouds and a visit from the insurance adjuster for the driver next to me …

2019-01-13: Babies make very cute noises, even when I’m trying to fall asleep.

2019-01-12: Fonts Looking for new fonts, Expensive ones are perfect! Accounting said no.

2019-01-12: Currently reading: Smart Money Smart Kids: Raising the Next Generation to Win with Money by Dave …

2019-01-12: Best Buy is terrible.

2019-01-12: 15 years ago today.

2019-01-12: Walmart Grocery was out of macadamia nuts, so they substituted corn nuts. Um, what?

2019-01-12: Breakfast is ready.

2019-01-11: Order Restored The sickness is passed, The house is clean once again. Perfect mood at home.

2019-01-10: Big Grocery Order More in the order, Bigger grocery pick-ups. Things are forgotten.

2019-01-10: My first purchase from Amazon was on November 10, 1999. It was a paperback copy of From the Mixed-Up …

2019-01-09: Major Clean-up Everyone better. Laundry machine hard at work. This will take two days.

2019-01-09: Gorgeous afternoon for a walk in the neighborhood.

2019-01-09: Everyone is feeling better, and I have a laundry room overflowing with clothes, towels, and blankets …

2019-01-08: Sick Daddy First the kids, now me. Laundry piles up, no food. It’s a bad scene, here.

2019-01-08: Before last week, I’d never used Apple’s TV app. I’m actually impressed with how easy it makes it to …

2019-01-07: Sick Kids Kids and mom are sick. Work cancelled, time to take care. Glad to have the help.

2019-01-07: Book Review: Bad Blood 📚 Disgusting. Outrageous. Criminal. Bad Blood is the result of the high-caliber reporting by John …

2019-01-06: Bike Ride to the Park Come on son, let’s go! A bike ride to the park. Wait, Scared of the hill. No.

2019-01-06: Borrowing money today is negotiating a pay cut with your future self.

2019-01-06: Finished reading: Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou 📚

2019-01-05: Sunny Day Sixty-six degrees, Full sun, no clouds in the sky. Nice January.

2019-01-05: 66 and clear skies for this evening’s grill time.

2019-01-05: The tree is down and outside. Most of the mess is cleaned up. Got out and cleaned both cars. …

2019-01-04: A New Routine Now settling in, A new routine. Two weeks down, A lifetime to go.

2019-01-04: USCCB’s For Your Marriage project review of my book: The Transition: A Practical Guide to …

2019-01-04: All bacon is not created equal.

2019-01-03: Lunch with Mommy A rainy day treat, Lunch at the office with Mom. Good time had by all.

2019-01-03: Judy Greer is tearing it up on the kids programming voiceover circuit.

2019-01-02: Sick Boy “Dad, my tummy hurts.” Bad start to the day. Then said, “Watch TV all day?”

2019-01-02: Few things are more pleasant than reading a good book in a quiet house with the sound of rain coming …

2019-01-02: The Partisan Problem For these members of his Cabinet who remain and try to defend him, they’re not going to be …

2019-01-02: When it’s pouring rain at 5am, and I go for a 4 mile walk anyway, that’s how I know I’m going to …

2019-01-01: A Solid Start A wonderful day. Mass, play outside, some errands. Here’s to many more!

2019-01-01: Nation’s Fathers Engage In Time-Honored Ritual Of Telling Their Kids They Haven’t Seen …

2019-01-01: Book Review: Your Best Year Ever 📚 I’ve been following Michael Hyatt for over seven years now, and this book is based on a five-part …

2019-01-01: Episode 50: Happy New Year, Folks From our breakfast table to yours, welcome 2019!

2019-01-01: House Democrats Lay Out Plan to Reopen Government by Carving Out Wall Fight - WSJ For example, the …

2019-01-01: Finished reading: [Your Best Year Ever: A 5-Step Plan for Achieving Your Most Important …

2019-01-01: New Year, new shoes.

2018-12-31: Twenty-Eighteen The end of a year. Time is always passing us. Pause, reflect, go forth!

2018-12-31: Currently reading: [Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley …

2018-12-31: Stunning sunset to end 2018.

2018-12-31: I guess every season is election season now.

2018-12-31: 2019 Goals In years past, I’ve set a variety of goals across different categories. I’ve decided to cast that …

2018-12-30: Planning Day Lots of thinking done, Twenty-Nineteen activity. Fun to think quite big!

2018-12-30: Maybe I shouldn’t get on the scale at all. If I close my Activity Rings every day and keep a food …

2018-12-29: Slow Saturday Not much to report, A little of this and that. And now it’s over.

2018-12-29: This is America There’s a lot of talk about how our nation is more divided than ever. As Americans, we face a …

2018-12-28: The perfect background music while reading on a Friday evening. 🎵

2018-12-28: Water Back to just water. Two-hundred ounces today. Might be a long night.

2018-12-28: Picked up the new Mission Impossible and all of the Bourne movies on sale today on iTunes. Glad that …

2018-12-28: Episode 49: Daddy’s Robot The kids join me for a recap of Christmas and we introduce a new regular on the show.

2018-12-27: Night Sky Brilliance Stars in the night sky, Wish I could take a picture. Save the memory.

2018-12-27: I love the woody aroma of fresh lavender.

2018-12-27: Advent calendar that my Mom made for us.

2018-12-27: Barely made it to recycling day. Now I have to hold on for two more days with a very full trash bin.

2018-12-26: Christmas Clean-Up New things put away, Many needed a new home. All I do is clean!

2018-12-26: Finally getting the house put back together.

2018-12-26: Coming up to the finish line of three years of daily journaling in Day One. Looking forward to …

2018-12-25: My First Robot Waiting under tree, A robot vacuum for me! Get to work, robot!

2018-12-25: Currently reading: Your Best Year Ever: A 5-Step Plan for Achieving Your Most Important Goals by …

2018-12-25: There’s a robot vacuuming my floor. This is the best.

2018-12-25: Remarkably calm in the neighborhood this morning.

2018-12-24: Christmas Eve Stress So much secrecy, Putting presents out at night. Glad I wasn’t caught!

2018-12-24: China Applies Xinjiang’s Policing Lessons to Other Muslim Areas - WSJ China’s aggressive policing …

2018-12-24: My wife is either legitimately at work, or she is frantically driving all over town trying to find a …

2018-12-24: Episode 48: Christmas Eve The kids are very excited about Christmas tomorrow.

2018-12-23: Sunday Nap Sunday naps were forced, When I was a lad. Now a Very special treat!

2018-12-23: I love this time of evening.

2018-12-22: Date night.

2018-12-22: HomeKit Garage Doors Merry Christmas, Chet! Now your garage is HomeKit. “Hey Siri, open.”

2018-12-22: Just put my garage on HomeKit with the Insignia WiFi plug. Product reviews were inconclusive, so I’m …

2018-12-22: Apple’s Dan Riccio - MacRumors Relative to the issue you referenced regarding the new iPad …

2018-12-21: Chinese Robocall Strange area code. I answer. “Ni hao," they say. Not a call for me.

2018-12-21: Christmas lights at the civic gardens.

2018-12-21: First time getting a Chinese robocall.

2018-12-20: She Got Cricut Wife got a cricut, Started working right away. Well, she will be missed.

2018-12-20: Crazy reporting in the Journal over the past few days about review scams on Amazon. Now I don’t know …

2018-12-20: Airpower.

2018-12-20: What is the design process for a minivan that results in 3 LATCH positions instead of a more …

2018-12-19: Karate Master Boy was good tonight, Great form, good effort. It’s clear, he’s learning quickly!

2018-12-19: NYT: Facebook allowed Microsoft’s Bing search engine to see the names of virtually all Facebook …

2018-12-19: Episode 47: Rainy Day Visitors We have some very special visitors on their way to our house. I sat down with Felicity to get her …

2018-12-19: Just found the website of Freedom from Facebook, which wants the FTC to break up the company. I …

2018-12-18: WSJ: The free service, called Experian Boost, will be used by consumers who opt in and link the …

2018-12-18: America: after dark, Sonic etiquette requires that you turn off your headlights while parked in the …

2018-12-18: Cleaning for Visitors A fun little trick, Cleaning up for visitors. Yes, always this clean!

2018-12-18: The Verge on Facebook’s data download strategy: In the meantime, Facebook’s data protection tools …

2018-12-18: It’s so refreshing to encounter the work of quality journalists.

2018-12-18: It’s a bit foggy out there.

2018-12-17: A 180 I used to be tech, Now I’m skeptic. Keep the good, Dump ALL of the rest.

2018-12-17: How slammed is UPS? I just saw a driver in a golf cart with a trailer making deliveries.

2018-12-17: Fresh dill smells amazing. One of my favorite kitchen aromas.

2018-12-17: My bookshelf of books read this year. I also managed to post a full review of each title. 📚

2018-12-16: Sunday Nap Tired as of late, One hour late to bed, fail. Naps can be great, though.

2018-12-16: Stunning sunrise. Happy Sunday!

2018-12-15: Messy Saturday A new trend emerged, Big projects on Saturday, Sunday spend cleaning.

2018-12-15: Benedict’s cookie game is strong.

2018-12-15: Episode 46: Christmas Cookies I just got home from running errands to find the kids at the kitchen table decorating Christmas …

2018-12-14: All aboard, The Polar Express!

2018-12-14: Emergency Call Accident with kids. Call EMS? No, call Mom, Doctor direct line.

2018-12-14: Book Review: Grant Us Peace 📚 Grant Us Peace was the second book that I wrote in 2014. I was in the groove and, at the time, …

2018-12-14: iMac is semi-operational. Restored from Time Machine backup, but most preferences weren’t …

2018-12-14: My 2014 iMac on the lastest release of Mojave keeps freezing and restarting. Disk Utility can’t …

2018-12-13: Candlelit dinner to celebrate the Feast of St. Lucy.

2018-12-13: iMac Crash Four year old iMac, Crashes randomly. No fix. Guess I’ll do fresh start.

2018-12-13: Mail carrier leaves a postage due notice in the mailbox. He came to my door to do a pickup and …

2018-12-12: Nice little celebration for the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Street tacos for dinner!

2018-12-12: Cancelled Plans A trip to city, Cancelled by sick little boy. Well, nevermind then!

2018-12-12: WSJ reporting: The Boy Scouts of America is considering filing for bankruptcy protection as it …

2018-12-12: On my list of services to shut down today: Google Domains Google Maps API Google Wifi

2018-12-12: It was a good year for books. Maybe my best yet.

2018-12-12: Finished reading: Grant Us Peace by Chet Collins 📚

2018-12-11: It’s so nice to walk around the neighborhood in the evening and enjoy all of the Christmas lights.

2018-12-11: Planetarium Planetarium, A fun trip for the kids, too! Will have to go back.

2018-12-11: Changing the 529 rules to allow for accounts for expected children seems like an odd hill to die on. …

2018-12-11: Episode 45: Ready for Adventure We’re finishing up breakfast and getting ready to head to the local planetarium for a kids show.

2018-12-10: Things Kids Say My little girl says, She has a tarantula. Thanks, PBS Kids!

2018-12-10: The state of iOS is really sad. There’s almost no more need for sites like The Sweet Setup. I …

2018-12-10: Ordered new routers today. Replacing Google WiFi very soon. 🎉

2018-12-10: Book Review: Command and Control 📚 As I mentioned in my previous review, my first encounter with the reality of nuclear weapons …

2018-12-09: iMessage image search is terrible.

2018-12-09: Kids Clothes Shopping Sizes always change, Trying to fit in the store. Someone disrupt this.

2018-12-09: Finished reading: Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of …

2018-12-08: Dogs Running Together What day is today? Sunday? Friday? Saturday? Never figured out.

2018-12-08: I went to the Apple Store to look at the new Watches and iPads. That was a poor decision.

2018-12-07: Math is Hard Start next year tax work, Trouble somewhere in numbers. Fixed it, took too long.

2018-12-07: Did anyone bother to watch House of Cards season 6?

2018-12-07: Walmart is doing an excellent job earning my business. The best prices, free grocery …

2018-12-07: Google's Great Quibble We use data to make Google products like Search and Maps as useful as possible. We also use data to …

2018-12-06: Call of Duty 2 Surprised that it works, on Mojave. Way to go, game developer!

2018-12-06: Microsoft Edge coming to Mac next year: We also expect this work to enable us to bring Microsoft …

2018-12-06: I wrote this back in March as I deleted my social media accounts: There’s something very powerful …

2018-12-06: I don’t go on BuzzFeed often, but when I do, I fail their quiz about “important” events that …

2018-12-06: Emoji + Things App = 👨🏻‍💻

2018-12-06: Episode 44: St. Nicholas & Batman The kids found some treats in their shoes this morning and have found the perfect song to enjoy …

2018-12-06: Happy Feast of St. Nicholas!

2018-12-05: Up Late Should have been in bed, Instead, up much too late now. Will pay tomorrow.

2018-12-05: I hate when big box hardware stores close entire aisles during business hours.

2018-12-05: Got all of the leaves mulched before the heavy rains. Feels good to get the lawn back into shape.

2018-12-05: One of the things that I miss about Twitter/Instagram are the digital friends that I made. I wish …

2018-12-05: Merry muggin’

2018-12-05: Owning My Content Manton likes to talk about how owning your domain means that you own your own content. In fact, …

2018-12-04: RapidWeaver Heartbreak An elusive bug, Breaks my version 8 workflow. Time to roll it back.

2018-12-04: Episode 43: Christmas Tree Benedict and Felicity had much to say as I struggled to keep the conversation on topic. The …

2018-12-04: Hulu/AT&T plans for ads in 2019: Streaming TV services offered by companies like Hulu and …

2018-12-03: Fall Yard Work Mower back from shop, Mulching leaves with simple ease. Nice tool to work with.

2018-12-03: I did three different 2018 tax calculators (Turbotax, eFile, H&R Block). The same numbers gave …

2018-12-03: It’s that wonderful time of year again when the soft glow of the Christmas tree fills my home with …

2018-12-02: Sunday Catch Up Yesterday was tree, Way behind on to do list. Got my girl to help!

2018-12-02: Sky clear.

2018-12-01: Christmas Cards Today is the First. Christmas cards put in the mail, Way too much winning.

2018-12-01: To the scientists who gave us contact lenses: I salute you!

2018-12-01: My spot in line to move domain registrations to Cloudflare opened up this morning. $8/year for .com …

2018-12-01: Hello, December! 🎄

2018-11-30: 2018 Draws to a Close End of the month tasks, Next time will be end of year. Admin work is fun!

2018-11-30: “Free shipping” that delivers in 7-10 business days is just as off-putting to customers as paid 3-5 …

2018-11-30: Lots of stuff in the pantry and refrigerator. Going to work over the next few days to eat all of …

2018-11-30: I love the last day of the month and all of the financial reconciliation that I get to do.

2018-11-29: Complaint Machine Complaints here today, Nothing in particular, Just a few pet peeves.

2018-11-29: There’s nothing smart about FedEx SmartPost.

2018-11-29: Parental controls on iOS12 are way too complicated to set up.

2018-11-28: Apple Watch Setup Crazy slow process, Hard to back up, long load time. A bad job, Apple.

2018-11-28: The Apple Watch has the worst onboarding experience of any products in their lineup.

2018-11-28: How bad is Siri? She can’t figure out that when I ask for “PBS Kids Songs for the …

2018-11-28: The way that the free market punishes companies for misbehavior is by starving them of business. So …

2018-11-27: Hacking Web Fonts Leaving Google fonts, Created my own font kit. Love to learn new things!

2018-11-27: The Google Alternatives At every turn, I find another Google product or service that I’m using, which really shows how deep …

2018-11-27: I used to pass Lordstown all the time driving the Ohio Turnpike. I’m pretty sure that plant is …

2018-11-27: How does Pixelmator still not have type on a curve?

2018-11-27: I finally took some time to set up shortcuts and sync in Transmit 5. Can’t believe it took me …

2018-11-26: Biceps Tendonitis Hurt from all my play, Limited range of motion. I’m now an old man.

2018-11-26: It’s been a month since Pope Francis accepted Cardinal Wuerl’s reisgnation. Perhaps he should ask Xi …

2018-11-26: Episode 42: BenedictBot 3000 Benedict has a robot that he would like for you to meet.

2018-11-26: Do I have to say a blessing before eating leftovers?

2018-11-26: UPS is absolutely slammed right now. Lots of packages delayed due to “operating conditions.”

2018-11-26: Google’s privacy quibble: We do not sell your personal information to anyone. We use data to …

2018-11-26: Every year I think that our taxes are going to be uncomplicated, but it never turns out that way. …

2018-11-25: Fresh Balsam Candle Burning Into the attic, Pulling out Christmas decor, Candle until tree.

2018-11-25: Many thanks to the folks in retail distribution for their hard work in getting my orders out the …

2018-11-25: Enjoying my coffee this morning and reminiscing about our time on Lake Michigan.

2018-11-24: Clean Kitchen, Again Thanksgiving wrecked it, Several full loads of dishes, Finally all clean.

2018-11-24: Perfect way to end a great day.

2018-11-24: Gorgeous Saturday to enjoy the great outdoors

2018-11-24: The thing about games like Reigns is that while it shows you how much a particular choice will …

2018-11-23: Full Moon Pure white brilliant glow, Casts mystical soft blue light, A monthly delight!

2018-11-23: Beautiful evening for a walk in the neighborhood under the light of a full moon.

2018-11-23: This iPad Pro abuse video was one of the most difficult things I’ve watched in years.

2018-11-23: It’s in the mid-50s and this lady is walking her dog bundled up like she just got off the …

2018-11-23: Accepted Apple’s Give Back offer four days ago. They process it as a refund to the card used …

2018-11-23: Not ashamed to admit that Christmas music is now playing on the HomePod. Love this year’s Matt Maher …

2018-11-23: Made some more CSS changes to my hosted blog. I love the simplicity with pops of bright orange.

2018-11-23: This is a good time of year to have the Deliveries app.

2018-11-22: Thankful Thankful for my wife, my kids, and my life. A pause, to count my blessings.

2018-11-22: Wasn’t pardoned.

2018-11-22: Walmart Grocery is automatically refunding me for all of the salad that I’ve bought recently. …

2018-11-22: Watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade reminds me why I don’t watch TV. More ads than content …

2018-11-22: Episode 41: Thanksgiving It’s a slow start on Thanksgiving morning. I catch up with the family as we start our celebrations.

2018-11-22: A Grateful Nation I love that the United States has a national holiday dedicated to gratitude. As a nation, today’s …

2018-11-21: Dad the Builder I’m not that handy. I did cut wood for shelves, tho. Legend in my mind.

2018-11-21: Geeze, when will these government workers get the message that they need to stop using personal …

2018-11-21: Made some closet shelves today. Not bad.

2018-11-20: Brisk Zoo Adventure Brisk late Fall morning, Animals were out playing. Result: happy kids!

2018-11-20: Gorgeous Fall day at the zoo

2018-11-20: Apple 2FA is really weird. Why on earth would it offer the 2nd factor authentication code on the …

2018-11-20: Episode 40: Inventions I catch up with Benedict in the play room before the girls wake up to talk about all of his latest …

2018-11-19: Dead Microwave Loud noise, burning smell, Microwave quits on bad week. Time to call landlord.

2018-11-19: The iPad Pro should be my next computer? Ha, okay. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

2018-11-19: Apple Give Back: very slow process, zero communication, and final offer 17% below estimate with no …

2018-11-19: Changing my iCloud password today. Send some thoughts my way.

2018-11-18: Poetic Justice Tailgater behind, Passed in a big hurry. Then, busted by a cop.

2018-11-17: Fall Cleanup Hedges trimmed, leaves swept, Cars washed, sticks picked up. Great day For a Fall …

2018-11-17: Out grilling for an early dinner so that I don’t have to work in the dark!

2018-11-17: It’s a beautiful Saturday, so I got outside with my son and took care of our fall yard clean-up. …

2018-11-16: Seasonal Allergies I’ve never had them, Before last year. Allergies, Ruin great Fall fun!

2018-11-16: Apple’s Give Back program is ridiculously slow.

2018-11-16: Deleting Google This is a time of great upheaval in American technological culture. For the past twenty years, …

2018-11-15: Greg Ip for The Wall Street Journal, The Unintended Consequences of the ‘Free’ Internet: The …

2018-11-15: Technology Changes Changes to home tech, Take quite a bit of my time. Feels good when all done.

2018-11-15: Medal of Honor: Allied Assault was a great game.

2018-11-15: Realizing how deep my relationship with Google goes. Waze, YouTube, Google Voice. A twelve month …

2018-11-15: Hierarchy of domestic shipping: UPS FedEx Express United States Postal Service UPS SurePost FedEx …

2018-11-14: Karate Joy So much fun to watch, Five year old do karate. He is full of joy!

2018-11-14: I love when the sunset paints the upper branches with that warm gold.

2018-11-14: I wish that Apple had a really good iOS/macOS way to clean up “Recent Contacts.” So …

2018-11-14: Currently reading: Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of …

2018-11-13: Road Construction Crews outside my house, Tearing up the neighborhood. Hope they leave nice roads!

2018-11-13: Book Review: American Kingpin 📚 American Kingpin is the true story of the infamous Silk Road, its founder Ross Ulbricht, and the law …

2018-11-13: Oh, Amazon. DC and NYC for HQ2? How original! How brilliant! How imaginative! What a colossal waste …

2018-11-12: iMac Upgrade Woes Hard drive not replaced, Tech said not possible now. Here comes external!

2018-11-12: Finished reading: American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road …

2018-11-12: Episode 39: Monday Morning Breakfast Benedict requested a podcast this morning, so we sat down at the breakfast table and hit record. He …

2018-11-11: I’m so disappointed in this season of Last Man Standing. They really lost their juice between …

2018-11-11: Ready to Go Busy week ahead, House is neat and tidy, tho. New a new topic.

2018-11-11: Date night.

2018-11-11: I’m so close to app and preferences parity between my iMac and MacBook.

2018-11-11: It’s cold, overcast, and quiet outside. It feels like snow.

2018-11-11: Special thanks to all of our American warriors who have served our common defense and for the …

2018-11-11: I love a soft, fresh doughnut from Dunkin’.

2018-11-10: Twenty Nine Degrees Woke up to go walk, CARROT said it was quite cold. Read the news instead.

2018-11-10: Made some new friends today.

2018-11-09: This is still a delight.

2018-11-09: French president Emanuel Macron in comments leading up to the centennial of Armistice Day: We have …

2018-11-09: A Messy House Thirty minutes flat, Is all that it takes to make, A messy house, clean.

2018-11-09: I need to upgrade my iMac internal hard drive, but I think I need to hire someone to do it.

2018-11-09: Mixed content is my worst nightmare.

2018-11-09: I’m starting to get my Botox super powers back.

2018-11-09: I could eat the same thing for each meal for weeks on end. I’m trying to work harder on adding more …

2018-11-09: Say what you will about Tom Cruise, he is very serious about his craft.

2018-11-08: Botox Botox sure sounds great. Except for the thirty shots, To the head, face, neck.

2018-11-08: I think that explicit lyrics are a net negative to the art of music. It limits the scope of audience …

2018-11-08: George knows how to play. So relaxing on a rainy autumn afternoon. 🎵

2018-11-08: It’s been over a month since I’ve worn my Fitbit. I haven’t missed it for a …

2018-11-08: It’s a bit wet out there.

2018-11-08: I woke up with a sense of dread. Oh, yeah, Botox day.

2018-11-08: Episode 38: Birthday LEGOs I catch up with Benedict early this morning to chat about his birthday and plans for the day.

2018-11-07: Midterm Elections The most important Election is over now. 2020 next.

2018-11-07: I love a good grapefruit.

2018-11-07: We now return to our regularly scheduled broadcast.

2018-11-06: Sunset 530 sunset, It must be a grave error. Who will end this game?

2018-11-06: I love watching election results.

2018-11-06: I miss Timetable.

2018-11-06: I’ve decided to migrate my business away from Alphabet/Google. Already switched search engines and …

2018-11-06: Episode 37: Halloween and the Lizard Felicity joins me on the mic to talk about her Halloween experience and a new critter friend. She’s …

2018-11-05: Cleaning Day Hack Never clean bathrooms, On laundry day. Too much work. Do the day before!

2018-11-05: I’m so looking forward to Wednesday morning. No more talk about 2018 and these midterms; only …

2018-11-05: Oh wow! I just got a text message. Did you guys know that there’s an election tomorrow?

2018-11-05: I’ve become that maniac that listens to Christmas music right after Halloween.

2018-11-04: App devs: please write better release notes.

2018-11-04: Daylight Savings Time What a stupid joke, Changing my clocks twice a year. Complete waste of time.

2018-11-04: No, sun, please don’t go away! It’s too early!

2018-11-04: Netflix should have done the right thing and cancelled House of Cards last year.

2018-11-04: Good Morning!

2018-11-03: Currently reading: American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road …

2018-11-03: Thirty Eight To Dos Been a bit behind, Thirty eight things on my list. Managed to get done!

2018-11-03: When are we going to turn off Internet comments?

2018-11-02: Annual Physical Had my physical, A mostly pleasant affair. See ya next year, doc!

2018-11-02: Just participated in a national poll. I’m a bit surprised at the middle of the road views I actually …

2018-11-01: Jazz Revival Listening to Jazz, Saw Kenny G in concert, Nineteen years ago.

2018-11-01: What’s up, Kenny G?

2018-10-31: Rainy Halloween Not the best weather, A rainy Halloween day. Got the kids out, tho.

2018-10-31: At least this Halloween evening actually feels like October.

2018-10-31: Halloween is going to be a bust with all of this rain

2018-10-31: CAPS LOCK IS CRUISE CONTROL FOR COOL.

2018-10-30: Dusting Got out the duster, Really has been way too long. Sure does a nice job.

2018-10-30: No iPad Pro in my near future. Maybe in the next 12 months I’ll replace my Air 2.

2018-10-29: End of Treatment Twelve weeks between shots, Botox wears off at week ten. Migraines incoming.

2018-10-29: The Babylon Bee: ‘I signed up to occupy Afghanistan, not defend the country,’ said one soldier. …

2018-10-28: Family Fun Day A beautiful day, For family fun in the sun. A great day, well spent.

2018-10-28: Visited this old neighborhood treehouse on a Fall afternoon. That brilliant blue sky never gets old.

2018-10-28: Book Review: Getting Things Done 📚 This is a book that needs no introduction. It was my first time reading it all the way through, …

2018-10-28: Michael C. Bender for The Wall Street Journal: In Indiana and Illinois appearances, Mr. Trump said …

2018-10-27: Finished reading: Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen 📚

2018-10-27: Bike Benedict’s new bike, Training in the parking lot. He did really great!

2018-10-27: So incredibly proud of my little boy! He rode on his new bike for the first time today and he did …

2018-10-27: 55 degrees is my ideal temperature.

2018-10-26: Credit Bureaus They take my data, Without my consent. Quite rude. They are terrible.

2018-10-26: I sent three identical requests to the three credit bureaus to freeze my three children’s …

2018-10-26: It’s remarkable just how much light the moon can cast on the ground

2018-10-25: A Huge Milestone Sixty-four percent, Of pay to our student loans. A big, huge, success!

2018-10-25: I love currency.

2018-10-25: My kids fight over vitamins and Zyrtec.

2018-10-24: Big Day A cold, rainy day. A new bike, karate practice, Turned out to be fun!

2018-10-24: Cold, rainy October days are the best.

2018-10-23: iCloud Outage iCloud out is strange, So many things left undone. Hope it gets fixed soon!

2018-10-23: The new UPS Follow My Delivery feature is nice, but completely meaningless. They show the …

2018-10-23: Apple’s one year warranty for accessories is actually pretty good. In the cases where I’ve had a …

2018-10-22: Home Construction A leaking shower, Door twice replaced since last week. Hope this new one works.

2018-10-22: Mac App Store games do a terrible job updating to the new OS. Most of my past purchases crash on …

2018-10-22: Can we all agree that unsolicited text messages from political campaigns are gross?

2018-10-21: Having trouble making it through Getting Things Done. Keep stopping to add to-dos to Things.

2018-10-21: Blue Skies Ahead After all the rain, A clear, blue sky afternoon. Took a walk. Very nice!

2018-10-21: I will never get over my love for a deep blue sky

2018-10-21: I am the danger.

2018-10-21: Happy Sunday!

2018-10-21: Just had an entire conversation with my 4 year old. He woke up and apparently believes it’s still …

2018-10-20: Ride at Sunset A cool, Fall evening, Riding my bike at sunset. I’ll sleep well tonight!

2018-10-20: Nice night to ride.

2018-10-19: Life without my Fitbit is way better than I could’ve imagined.

2018-10-19: Chick-fil-a At Dinner Drive thru, full of cars, Wrapped around the building, twice. Totally worth …

2018-10-19: Accepting Cardinal Weurl’s resignation and then appointing him apostolic administrator, in an …

2018-10-19: Rainy morning commute

2018-10-19: Episode 36: Science Museum We’re starting our day, getting ready to go to the Science Museum. Benedict and Felicity catch us …

2018-10-19: Children’s activity venues should open at 9am, at the latest!

2018-10-18: School Tour Went on a tour, Checking out school for my boy. My, time sure does fly.

2018-10-18: Why has Pixelmator still not learned how to type on a curve?

2018-10-17: The amount of typos in news articles published online by major news organizations is embarrassing.

2018-10-17: Men at Work Repairmen are here, Fixing a leaky shower. Will be nice when done!

2018-10-17: Writing down a record of my life each day with a picture in Day One is one of my most beneficial …

2018-10-16: Nest Heat Cool A great mode on Nest, Perfect for in between times. Heat/Cool, just perfect!

2018-10-16: Have my leeks cooking in a base of pasture butter. Going to be making a delicious broccoli and …

2018-10-16: I think I’m going to do NaNoWriMo. It’s been four years since I’ve published a …

2018-10-16: Currently reading: Grant Us Peace by Chet Collins 📚

2018-10-16: I’m thankful for a two car garage on a very wet morning. So nice to load/unload the kids under …

2018-10-16: It’s pretty unprofessional for a news website to not have an RSS feed.

2018-10-15: Relaxing on the couch, reading a good book, while enjoying a symphony in the background of rainwater …

2018-10-15: Done By Lunch Got started early, First load of laundry at 5. Done by lunch, not bad!

2018-10-15: Driving is a joy and a pleasure, a skill to be honed and practiced. Maybe it’s just the pilot …

2018-10-15: Currently reading: Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen 📚

2018-10-15: Microcasting is one of the best parts of Micro.blog.

2018-10-15: Episode 35: Hello, Fall! A very chatty Benedict brings special guest Baby Black Nose to the podcast this morning. We talk …

2018-10-15: Book Review: The Spy and the Traitor 📚 Earlier this year, I read A Spy Among Friends, the story of KGB mole Kim Philby and his espionage …

2018-10-14: Give Me Wisdom The Book of Wisdom was written in a confusing time for the people of Israel. They had come into …

2018-10-14: LEGO Kit His first LEGO kit, “My dream came true,” he exclaimed. So much Dad winning.

2018-10-14: Autocorrect gets more wrong than right.

2018-10-14: Finished reading: The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War by Ben …

2018-10-14: About to build Benedict’s first LEGO set with him. He’s very excited!

2018-10-13: I’m not okay with the new Mandy. She’s trying way too hard. Wish she’d make the role her own.

2018-10-13: Having the Home app on macOS is so nice.

2018-10-13: Hand Wax Hand wax twice a year, To keep your car in top shape. Nothing can beat it!

2018-10-13: What crime against humanity was not committed under the banner of progress? What great human …

2018-10-12: Too Sleepy Too hard to stay up, Spent most the day asleep. Now time to repeat.

2018-10-12: The essential ingredient to the formation of a human person is answering the question: who is man? …

2018-10-11: Baby Crawls A sudden lurch fore, Mechanical-like movements. Never be the same.

2018-10-11: I bought Nicomachean Ethics on Apple Books today. That great work of Aristotle commands a list price …

2018-10-10: I’m very concerned about the Google+ data breach now that all of this personal information may …

2018-10-10: Building A Tent Built a lovely tent, For the boy and I to hide. We surprised Mommy.

2018-10-10: Nice park.

2018-10-10: Hello, my favorite pair of jeans.

2018-10-09: Rainy Walk I went for a walk, Leisurely stroll in the road. Glad I was not struck.

2018-10-09: I love rainy days.

2018-10-08: Grocery Pickup I order online, I pull up, out comes my food. Thank you, Walmart friends!

2018-10-08: Google on Google+: The consumer version of Google+ currently has low usage and engagement: 90 …

2018-10-08: Few things are as satisfying as pressing “Publish” in RapidWeaver.

2018-10-07: America A tremendous gift, Life in this free Republic, The Greatest Nation.

2018-10-07: Christ, Everywhere Last week we celebrated the Feast of St. Francis, and today’s First Reading brings to us the story …

2018-10-07: I find iOS 12’s Screen Time to be completely useless.

2018-10-07: For a society that claims to deny the existence of a right to another person, we sure do espouse a …

2018-10-06: Grill Time Get excited, kids! Dad is outside at the grill. Filet mignon, yum!

2018-10-06: Washed, waxed, and ready for winter.

2018-10-06: In the early morning hours, I contemplate the depths of Your love.

2018-10-05: A Day Concluded The day is now done, Mostly spent on shopping trip. Hello, Fall weekend!

2018-10-05: I refuse to buy International Delight Coffee Creamer until they bring back Wayne Brady.

2018-10-04: Went to a local brewery with Alison for date night. I had a root beer and street tacos, which were …

2018-10-04: Breakthrough: I’ve discovered how to not display dates on blog posts in RapidWeaver.

2018-10-04: Day One An entry per day, A printed record of days. A simple delight.

2018-10-04: Fitbit Last night, I took off my Fitbit. I’m not planning on putting it back on. I’ve worn a Fitbit almost …

2018-10-04: Walmart is killing Amazon on pricing.

2018-10-04: I just played around with Shortcuts, and it’s as disappointing as Workflow. This is not an OS …

2018-10-03: Currently reading: The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War by Ben …

2018-10-03: Karate First activity, Martial arts with other boys. He played joyfully!

2018-10-03: Book Review: Hiroshima 📚 I first read this book as a sophomore in high school for my World History class. When it came up in …

2018-10-03: Day One Journal I’ve written about my activities and included a photo in Day One Journal every day since January 1, …

2018-10-03: Dental cleanings are usually uncomfortable. Although there was a lot of descaling to do, I really …

2018-10-02: Finished reading: Hiroshima by John Hersey 📚

2018-10-02: A Sick Toddler All is well at lunch, Then comes a sudden illness. I’m sorry, sweetheart!

2018-10-02: Alexis de Tocqueville: (The United States) is the product… of two perfectly distinct …

2018-10-02: Episode 34: Solar System The kids demanded a podcast, and then refused to participate. So, I bring you up to speed on our …

2018-10-01: Hiroshima Reading book again, Story of Hiroshima. Unbelievable.

2018-10-01: Currently reading: Hiroshima by John Hersey 📚

2018-10-01: Postal Service Problems I’m fascinated by logistics. More specifically, with the operations of services like UPS, FedEx, and …

2018-09-30: Book Review: The Screwtape Letters 📚 What can I say about my 24th book of the year? A classic, Lewis’ insight proves to be a timeless …

2018-09-30: Twenty-Four A lofty book goal, Twenty four in a whole year. Finished in nine months.

2018-09-30: Finished reading: The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis 📚

2018-09-30: The Blind Faithful During today’s homily, our priest supposed that were we to follow this Gospel literally, we would …

2018-09-29: Bike Ride Bike back from the shop, Took it out for a quick spin. Now I’m exhausted.

2018-09-29: C.S. Lewis’ Screwtape on not relying on feelings of hatred: In his anguish, the patient can, of …

2018-09-28: Beautiful Fall evening for a walk.

2018-09-28: Book Review: Spectre Origins 📚 I’ve read almost exclusively nonfiction books this year. That’s normal for me, but I’m finally …

2018-09-28: Finished reading: Spectre: Origins by C.W. Lemoine 📚

2018-09-28: Attention, Drivers Two words to help all, Zipper merge. Each takes their turn, Much better for all.

2018-09-28: Currently reading: The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis 📚

2018-09-27: Morning Walk No rain in forecast, Radar clear, cool fall morning. It poured, I am soaked.

2018-09-26: Book Review: The Enthusiast 📚 After completing the previous book on the life of St. Francis, I decided to pick up this story. …

2018-09-26: A Special Treat Lunch at work with Mom, Always special for the kids. Great for Daddy, too.

2018-09-26: Episode 33: Errands, Folks We’re getting ready to head out on a few errands, but first Benedict wanted us to record a podcast.

2018-09-26: Finished reading: The Enthusiast: How the Best Friend of Francis of Assisi Almost Destroyed What He …

2018-09-26: I’ve been reading a lot about the life of St. Francis. I’m convinced, now more than …

2018-09-25: I went through self-checkout this morning at Walmart to buy three items. It took me so much time to …

2018-09-25: Activity Season A brand new school year, So many things for a boy. Let’s try something new!

2018-09-24: David Wallace was a fantastic character.

2018-09-24: Trip to the Zoo So many creatures, Animals from far off lands. Totally awesome.

2018-09-24: Analysts are reporting that Apple’s cost for storage is $.25/GB on this year’s iPhones, while they …

2018-09-24: QR payments vs NFC payments… they’re not even close. QR is sooooo bad.

2018-09-24: Large red sign on refrigerator in snake exhibit at zoo: “ANTIVENOM INSIDE”

2018-09-23: Intelligence Lost Many young people, Cannot be bothered to think. A loss for us all.

2018-09-23: Thanksgiving preparations have begun.

2018-09-23: The Children We’ve been members of our current parish for over a year now. One of the biggest differences that …

2018-09-22: Hello, Autumn Welcome back, old friend. Your cool presence has been missed. Let’s open windows.

2018-09-22: I wonder why people use AdBlock?

2018-09-22: It’s early on a Saturday morning. Benedict is cheerfully building train tracks upstairs, I have my …

2018-09-21: Currently reading: The Enthusiast: How the Best Friend of Francis of Assisi Almost Destroyed What He …

2018-09-21: Last Day of Summer Goodbye hot summer, Days of 100 plus temps. I prefer the cold.

2018-09-21: A really great tool for finding lighter/darker shades of a color for web design.

2018-09-21: Book Review: When Francis Saved the Church 📚 I love when I approach a book with preconceived notions about the subject matter and end up walking …

2018-09-21: I love ordering new stamps.

2018-09-21: My children call the song Mrs. Hippopotamuses’ by Relient K the “Cat in the Hat song.” I …

2018-09-21: My favorite season is fall and my favorite type of weather is rain. Forecast says I’m in for a very …

2018-09-20: Finished reading: When Saint Francis Saved the Church: How a Converted Medieval Troubadour Created a …

2018-09-20: One Month One month of haiku, A delightful way to share. Shall I continue?

2018-09-20: Oh, Google. You still don’t get it.

2018-09-20: Completing online surveys for restaurants, businesses, and even doctor’s offices can be an …

2018-09-19: The Worst Kind of Day Head is volcano, Migraine ruined my whole day. Sorry I can’t play, kids!

2018-09-19: My family gathers for a week at Thanksgiving each year at a rented beach house in New Jersey. We can …

2018-09-18: Best Year Ever Ready to make change, Why wait for January? I’ll start right here, now.

2018-09-18: My dream home has no doorbell.

2018-09-18: Tim Cook on iPhone pricing: The way most people pay for these…they pay so much per month, so …

2018-09-17: Self Control Public release day, Updates galore: apps, OS. I updated none.

2018-09-17: Four hours after the public release and my resolve to stay on iOS 11 is flagging.

2018-09-16: I’m going to hold off on the iOS 12/macOS Mojave updates. Not any particular reason, just …

2018-09-16: Episode 32: Dinner Plans The weekend is winding down and this children aren’t too interested in podcasting. So I welcome a …

2018-09-16: America Runs On I went to Dunkin’. Just a dozen; confusion. “Are you sure that’s all?”

2018-09-16: A Bit Too Comfortable One of the themes that I’ve been reflecting on in recent weeks is that of comfort. Jesus said many …

2018-09-15: Caffeine Headache Quit coffee Friday. Caffeine headache really hurts. Should be over soon.

2018-09-15: Micro.blog is great in that your blog can be anything that you want it to be. I’m on version 2.0 of …

2018-09-14: Flu Shots Surprise shots for kids, Hoped they wouldn’t be anxious. Betrayed by their dad.

2018-09-14: Book Review: Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan 📚 I first read this book/pastoral letter when it came out back in 2009. I was taking a college class …

2018-09-14: Getting kids up, putting phone away.

2018-09-14: iPhone Excess I watched the Apple Media Event earlier this week with a critical eye. To be sure, we’re at a point …

2018-09-13: Currently reading: When Saint Francis Saved the Church: How a Converted Medieval Troubadour Created …

2018-09-13: A Bad Medical Appointment Went to appointment, Weeks delay, schedule missing. Am not going back.

2018-09-13: Honestly, enough with the mobile websites already.

2018-09-13: Maybe I’ll do a clean install of iOS 11 before hopping over 12. Just strip out a lot of …

2018-09-13: At a doctor appointment in the office suite next to US Rep’s district office. The office is locked …

2018-09-12: Also, Apple, will you please be courageous and add watch band and case colors for men? Black and …

2018-09-12: Finished reading: Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan by US Conference if Catholic Bishops 📚

2018-09-12: Apple Media Event New iPhone excess, Features few will ever use. Please stop the madness.

2018-09-12: 🎾 tagmoji, so hot right now.

2018-09-12: iPhone X S is the worst possible name. Except maybe for Pixel.

2018-09-11: PEOPLE OF THE INTERNET: If we all stop clicking ads, maybe they will go away.

2018-09-11: Patriot Day Clear September day, A nation’s innocence lost, A new world order.

2018-09-11: I love Brie.

2018-09-10: Sonic Just a rainy day. Large iced coffee at Sonic, Maybe not done yet.

2018-09-09: Currently reading: Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan by US Conference of Catholic Bishops 📚

2018-09-09: It’s Good to be Home The weather was cool this morning after several days of rain, the first few hints of Fall that’s at …

2018-09-09: Goodbye, Coffee The creamer is gone, My only reason to drink, Last mug of coffee.

2018-09-09: Book Review: Strangers in a Strange Land 📚 Archbishop Chaput is back with a timely and painfully honest critique of American society and the …

2018-09-08: Finished reading: Strangers in a Strange Land: Living the Catholic Faith in a Post-Christian World …

2018-09-08: The 5% Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but underneath are ravenous wolves. …

2018-09-08: I Love Rain Rainy Saturday, My favorite kind of day. Relaxing and calm.

2018-09-08: I do love an iced coffee on a rainy day.

2018-09-07: An Unnecessary Delivery Phone book on my porch, No delivery needed: I’ve heard of Google.

2018-09-07: I will not lie, cheat, or steal, nor tolerate anyone among me who does.

2018-09-07: Episode 31: Special Visitors & Outer Space Benedict and Felicity had some very important visitors over the Labor Day weekend. They share a few …

2018-09-07: Carter’s “fun cash” is fake news.

2018-09-06: A Renter’s Mistake A small home repair, Went totally wrong. Big mess. Not ready to own.

2018-09-06: Old Navy clothes just don’t last.

2018-09-06: Devices Down, Please When iOS 12 comes out later this month, there will be a new feature that will tell me how long I’ve …

2018-09-06: The first morning back on the walking trail is always the hardest

2018-09-05: See You Next Time, Gramma Gramma is leaving, On a plane back to her house. Thank you for playing!

2018-09-05: Just catching up on the word about Evernote. I’ve been a customer for 7+ years now. Hope I don’t …

2018-09-04: I texted my sister-in-law a haiku at midnight the other day and have no recollection of typing it. I …

2018-09-04: Card Game Rules Games with family, New rules every single round. May I make a few?

2018-09-03: A bit wet out there today.

2018-09-03: Standing on an Airplane Plane parks, people stand. Door isn’t even open. Chill for a bit, folks.

2018-09-03: Airport sunrise for the long journey home.

2018-09-02: Be Doers, Not Hearers There’s a lot to the Christian life. We have a law that’s designed to guide us, to keep us truly …

2018-09-02: Awake Baby Very tired now. Lucy will not let me sleep. Try the snooze button?

2018-09-01: Happy Anniversary Anniversary, Celebrate time past, to come. Thank you, Alison!

2018-08-31: Finally listening to Ólafur Arnalds’ latest release, re:member. He’s my favorite modern classical …

2018-08-31: Pumpkin Spice Season Pumpkin spice everywhere. It’s August and 100. Get a calendar.

2018-08-30: I remember a time when flight attendants were responsible for the safety and comfort of passengers. …

2018-08-30: Recling Airline Seats People who recline, Less room for the one behind. Disable feature!

2018-08-30: There’s something romantic and whimsical about airport terminals.

2018-08-30: What a great start to the day!

2018-08-30: Good morning!

2018-08-30: What would the Internet be like if we didn’t immediately assume the worst in everyone else?

2018-08-29: How does an airline set a 50 minute delay on a 6am flight the night before at 9pm? Crew? …

2018-08-29: Travel Prep Tired before trip. Much to do, so little time. I’ll sleep on the plane.

2018-08-29: Clothes for little girls are so much fun.

2018-08-28: MAS Mac App Store is lame. So few apps, no real value. I’ll buy direct, thanks.

2018-08-28: Episode 30: Busy Afternoon Benedict and Felicity were very excited to record this milestone episode! Benedict brings us up to …

2018-08-28: After listening to the Micro Monday microcast, I’ve updated my bio. I really love the way this whole …

2018-08-28: In these dark times, it’s important to focus on small wins.

2018-08-27: Lawn Mowing Mowing is kinda fun. Great time to hear new podcasts. Lots of hard work, tho.

2018-08-27: Safari bookmarks are so bad at favicons. I hope that improves in Mojave.

2018-08-26: As for My House This weekend’s readings were a non-stop blockbuster of well know biblical passages. Just in time for …

2018-08-26: McCain John is a hero. So much sacrifice for us. Always remember.

2018-08-26: Few apps are as indispensable as Ulysses.

2018-08-25: Nukes Watched movie on nukes It’s a bad situation. I like fresh tacos.

2018-08-24: Slow Day No haiku today. Not really much going on. And yet, here we are.

2018-08-24: It’s moony out here. (Photo doesn’t do justice.)

2018-08-23: Melatonin Time to go to bed. Melatonin kicking in. Can’t finish this hai

2018-08-23: For the first time in my life, I just Shaked and Baked.

2018-08-23: Living in a House I love journaling in Day One. It’s an incredible app that really starts to shine the more that you …

2018-08-22: Goodreads is awesome tool and is a positive impact on my reading this year. I wish more of my …

2018-08-22: LEGO Stepped on a LEGO. First time doing so at home. A new era dawns.

2018-08-22: Currently reading: Strangers in a Strange Land: Living the Catholic Faith in a Post-Christian World …

2018-08-22: Episode 29: On the Water As we finish our vacation recap, I talk to the kids about the fun we had on Lake Michigan. Felicity …

2018-08-22: I love the sound of the Keurig warming up early in the morning.

2018-08-21: Book Review: Retired Inspired 📚 I love reading financial books, so I was excited to finally pull this one off the shelf. I believe I …

2018-08-21: Episode 28: Going to the Dentist Benedict and Felicity had their dental check-ups this morning. They both did a great job! This was …

2018-08-21: Sugar Cookies Tried to bake cookies. Sugar cookies hard to make. Total disaster.

2018-08-21: Finished reading: Retire Inspired: It’s Not an Age, It’s a Financial Number by Chris …

2018-08-21: Baking sugar cookies with the kids.

2018-08-21: It’s so much fun watching Benedict build with LEGOs.

2018-08-20: Evening Haiku The day is now done. Everything is put away. Time to read a book.

2018-08-20: Clouds I love when the clouds do this.

2018-08-20: Morning Haiku Toys, toys, everywhere. A home teeming with toddlers. Time to get to work.

2018-08-19: New friend at the Zoo

2018-08-19: The Choice I can choose way of the just or the way of the wicked. I pray for the wisdom of God to make the …

2018-08-18: Gorgeous day to be outdoors!

2018-08-17: Apparently political campaigns can text you now. It’s quite gouache. I’m going to stop giving out my …

2018-08-17: Using emoji in my Things projects is quite useful.

2018-08-17: Episode 27: Blueberries We just got back from the grocery store where we picked up some Michigan blueberries for our Sunday …

2018-08-16: It’s nice to not be on Twitter. Or Facebook. Or Instagram.

2018-08-16: Cleaning car seats is such a chore.

2018-08-16: Goal for the day: put house back in order

2018-08-15: Be Attentive My personal spiritual philosophy is based around the concept of attunement. I want to be grounded …

2018-08-15: That moment when you look at the recipe for dinner and realize it should’ve got into the slow cooker …

2018-08-14: I was reminded this evening about the importance of our eyes. The most delicate and wonderful organ, …

2018-08-14: Home As I drove the final mile to our house on Sunday, I started to wonder why I was so excited to be …

2018-08-14: Currently reading: Retire Inspired: It’s Not an Age; It’s a Financial Number by Chris …

2018-08-14: Book Review: Parish Priest 📚 This was my second time reading Parish Priest, the story of Fr. Michael McGivney. While his legacy …

2018-08-14: Really enjoying listening to Ben Rector’s catalog. Pleasant songs to unpack to and listening …

2018-08-14: Episode 26: Beach Folks There were lots of folks at the beach for the kids to play with. I talk to Benedict and Felicity …

2018-08-13: Finished reading: Parish Priest: Father Michael McGivney and American Catholicism by Douglas …

2018-08-13: Episode 25: Mea Culpa We’re back from our trip to Lake Michigan! I apologize for forgetting to bring my microphone and …

2018-08-12: Let Them Speak I knew that Mass this evening was going to be a struggle. We arrived home after lunch, and given the …

2018-08-12: Even Elmo is happy to be home in his bed.

2018-08-12: Food Network Star is total garbage. Never again! Manny is king!

2018-08-12: It’s good to be home.

2018-08-11: There’s nothing quite like a road trip on brand new tires.

2018-08-11: What a great find on the road!

2018-08-10: Pure Michigan Our week at Lake Michigan is coming to a close. Even though I used to live here, this is actually …

2018-08-10: Van is on the road again. Just in time!

2018-08-10: Nice day to read on the deck and enjoy the breeze.

2018-08-10: Currently reading: Parish Priest: Father Michael McGivney and American Catholicism by Douglas …

2018-08-10: Great fun on the lake this morning. Slight breeze and calm water.

2018-08-10: Book Review: A Spy Among Friends 📚 Ben Macintyre is quickly becoming one of my favorite writers of the modern era. His style is so …

2018-08-10: I’m so excited for the RapidWeaver 8 launch next week. Lots of good features to look forward to! …

2018-08-09: Finished reading: A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal by Ben Macintyre 📚

2018-08-09: Good night, Lake Michigan.

2018-08-09: On the road today for an expedition and had to turn around due to car trouble. Grateful to be near a …

2018-08-08: Kicking myself for forgetting to pack my microphone for microcasting on the road. I resolve to make …

2018-08-08: Michigan Blueberries We got the kids out the door after breakfast to go and pick some blueberries! They were pretty ripe …

2018-08-08: I’ve never been an Apple News user. Now that it’s coming to the Mac, with all of that cross-platform …

2018-08-07: Private beach, cool water, good times!

2018-08-07: This is America I grew up in an Air Force family. Moving across our country, I’ve had the opportunity to live in or …

2018-08-06: Almond Breeze: Cartons of almond milk are being recalled for containing milk — an allergen not …

2018-08-05: Five Minutes Creating a good habit is a ton of work. Even just the thought of that work is enough to get me to …

2018-08-05: Hello, Lake Michigan!

2018-08-04: 10.5 hours on the road and Elmo’s still smiling!

2018-08-04: Another beautiful day in America!

2018-08-04: Arkansas: the Ohio of middle America!

2018-08-03: Had a slowdown on the way to the doctor’s office this morning. Loose cattle on the roadway.

2018-08-03: It’s Botox day again. Still at a loss at why anyone would use it electively.

2018-08-02: Few chores are as satisfying as washing the family cars.

2018-08-01: You’ve Got Mail is a phenomenal movie.

2018-08-01: Don't Be Outraged Dr. Daniel Siegel, a Harvard Medical School graduate and board certified psychiatrist has sought …

2018-08-01: I have never had a Big Mac.

2018-07-31: A great picture from Alison and I’s trip across America. The kids weren’t with us, so …

2018-07-31: It’s stunning how many varieties of bugs there are. Each plays its own small role in the ecosystem, …

2018-07-31: Alison called me at lunch for a quick chat. We rarely talk on the phone during the day, usually just …

2018-07-31: Never cancel on a forecast.

2018-07-30: I hate that Food Network Star brought Jess back at the very end and then gave her a pilot. She …

2018-07-30: Justice Ginsberg: I’m now 85. My senior colleague Justice John Paul Stevens, he stepped down when …

2018-07-30: The Babylon Bee: In response to an increase in angry mobs combing the platform for old tweets to …

2018-07-30: Currently reading: A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal by Ben Macintyre 📚

2018-07-30: Book Review: Resisting Happiness 📚 This book really came to me at the right point in my life. I had noticed several months ago that …

2018-07-29: I’m grateful for writers who have the courage to assemble their thoughts and ideas together into a …

2018-07-29: Book Review: Keep Your Kids Catholic 📚 It’s been said by many people that I respect that you should never read a book that you’re not …

2018-07-29: Bring What You Have Today’s Gospel tells the familiar story of feeding the five thousand. Jesus calls upon a young boy …

2018-07-28: After a week of reading blitz, I’m back on track to reaching my goal of reading 24 books in …

2018-07-28: Book Review: Confessions of a Mega Church Pastor 📚 I heard Dr. Allen Hunt speak in person at a conference two summers ago at Franciscan University of …

2018-07-28: Finished reading: Resisting Happiness by Matthew Kelly 📚

2018-07-27: Book Review: Dignitas Personae and Donum Vitae 📚 The Church is often painted with the brush of “no.” Indeed, in our culture today, there are plenty …

2018-07-27: Finished reading: Keep Your Kids Catholic: Sharing Your Faith and Making It Stick by Marc …

2018-07-27: Spent some time yesterday updating my site’s footer. Took quite a bit of play, but finally …

2018-07-27: Episode 24: Packing Lists With our trip to the beach around the corner, the kids and I spend a few minutes chatting about what …

2018-07-27: Reading There’s no doubt that reading has an outsized impact on brain development and intellectual growth. …

2018-07-26: Book Review: The Whole-Brain Child 📚 Now that Benedict is nearing his fifth birthday, Alison thought that it would be a good idea for us …

2018-07-26: Finished reading: Confessions of a Mega Church Pastor: How I Discovered the Hidden Treasures of the …

2018-07-26: Road Trips My preferred mode of transportation used to be commercial aviation. I’m a pilot myself, and the joy …

2018-07-25: Finished reading: Instruction on Respect for Human Life by Congregation for the Doctrine of the …

2018-07-25: I started a Books page the other day to track the list of books that I’ve read. I do this …

2018-07-25: Book Review: Building the Kingdom 📚 It’s hard to find a succinct book that covers the history of the Catholic Church. There’s a lot of …

2018-07-25: Finished reading: The Dignity of A Person by The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith 📚

2018-07-25: Checking Out I left Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram a few months ago. My retreat from the digital world to …

2018-07-24: Finished reading: The Whole Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s …

2018-07-24: Happy for @chetcast to be part of the Microcast Club! ChetCast is a microcast starring my three …

2018-07-24: Alison suggested that we read some parenting books to help us as our kids begin to come into their …

2018-07-24: Finished reading: Building the Kingdom: A History of the Catholic Church by Robbie Peñate 📚

2018-07-24: Off to the Zoo Another great adventure at our outstanding zoo. We’re so lucky to have a great variety of species in …

2018-07-24: Book Review: Operation Mincemeat 📚 I first came across the writing of Ben Macintyre when I picked up his book Double Cross: The True …

2018-07-23: Currently reading: Building the Kingdom: A History of the Catholic Church by Robbie Peñate 📚

2018-07-23: Episode 23: Nature Walk The heatwave is coming to an end, but still persists this morning. I took the kids out for a walk to …

2018-07-23: Stay-at-Home Dad In a culture that celebrates being “busy,” it can be hard to quit. I’m now in my third year as a …

2018-07-22: Episode 22: Airplanes and Dinosaurs Happy Sunday, folks! After a bit of a break, we’re back. Just home from Mass, Benedict and Felicity …

2018-07-22: Thinking about my niece this morning. St. Maddux, pray for us!🌹

2018-07-21: Finished reading: Operation Mincement: How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and …

2018-07-20: Nothing feels quite as good as a clean slate.

2018-07-09: Episode 21: Visitors Our very special visitors have just left and we’re working on cleaning our house. We took a quick …

2018-07-05: Episode 20: Sick After our time in San Antonio, we all got sick! Now, weeks later, we’re all feeling better. …

2018-07-03: Reusing baby clothes really only works if you hit the gender and seasons jussssssst right.

2018-06-29: You’ve Got Mail is a fantastic movie. Still great all these years later

2018-06-16: Episode 19: San Antonio We’re visiting San Antonio, Texas and bringing you updates from our trip. The kids are not in a …

2018-06-14: The Alamo We got into town late last night, and thankfully the dark shades in our room kept the kids asleep …

2018-06-14: Good Morning, San Antonio

2018-06-13: Quid est veritas?

2018-06-10: Book Review: The Year of Less 📚 I saw this book just before its publication around the first of the year. I loved the description: a …

2018-06-09: Episode 18: Groovy Joe Ice Cream & Dinosaurs Benedict joins me to read one of his favorite stories.

2018-06-08: Microsoft Flight Simulator may be the single greatest game of all time.

2018-06-06: Episode 17: Brown Bear, Brown Bear In the first installment of what will be a long-running series, Felicity sits down with me to read …

2018-06-06: Wife on Fantastical, “It doesn’t look any different than the Apple calendar app.” lol ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 

2018-06-03: We moved Felicity into a big kid bed two weeks ago. My favorite part of the move is that when she …

2018-06-02: I don’t like the word “bespoke.”

2018-06-01: It's incredible how few sites have "Delete Your Account" options.

2018-05-31: Episode 16: Felicity's Birthday We’re celebrating today, and Benedict asked if we could do a podcast to tell all of the folks about …

2018-05-29: Toughen up, America.

2018-05-28: The purge is complete. Feels so good to let go. We’re down about 70% of the toys that we moved here …

2018-05-27: The great purge of 2018 is well underway. Always feels good to let go of the clutter

2018-05-25: Episode 15: Picnic Lunch We traveled to the hospital to have a picnic lunch in Mommy’s office.

2018-05-24: Enough with these privacy policy emails!

2018-05-24: I put a whole avocado in my blueberry smoothie this morning. Holy cow, this thing is delicious!

2018-05-23: Book Review: On Conscience 📚 This book was given to me as a gift by my parents. I’m developing an interest in bioethics, seeing …

2018-05-23: Episode 14: Robot Costume Benedict updates us on his big craft project for the day, and talks about the animals that he saw at …

2018-05-20: As a Nation, we have not yet solved the curbside to go problem. Restaurants, send your people out to …

2018-05-20: Naps are nice

2018-05-20: Episode 13: Happy Sunday, Folks I sit down at the breakfast table with Benedict and Felicity before getting ready for Mass. Felicity …

2018-05-19: I love the feeling of looking out on a fresh cut lawn at sunset on a Saturday night

2018-05-18: No matter how much dev work I do on a test site, the transition to live is always really, really …

2018-05-16: Episode 12: A Beautiful Afternoon We’ve upgraded! Our new microphone arrived today, so we took a few minutes to try it out. The kids …

2018-05-15: Time for annual enrollment. Trying to sort through all of this. Hard to predict the future, even …

2018-05-14: Social Security With the privacy stuff at Facebook and Twitter's recent clash with 3rd party apps, I'm feeling so …

2018-05-13: I closed my Facebook/Twitter/Instagram accounts 53 days ago. Very little disruption in my life. All …

2018-05-12: Beautiful day in the American Southwest

2018-05-11: I love listening to lawn irrigation systems on my pre-dawn walks. Pleasant sound breaking the …

2018-05-09: Episode 11: Trains Felicity requested that we record a podcast this morning and was enthusiastically joined by …

2018-05-08: Episode 10: Morning Play We’re enjoying a slow start to our day with some playtime. The kids asked to record a podcast, so we …

2018-05-05: Fresh cut grass. Cool breeze, grilling out back. Beautiful evening!

2018-05-05: Saturday morning and the house is awake. Sun streaming in through the kitchen windows, kids in their …

2018-05-04: Episode 9: Three Alison is back to work. We catch up with Benedict to get his review of his trip, try to keep …

2018-05-04: I’m grateful for Walmart Grocery Pickup.

2018-05-03: Picked up a HomePod today. I’m delighted!

2018-04-30: On the road again

2018-04-29: Hanging out with Thomas

2018-04-29: Episode 8: A Day out with Thomas Today is a very special day! We made the trip to the train museum to meet Thomas. We took pictures …

2018-04-28: I do love Spring.

2018-04-28: Episode 7: Casting We’re out a fishing derby this morning! Benedict reports on seeing a dancing cow and shares his best …

2018-04-27: The pictures from Panmunjom are charming, historic, and humanizing. Try not to forget that Kim …

2018-04-26: Episode 6: Bubbles We made it safely to Gramma and Grandpi’s. After some quiet time in the house, I came outside to …

2018-04-26: Nice vacation

2018-04-25: At the Airport Benedict was very excited when our airplane arrived at the gate yesterday. Southwest is a great …

2018-04-24: Saw a motorcyclist driving 80 on the Interstate with no helmet or pads. Not much room for margin, …

2018-04-24: Episode 5: At the Airport Benedict and I made it to the airport! Our flight is delayed, so we found a quiet corner to chat …

2018-04-23: Episode 4: Travel Folks We’re getting all packed for our big trip tomorrow. We took a break from cleaning and packing to …

2018-04-20: Episode 3: Popsicles After a busy morning of cleaning, we headed outside to enjoy a well deserved treat!

2018-04-20: Book Review: Rainbow Six 📚 This was my first Tom Clancy book. I had played the computer game when it first came out, so I was …

2018-04-20: Episode 2: Sandbox It’s a beautiful morning and the children and I decided to go outside and play in our sandbox. …

2018-04-19: Version 29.0 I’m excited to celebrate my birthday by releasing ChetCast, a microcast about my life as a …

2018-04-19: Episode 1: Welcome to ChetCast I started my first podcast back in 2007 as a single college student. I’m excited to be podcasting …

2018-04-18: Releasing the first episode of my new microcast tomorrow. My Benedict is a guest, but he calls it a …

2018-04-18: Six months into using single stream recycling in our household, and we’re diverting about 50% of our …

2018-04-17: Thomas Merton on Conversion After a conversion experience, one is tempted to set aside, downplay, or reject one’s past. In …

2018-04-16: The tiny one fell asleep in my arms. These are the days.

2018-04-14: Marfa I was really excited to see Maton release a new theme on Micro.blog last night. I was even more …

2018-04-13: Several times a week, I turn to my wife, dumbfounded at the words that have come out of my …

2018-04-10: Another beautiful day in this great Nation!

2018-04-08: Time for the semi-annual deep cleaning and waxing of the cars. I love this day, and how smooth the …

2018-04-08: My bad boy approach to hijacking my own footer is costing me a lot of time in troubleshooting.

2018-04-06: Unified Design in Currency When I look at the current specimens of our national currency, I’m disappointed. The United States …

2018-04-05: How did I go so long without using emoji in Things? It gives such clarity to my projects!

2018-04-04: Fresh starts in YNAB are excellent. Very well thought-out feature.

2018-04-02: My backyard is lovely

2018-04-02: The greatest temptation in design is to add too much. Add just enough, and not a single object more.

2018-03-29: Honestly, what the hell is the Toyota design team thinking?

2018-03-25: First Mass with three kids. Two sets of grandparents helped. No backup on Thursday, though!

2018-03-24: St. Lucy, pray for us!

2018-03-22: No, sorry, I'm not on Facebook.

2018-03-19: Happy to be celebrating the 5th anniversary of the Catholic Husband blog!

2018-03-17: I regret that my hearing is so good that I can hear extremely high pitched noises.

2018-03-14: Nothing quite turns your day around like 45 minutes at the gym

2018-03-13: I still think it’s weird that I need an appointment at my barber shop.

2018-03-08: Just saw a Cadillac delivering Dominos. Tough times.

2018-03-07: Last day before it changes all over again.

2018-03-04: Panera stops serving breakfast at 11am on Sundays. You know that ain’t right!

2018-03-03: While washing the wheels of our car, my 4yo offered to give me a “car wash.” I turned around to find …

2018-02-23: Watching my Apple TV with my AirPods after the kids are in bed just might be the single greatest …

2018-02-23: I can think of very few scenarios where a blank page with “Coming Soon!” is the appropriate design …

2018-02-23: When it comes to cheddar, the sharper, the better!

2018-02-22: Ethan Hunt is a poor man’s James Bond.

2018-02-20: Well, it's February 20th. Suppose it's time to turn on the A/C.

2018-02-16: Taxes were pretty fun this year. Not nearly as fun as they'll be next year, though!

2018-02-15: I wish that more iOS devs would include alternate icons. An awesome, but underrated and …

2018-02-13: Felicity’s favorite thing to say to me, “What doing, Daddy?”

2018-02-11: Go Team USA! 🥇

2018-02-10: It’s February 10th. If you’re still going to the gym, good for you! 🥇

2018-02-08: The average Facebook comment thread: Comment 1: You’re an idiot! Comment 2: You’re a …

2018-02-07: Great minds think alike, except in the Patent Office

2018-02-05: I just watched the Super Bowl halftime show. The only good thing about it was that Pepsi spent their …

2018-01-30: Botox injections, like all medically necessary injections, are terrible.

2018-01-29: I believe that the time is right for Catholic parishes everywhere to come together and finally agree …

2018-01-28: If you don’t pull over for emergency vehicles, you’re just a jerk.

2018-01-27: Book Review: Messy & Foolish 📚 This was a short little book, expounding on the early message of the pontificate of Francis. I …

2018-01-26: Book Review: The Total Money Makeover 📚 I’ve been a listener of Dave’s radio program for seven years now. I was first introduced to him and …

2018-01-20: Book Review: The Pope Who Quit 📚 Before the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, there had only been one man in the history of the …

2018-01-19: Forecast in the mid-60s for the next 7 days. I guess I survived winter.

2018-01-14: Eight years ago, I sent a late-night random email with virtual flowers as a joke to the woman who …

2018-01-13: After almost a year of procrastination, I’m finally wrangling my Evernote library

2018-01-09: When autocorrect keeps changing “tall” to “y’all,” you’ve assimilated.

2018-01-02: In memoriam fidelium defunctorum Maddux Rose May her soul, and the souls of all of the faithful …

2018-01-01: Book Review: You Need A Budget 📚 I’ve been using You Need A Budget (YNAB) exclusively for several years. They’re a quirky company …

2017-12-31: Mission Accomplished My biggest goal for 2017 didn’t start out that way at all. It started with a few days in a row of …

2017-12-31: Sunday morning before the kids wake up

2017-12-24: If it’s not Prime, what is it doing on Amazon?

2017-12-23: Wife reaches into MY stocking and pulls out a piece of candy for herself. You know that ain’t right!

2017-12-22: A Year with Apple Watch Last December, I was a mess. My migraines were worsening, almost becoming a constant cycle of …

2017-12-22: BREAKING: Son terrifyingly adds "spider" to list for Santa without further explanation.

2017-12-21: First Day of Winter! Aaaaaand it’s 74 degrees

2017-12-19: Maddux Rose My niece, Maddux Rose, was born on December 9th. Maddux is my brother and sister-in-law’s third …

2017-12-09: There’s something really special about the light of a Christmas tree

2017-11-26: It’s nice to be home.

2017-11-24: Good night, New Jersey

2017-11-23: I love this town at night

2017-11-21: Sandy Shores

2017-11-20: Beautiful night

2017-11-20: Beach.

2017-11-16: Colorado is spectacular.

2017-11-16: Stainless steel is a lie.

2017-11-15: Giraffe

2017-11-07: The Magic School Bus Rides Again is a crime against humanity

2017-11-06: Gosh, remember when the internet used to be fun?

2017-10-29: I love Fall

2017-10-17: Y’all, someone needs to get their act together and figure out how to standardize children’s clothes …

2017-10-16: Every time Alison tells me to rework a project, the second version is considerably better than the …

2017-10-14: Remember when Chipotle used to be fun?

2017-10-04: I don’t buy apps like I used to. Rare to find quality apps these days.

2017-10-02: Blame Why are we so obsessed with blame? It seems to be our culture’s default response to any given …

2017-09-28: Contentment is a beautiful thing.

2017-09-27: Now, more than ever, I’m convinced that Apple Engineers created Safari reader mode for the Vatican …

2017-09-25: Relativism. lol

2017-09-21: I’m not one to praise Walmart, but man, Walmart Grocery is keeping it 💯

2017-09-21: There are few things as satisfying as sitting in the dark, coffee in hand, praying and watching the …

2017-09-15: The new coffee at McDonalds is not bad.

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