November 2023 Check-In

I can’t believe Thanksgiving has come and gone and that we’re already into December. November was a good month, after a 2 week vacation I had to come back to the real world and back to work, but I still had some good breaks during the month.


On each one of my reading logs, I add a YouTube video for “A Song to Leave You With”. It uses a React component to render the embedded YouTube video. Thanks to Dave Rupert, I’ve been able to improve it.

Default Apps

I’ve seen several people posting the default apps they use for various tasks so I figured I’d join in.

The Media and Protecting Democracy

I was listening to a Make Me Smart podcast episode on my walk earlier this week and they were talking about some of the threats currently facing America, not from without, but from within. And something Kai Ryssdal said really struck home to me.

October 2023 Check-In

October was a good month. I spent the latter half of it in Aruba and had a great time. But outside Aruba, the month was mostly quiet.

I Need More Time in the Day

I really need more time in the day. I have so many things I want to do. I want to write more, I want to finish a side project, practice guitar, and more. But after work and cooking dinner, the hours in the day aren’t quite there.


My wife and I recently returned from a 12 day, 11 night stay in Aruba for our 10 year anniversary. We decided to splurge a bit since it’s such a special occasion and it was worth it.

The Stress of the Playoffs

I'm sitting here watching Game 2 of the NLDS between my Philadelphia Phillies versus the Atlanta Braves with the Phillies up 1 game to 0 and am still so anxious.