A Surprising Year

I was about to write a blog post about how 2017 was one of the least dramatic years, but then skimmed through my past 12 months of blog posts and realized just how much did happen. We didn’t move, or have another baby. However, these are some of the highlights: Ada started school! I learned […]

Taking Daily Notes

One of the productivity hacks I tried this year was to keep a physical notebook with daily handwritten todo items following the Bullet Journal idea. It became part of my morning routine to try and think of 3-4 things I wanted to get done each day.  I’d refer back to my monthly goals every few […]

My Crypto Token

This weekend I was in Montreal for the PyCon Canada conference. The first time I’ve been able to attend event though it’s something I’ve debated going to almost every year for the last decade. However, the weekend was cut short to work on something more interesting. I used some of my time this weekend to […]

Cracked Tooth

Last weekend I chomped down on a jaw breaker from my Halloween candy stash and afterwards something just wasn’t quite right.  It felt like some of the candy had gotten stuck in my teeth.  I used a toothpick to try to work it free but instead of candy, what came out was a corner of […]

Overpriced Canadian Housing

There’s no doubt that the Canadian housing market is chronically over-valued. It has become an even bigger problem over the last few years as the prices of houses have pushed out new home buyers from owning and forced people to leave the cities to find cheaper housing elsewhere. There is a widespread belief that one […]

5 Day Fasts

Last week I completed one of my quarterly 5 Day Fasts.  No food, just water and tea for 5 days.  This time around it went surprisingly easy. The only noticeable discomfort was having a mild headache on day 2 as I transitioned to ketosis. From that point to the end of day 5 I didn’t […]

Alexa vs. Google

I got in on the pre-orders for the newly announced Google Home Minis After playing around with the Amazon Alexa for the last few months I wanted to see what the differences would be. It’s clear after just a couple of days with the Google Home in the house that it is MUCH better. Google […]

New Car

It took nearly 4 months from the time we made a down payment at the Kia dealership until taking possession of our new Kia Niro.  It didn’t seem like it was that exotic of a car that it takes 1/3rd of a year to deliver one.  But now we have what is probably the only […]

Not Infallible

I’ve been reading the Walter Isaacson biography of Benjamin Franklin which is quite insightful both in terms of the genius of the man himself, and the historical perspective. One trait he had which I think I also share is a healthy appreciation of my own and everyone else’s fallibilities. In my world view the human body […]