Month: December 2015

Yearly Focus

2015: Goal, Theme & Challenge – Review

At the beginning of 2015 I wrote about my goal, theme and challenge for the year. I’ve posted a few updates throughout the year but want to take some time now to do a final review. 2015 Goal: Read 26 Books Self Grade: 5/10 My goal was to read 26 books – I finished at 12. This was just a miserable failure. I was certainly busy but I know for a fact that with time I spent playing through a few video games and watching a number of movies, I could have accomplished this with only consumption time. To be fair, I believe this is the most books I’ve ever read in a year. Last year I read 17 but 6 were audiobooks. I had also strived to read more fiction, which 8 of the 12 were. The complete list includes: The Omnivore’s Dilemma Death on the Nile No Country for

Product Reviews

Product Review: Love is Bold Silicone Wedding Band

Todays post is a product review. I provide unbiased product reviews in exchange for discounted products with the goal of helping people find good products and manufacturers improve what they create. — Love is Bold Silicone Wedding Band I am pretty a pretty active individual (surfing, bike commuting, Ironman, backpacking & such) and ever since I got married, wearing a ring has been troublesome for me. I take it off for most activities for a number of reasons: I found the weight and firmness annoying it would place my fingers weird or cut off circulation during activities where my hands were holding something like bike handlebars or hiking poles I sometimes get swollen fingers while running while working with wood or fixing surfboards my ring has nicked a piece and damaged it before during swimming and surfing where I’m in cold water, my finger shrink and I worry the ring will slide off

Yearly Focus

Living Slower: Selecting Activities Intentionally

As I’ve spent this year thinking about living slower, one recurring theme is the selection of activities that I spend my time on. I wrote some previously about how I wanted to spend more of my life towards the extremes of either being productive or resting. The question then arises, which activities best optimize for each of those. As I start to think about how to select tasks, the first thing that stands out to me is that there are many types of activities to account for. There isn’t one single ‘productive’. For each of the different aspects of myself there are ways to be productive. Exercising is productive to the body just as conversation is productive to the relationship. But how many different aspects are there? The Aspects of A Person For about a decade I’ve been tracking how I spend my time in one week samples. Over this period I’ve