Better Living Through Tracking My Entire Life in a Spreadsheet – Part Two

2016 is over. Let’s all rejoice. Only Chance the Rapper had a truly fantastic year. While I think New Year Resolutions rarely work, what can work is using 2016 data to inform the future. Now, onto the data… What worked? Thanks to spreadsheet tracking, I successfully completed a novel draft this year. It’s around 270Continue reading “Better Living Through Tracking My Entire Life in a Spreadsheet – Part Two”

Better Living Through Tracking My Entire Life in a Spreadsheet – Part One

“You can’t get clean by continuing to wallow in the mud.” I may have coined this phrase…or I may have purloined it from another writer – potentially Orwell or E.B. White. I’m not certain. A quick Google search didn’t result in any clear signs of theft, so perhaps only porcine associations I have with eachContinue reading “Better Living Through Tracking My Entire Life in a Spreadsheet – Part One”

Crossing the Street in Vietnam

Earlier this year, on my first trip to Southeast Asia, I traveled with a good friend from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi with stops at Nha Trang, Hoi An, and Hue. How to cross the street was one thing I learned along the way. Motorbikes are ubiquitous in Vietnam. We saw rivers of motorbikesContinue reading “Crossing the Street in Vietnam”

Turn and Face the Strange

This post has been difficult to write. I’ve been thinking about it for a while and have scrapped at least three drafts. I’ve known I want to write about change, but I’ve sidelined the post because I wasn’t sure what specifically about change that I wanted to say. Months have passed since I first madeContinue reading “Turn and Face the Strange”