Great Spotify playlist to relax and unwind with

I really like this Relax & Unwind playlist on Spotify. Aside for it’s obvious purpose, I like it as a general purpose/background music/atmosphere playlist: unsplash-logoFeatured image by Clem Onojeghuo

Some perspective on Facebook to for the maddening crowds

It’s almost fashionable to bash Facebook at the moment. To a large degree, the criticism is well deserved. At the same time, we should maintain some perspective on the reports, and resist the urge to be carried away by the maddening crowds. I read Jeff Jarvis’ post titled “Facebook. Sigh.” recently. He makes an argument […]

A desperate plea to MS Office lovers everywhere

Dear MS Office lover Although I don’t see the appeal*, I understand that you love using Microsoft Office for your daily tasks. It seems like pretty good software, and if it helps you become more efficient, then that’s terrific. Anyhoo, I’ve noticed that many of you have a tendency to do some interesting things with […]

Pride and self-congratulation before the Idiot Tax (we’ll laugh about this later)

Last week, while my family was in Eilat for a long weekend vacation, I made my way to a shopping complex just outside my city. I was there to do some research for our daughter’s birthday party (check!), look for running shoes (nope!), and one or two other errands. While I was there, I thought […]

Feedback that inspires me to be a better blogger

I enjoy blogging because I enjoy sharing things that interest me. My blog has a pretty modest following, and I like receiving feedback on posts that resonate with readers. This evening, I opened Twitter for some reason, and noticed this wonderful tweet from Jamie Rubin, a writer, blogger, and stimulus for my Field Notes obsession: […]

Thoughts about being off Facebook

I just read Cheri Baker’s post titled “Eight months without Facebook” that touches on my unformed thoughts about being on Facebook. When I spent a lot of time on sites like FB and Insta, I developed the habit of stereotyping people based on what they shared. I’d unconsciously tell myself that so-and-so is all about […]

Tim Cook interview: why he publicly announced that he’s gay

I just watched this interview with Tim Cook about why he made the decision to publicly announce that he’s gay. It’s well worth watching!

Earth’s 5 continents

My daughter informed me that, according to her teacher, there are 5 continents: The Americas (because North and South America are connected) Africa Australia Europe Asia (no comment on how connected Europe and Asia are) Antarctica is apparently just a really big block of ice … The world really has changed since I was at […]

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