2018-12-10: Ordered new routers today. Replacing Google WiFi very soon. 🎉...

2018-12-10: Book Review: Command and Control 📚 As I mentioned in my previous review, my first encounter...

2018-12-09: iMessage image search is terrible.

2018-12-09: Kids Clothes Shopping Sizes always change, Trying to fit in...

2018-12-09: Finished reading: Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident,...

2018-12-08: Dogs Running Together What day is today? Sunday? Friday? Saturday?...

2018-12-08: I went to the Apple Store to look at the...

2018-12-07: Math is Hard Start next year tax work, Trouble somewhere...

2018-12-07: Did anyone bother to watch House of Cards season 6?...

2018-12-07: Walmart is doing an excellent job earning my business. The...

2018-12-07: Google's Great Quibble We use data to make Google products like Search and...

2018-12-06: Call of Duty 2 Surprised that it works, on Mojave....

2018-12-06: Microsoft Edge coming to Mac next year: We also expect...

2018-12-06: I wrote this back in March as I deleted my...

2018-12-06: I don’t go on BuzzFeed often, but when I do,...

2018-12-06: Emoji + Things App = 👨🏻‍💻

2018-12-06: Episode 44: St. Nicholas & Batman The kids found some treats in their shoes this morning...

2018-12-06: Happy Feast of St. Nicholas!

2018-12-05: Up Late Should have been in bed, Instead, up much...

2018-12-05: I hate when big box hardware stores close entire aisles...

2018-12-05: Got all of the leaves mulched before the heavy rains....

2018-12-05: One of the things that I miss about Twitter/Instagram are...

2018-12-05: Merry muggin’

2018-12-05: Owning My Content Manton likes to talk about how owning your domain means...

2018-12-04: RapidWeaver Heartbreak An elusive bug, Breaks my version 8 workflow....

2018-12-04: Episode 43: Christmas Tree Benedict and Felicity had much to say as I struggled...

2018-12-04: Hulu/AT&T plans for ads in 2019: Streaming TV services offered...

2018-12-03: Fall Yard Work Mower back from shop, Mulching leaves with...

2018-12-03: I did three different 2018 tax calculators (Turbotax, eFile, H&R...

2018-12-03: It’s that wonderful time of year again when the soft...

2018-12-02: Sunday Catch Up Yesterday was tree, Way behind on to...

2018-12-02: Sky clear.

2018-12-01: Christmas Cards Today is the First. Christmas cards put in...

2018-12-01: To the scientists who gave us contact lenses: I salute...

2018-12-01: My spot in line to move domain registrations to Cloudflare...

2018-12-01: Hello, December! 🎄

2018-11-30: 2018 Draws to a Close End of the month tasks,...

2018-11-30: “Free shipping” that delivers in 7-10 business days is just...

2018-11-30: Lots of stuff in the pantry and refrigerator. Going to...

2018-11-30: I love the last day of the month and all...

2018-11-29: Complaint Machine Complaints here today, Nothing in particular, Just a...

2018-11-29: There’s nothing smart about FedEx SmartPost.

2018-11-29: Parental controls on iOS12 are way too complicated to set...

2018-11-28: Apple Watch Setup Crazy slow process, Hard to back up,...

2018-11-28: The Apple Watch has the worst onboarding experience of any...

2018-11-28: How bad is Siri? She can’t figure out that when...

2018-11-28: The way that the free market punishes companies for misbehavior...

2018-11-27: Hacking Web Fonts Leaving Google fonts, Created my own font...

2018-11-27: The Google Alternatives At every turn, I find another Google product or service...

2018-11-27: I used to pass Lordstown all the time driving the...

2018-11-27: How does Pixelmator still not have type on a curve?...

2018-11-27: I finally took some time to set up shortcuts and...

2018-11-26: Biceps Tendonitis Hurt from all my play, Limited range of...

2018-11-26: It’s been a month since Pope Francis accepted Cardinal Wuerl’s...

2018-11-26: Episode 42: BenedictBot 3000 Benedict has a robot that he would like for you...

2018-11-26: Do I have to say a blessing before eating leftovers?...

2018-11-26: UPS is absolutely slammed right now. Lots of packages delayed...

2018-11-26: Google’s privacy quibble: We do not sell your personal information...

2018-11-26: Every year I think that our taxes are going to...

2018-11-25: Fresh Balsam Candle Burning Into the attic, Pulling out Christmas...

2018-11-25: Many thanks to the folks in retail distribution for their...

2018-11-25: Enjoying my coffee this morning and reminiscing about our time...

2018-11-24: Clean Kitchen, Again Thanksgiving wrecked it, Several full loads of...

2018-11-24: Perfect way to end a great day.

2018-11-24: Gorgeous Saturday to enjoy the great outdoors

2018-11-24: The thing about games like Reigns is that while it...

2018-11-23: Full Moon Pure white brilliant glow, Casts mystical soft blue...

2018-11-23: Beautiful evening for a walk in the neighborhood under the...

2018-11-23: This iPad Pro abuse video was one of the most...

2018-11-23: It’s in the mid-50s and this lady is walking her...

2018-11-23: Accepted Apple’s Give Back offer four days ago. They process...

2018-11-23: Not ashamed to admit that Christmas music is now playing...

2018-11-23: Made some more CSS changes to my hosted blog. I...

2018-11-23: This is a good time of year to have the...

2018-11-22: Thankful Thankful for my wife, my kids, and my life....

2018-11-22: Wasn’t pardoned.

2018-11-22: Walmart Grocery is automatically refunding me for all of the...

2018-11-22: Watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade reminds me why I...

2018-11-22: Episode 41: Thanksgiving It’s a slow start on Thanksgiving morning. I catch up...

2018-11-22: A Grateful Nation I love that the United States has a national holiday...

2018-11-21: Dad the Builder I’m not that handy. I did cut...

2018-11-21: Geeze, when will these government workers get the message that...

2018-11-21: Made some closet shelves today. Not bad.

2018-11-20: Brisk Zoo Adventure Brisk late Fall morning, Animals were out...

2018-11-20: Gorgeous Fall day at the zoo

2018-11-20: Apple 2FA is really weird. Why on earth would it...

2018-11-20: Episode 40: Inventions I catch up with Benedict in the play room before...

2018-11-19: Dead Microwave Loud noise, burning smell, Microwave quits on bad...

2018-11-19: The iPad Pro should be my next computer? Ha, okay....

2018-11-19: Apple Give Back: very slow process, zero communication, and final...

2018-11-19: Changing my iCloud password today. Send some thoughts my way....

2018-11-18: Poetic Justice Tailgater behind, Passed in a big hurry. Then,...

2018-11-17: Fall Cleanup Hedges trimmed, leaves swept, Cars washed, sticks picked...

2018-11-17: Out grilling for an early dinner so that I don’t...

2018-11-17: It’s a beautiful Saturday, so I got outside with my...

2018-11-16: Seasonal Allergies I’ve never had them, Before last year. Allergies,...

2018-11-16: Apple’s Give Back program is ridiculously slow.

2018-11-16: Deleting Google This is a time of great upheaval in American technological...

2018-11-15: Greg Ip for The Wall Street Journal, The Unintended Consequences...

2018-11-15: Technology Changes Changes to home tech, Take quite a bit...

2018-11-15: Medal of Honor: Allied Assault was a great game.

2018-11-15: Realizing how deep my relationship with Google goes. Waze, YouTube,...

2018-11-15: Hierarchy of domestic shipping: UPS FedEx Express United States Postal...

2018-11-14: Karate Joy So much fun to watch, Five year old...

2018-11-14: I love when the sunset paints the upper branches with...

2018-11-14: I wish that Apple had a really good iOS/macOS way...

2018-11-14: Currently reading: Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident,...

2018-11-13: Road Construction Crews outside my house, Tearing up the neighborhood....

2018-11-13: Book Review: American Kingpin 📚 American Kingpin is the true story of the infamous Silk...

2018-11-13: Oh, Amazon. DC and NYC for HQ2? How original! How...

2018-11-12: iMac Upgrade Woes Hard drive not replaced, Tech said not...

2018-11-12: Finished reading: American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal...

2018-11-12: Episode 39: Monday Morning Breakfast Benedict requested a podcast this morning, so we sat down...

2018-11-11: I’m so disappointed in this season of Last Man Standing....

2018-11-11: Ready to Go Busy week ahead, House is neat and...

2018-11-11: Date night.

2018-11-11: I’m so close to app and preferences parity between my...

2018-11-11: It’s cold, overcast, and quiet outside. It feels like snow....

2018-11-11: Special thanks to all of our American warriors who have...

2018-11-11: I love a soft, fresh doughnut from Dunkin’.

2018-11-10: Twenty Nine Degrees Woke up to go walk, CARROT said...

2018-11-10: Made some new friends today.

2018-11-09: This is still a delight.

2018-11-09: French president Emanuel Macron in comments leading up to the...

2018-11-09: A Messy House Thirty minutes flat, Is all that it...

2018-11-09: I need to upgrade my iMac internal hard drive, but...

2018-11-09: Mixed content is my worst nightmare.

2018-11-09: I’m starting to get my Botox super powers back.

2018-11-09: I could eat the same thing for each meal for...

2018-11-09: Say what you will about Tom Cruise, he is very...

2018-11-08: Botox Botox sure sounds great. Except for the thirty shots,...

2018-11-08: I think that explicit lyrics are a net negative to...

2018-11-08: George knows how to play. So relaxing on a rainy...

2018-11-08: It’s been over a month since I’ve worn my Fitbit....

2018-11-08: It’s a bit wet out there.

2018-11-08: I woke up with a sense of dread. Oh, yeah,...

2018-11-08: Episode 38: Birthday LEGOs I catch up with Benedict early this morning to chat...

2018-11-07: Midterm Elections The most important Election is over now. 2020...

2018-11-07: I love a good grapefruit.

2018-11-07: We now return to our regularly scheduled broadcast.

2018-11-06: Sunset 530 sunset, It must be a grave error. Who...

2018-11-06: I love watching election results.

2018-11-06: I miss Timetable.

2018-11-06: I’ve decided to migrate my business away from Alphabet/Google. Already...

2018-11-06: Episode 37: Halloween and the Lizard Felicity joins me on the mic to talk about her...

2018-11-05: Cleaning Day Hack Never clean bathrooms, On laundry day. Too...

2018-11-05: I’m so looking forward to Wednesday morning. No more talk...

2018-11-05: Oh wow! I just got a text message. Did you...

2018-11-05: I’ve become that maniac that listens to Christmas music right...

2018-11-04: App devs: please write better release notes.

2018-11-04: Daylight Savings Time What a stupid joke, Changing my clocks...

2018-11-04: No, sun, please don’t go away! It’s too early!

2018-11-04: Netflix should have done the right thing and cancelled House...

2018-11-04: Good Morning!

2018-11-03: Currently reading: American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal...

2018-11-03: Thirty Eight To Dos Been a bit behind, Thirty eight...

2018-11-03: When are we going to turn off Internet comments?

2018-11-02: Annual Physical Had my physical, A mostly pleasant affair. See...

2018-11-02: Just participated in a national poll. I’m a bit surprised...

2018-11-01: Jazz Revival Listening to Jazz, Saw Kenny G in concert,...

2018-11-01: What’s up, Kenny G?

2018-10-31: Rainy Halloween Not the best weather, A rainy Halloween day....

2018-10-31: At least this Halloween evening actually feels like October.

2018-10-31: Halloween is going to be a bust with all of...

2018-10-31: CAPS LOCK IS CRUISE CONTROL FOR COOL.

2018-10-30: Dusting Got out the duster, Really has been way too...

2018-10-30: No iPad Pro in my near future. Maybe in the...

2018-10-29: End of Treatment Twelve weeks between shots, Botox wears off...

2018-10-29: The Babylon Bee: ‘I signed up to occupy Afghanistan, not...

2018-10-28: Family Fun Day A beautiful day, For family fun in...

2018-10-28: Visited this old neighborhood treehouse on a Fall afternoon. That...

2018-10-28: Book Review: Getting Things Done 📚 This is a book that needs no introduction. It was...

2018-10-28: Michael C. Bender for The Wall Street Journal: In Indiana...

2018-10-27: Finished reading: Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity...

2018-10-27: Bike Benedict’s new bike, Training in the parking lot. He...

2018-10-27: So incredibly proud of my little boy! He rode on...

2018-10-27: 55 degrees is my ideal temperature.

2018-10-26: Credit Bureaus They take my data, Without my consent. Quite...

2018-10-26: I sent three identical requests to the three credit bureaus...

2018-10-26: It’s remarkable just how much light the moon can cast...

2018-10-25: A Huge Milestone Sixty-four percent, Of pay to our student...

2018-10-25: I love currency.

2018-10-25: My kids fight over vitamins and Zyrtec.

2018-10-24: Big Day A cold, rainy day. A new bike, karate...

2018-10-24: Cold, rainy October days are the best.

2018-10-23: iCloud Outage iCloud out is strange, So many things left...

2018-10-23: The new UPS Follow My Delivery feature is nice, but...

2018-10-23: Apple’s one year warranty for accessories is actually pretty good....

2018-10-22: Home Construction A leaking shower, Door twice replaced since last...

2018-10-22: Mac App Store games do a terrible job updating to...

2018-10-22: Can we all agree that unsolicited text messages from political...

2018-10-21: Having trouble making it through Getting Things Done. Keep stopping...

2018-10-21: Blue Skies Ahead After all the rain, A clear, blue...

2018-10-21: I will never get over my love for a deep...

2018-10-21: I am the danger.

2018-10-21: Happy Sunday!

2018-10-21: Just had an entire conversation with my 4 year old....

2018-10-20: Ride at Sunset A cool, Fall evening, Riding my bike...

2018-10-20: Nice night to ride.

2018-10-19: Life without my Fitbit is way better than I could’ve...

2018-10-19: Chick-fil-a At Dinner Drive thru, full of cars, Wrapped around...

2018-10-19: Accepting Cardinal Weurl’s resignation and then appointing him apostolic administrator,...

2018-10-19: Rainy morning commute

2018-10-19: Episode 36: Science Museum We’re starting our day, getting ready to go to the...

2018-10-19: Children’s activity venues should open at 9am, at the latest!...

2018-10-18: School Tour Went on a tour, Checking out school for...

2018-10-18: Why has Pixelmator still not learned how to type on...

2018-10-17: The amount of typos in news articles published online by...

2018-10-17: Men at Work Repairmen are here, Fixing a leaky shower....

2018-10-17: Writing down a record of my life each day with...

2018-10-16: Nest Heat Cool A great mode on Nest, Perfect for...

2018-10-16: Have my leeks cooking in a base of pasture butter....

2018-10-16: I think I’m going to do NaNoWriMo. It’s been four...

2018-10-16: Currently reading: Grant Us Peace by Chet Collins 📚

2018-10-16: I’m thankful for a two car garage on a very...

2018-10-16: It’s pretty unprofessional for a news website to not have...

2018-10-15: Relaxing on the couch, reading a good book, while enjoying...

2018-10-15: Done By Lunch Got started early, First load of laundry...

2018-10-15: Driving is a joy and a pleasure, a skill to...

2018-10-15: Currently reading: Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity...

2018-10-15: Microcasting is one of the best parts of Micro.blog.

2018-10-15: Episode 35: Hello, Fall! A very chatty Benedict brings special guest Baby Black Nose...

2018-10-15: Book Review: The Spy and the Traitor 📚 Earlier this year, I read A Spy Among Friends, the...

2018-10-14: Give Me Wisdom The Book of Wisdom was written in a confusing time...

2018-10-14: LEGO Kit His first LEGO kit, “My dream came true,”...

2018-10-14: Autocorrect gets more wrong than right.

2018-10-14: Finished reading: The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage...

2018-10-14: About to build Benedict’s first LEGO set with him. He’s...

2018-10-13: I’m not okay with the new Mandy. She’s trying way...

2018-10-13: Having the Home app on macOS is so nice.

2018-10-13: Hand Wax Hand wax twice a year, To keep your...

2018-10-13: What crime against humanity was not committed under the banner...

2018-10-12: Too Sleepy Too hard to stay up, Spent most the...

2018-10-12: The essential ingredient to the formation of a human person...

2018-10-11: Baby Crawls A sudden lurch fore, Mechanical-like movements. Never be...

2018-10-11: I bought Nicomachean Ethics on Apple Books today. That great...

2018-10-10: I’m very concerned about the Google+ data breach now that...

2018-10-10: Building A Tent Built a lovely tent, For the boy...

2018-10-10: Nice park.

2018-10-10: Hello, my favorite pair of jeans.

2018-10-09: Rainy Walk I went for a walk, Leisurely stroll in...

2018-10-09: I love rainy days.

2018-10-08: Grocery Pickup I order online, I pull up, out comes...

2018-10-08: Google on Google+: The consumer version of Google+ currently has...

2018-10-08: Few things are as satisfying as pressing “Publish” in RapidWeaver....

2018-10-07: America A tremendous gift, Life in this free Republic, The...

2018-10-07: Christ, Everywhere Last week we celebrated the Feast of St. Francis, and...

2018-10-07: I find iOS 12’s Screen Time to be completely useless....

2018-10-07: For a society that claims to deny the existence of...

2018-10-06: Grill Time Get excited, kids! Dad is outside at the...

2018-10-06: Washed, waxed, and ready for winter.

2018-10-06: In the early morning hours, I contemplate the depths of...

2018-10-05: A Day Concluded The day is now done, Mostly spent...

2018-10-05: I refuse to buy International Delight Coffee Creamer until they...

2018-10-04: Went to a local brewery with Alison for date night....

2018-10-04: Breakthrough: I’ve discovered how to not display dates on blog...

2018-10-04: Day One An entry per day, A printed record of...

2018-10-04: Fitbit Last night, I took off my Fitbit. I’m not planning...

2018-10-04: Walmart is killing Amazon on pricing.

2018-10-04: I just played around with Shortcuts, and it’s as disappointing...

2018-10-03: Currently reading: The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage...

2018-10-03: Karate First activity, Martial arts with other boys. He played...

2018-10-03: Book Review: Hiroshima 📚 I first read this book as a sophomore in high...

2018-10-03: Day One Journal I’ve written about my activities and included a photo in...

2018-10-03: Dental cleanings are usually uncomfortable. Although there was a lot...

2018-10-02: Finished reading: Hiroshima by John Hersey 📚

2018-10-02: A Sick Toddler All is well at lunch, Then comes...

2018-10-02: Alexis de Tocqueville: (The United States) is the product… of...

2018-10-02: Episode 34: Solar System The kids demanded a podcast, and then refused to participate....

2018-10-01: Hiroshima Reading book again, Story of Hiroshima. Unbelievable.

2018-10-01: Currently reading: Hiroshima by John Hersey 📚

2018-10-01: Postal Service Problems I’m fascinated by logistics. More specifically, with the operations of...

2018-09-30: Book Review: The Screwtape Letters 📚 What can I say about my 24th book of the...

2018-09-30: Twenty-Four A lofty book goal, Twenty four in a whole...

2018-09-30: Finished reading: The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis 📚

2018-09-30: The Blind Faithful During today’s homily, our priest supposed that were we to...

2018-09-29: Bike Ride Bike back from the shop, Took it out...

2018-09-29: C.S. Lewis’ Screwtape on not relying on feelings of hatred:...

2018-09-28: Beautiful Fall evening for a walk.

2018-09-28: Book Review: Spectre Origins 📚 I’ve read almost exclusively nonfiction books this year. That’s normal...

2018-09-28: Finished reading: Spectre: Origins by C.W. Lemoine 📚

2018-09-28: Attention, Drivers Two words to help all, Zipper merge. Each...

2018-09-28: Currently reading: The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis 📚

2018-09-27: Morning Walk No rain in forecast, Radar clear, cool fall...

2018-09-26: Book Review: The Enthusiast 📚 After completing the previous book on the life of St....

2018-09-26: A Special Treat Lunch at work with Mom, Always special...

2018-09-26: Episode 33: Errands, Folks We’re getting ready to head out on a few errands,...

2018-09-26: Finished reading: The Enthusiast: How the Best Friend of Francis...

2018-09-26: I’ve been reading a lot about the life of St....

2018-09-25: I went through self-checkout this morning at Walmart to buy...

2018-09-25: Activity Season A brand new school year, So many things...

2018-09-24: David Wallace was a fantastic character.

2018-09-24: Trip to the Zoo So many creatures, Animals from far...

2018-09-24: Analysts are reporting that Apple’s cost for storage is $.25/GB...

2018-09-24: QR payments vs NFC payments… they’re not even close. QR...

2018-09-24: Large red sign on refrigerator in snake exhibit at zoo:...

2018-09-23: Intelligence Lost Many young people, Cannot be bothered to think....

2018-09-23: Thanksgiving preparations have begun.

2018-09-23: The Children We’ve been members of our current parish for over a...

2018-09-22: Hello, Autumn Welcome back, old friend. Your cool presence has...

2018-09-22: I wonder why people use AdBlock?

2018-09-22: It’s early on a Saturday morning. Benedict is cheerfully building...

2018-09-21: Currently reading: The Enthusiast: How the Best Friend of Francis...

2018-09-21: Last Day of Summer Goodbye hot summer, Days of 100...

2018-09-21: A really great tool for finding lighter/darker shades of a...

2018-09-21: Book Review: When Francis Saved the Church 📚 I love when I approach a book with preconceived notions...

2018-09-21: I love ordering new stamps.

2018-09-21: My children call the song Mrs. Hippopotamuses’ by Relient K...

2018-09-21: My favorite season is fall and my favorite type of...

2018-09-20: Finished reading: When Saint Francis Saved the Church: How a...

2018-09-20: One Month One month of haiku, A delightful way to...

2018-09-20: Oh, Google. You still don’t get it.

2018-09-20: Completing online surveys for restaurants, businesses, and even doctor’s offices...

2018-09-19: The Worst Kind of Day Head is volcano, Migraine ruined...

2018-09-19: My family gathers for a week at Thanksgiving each year...

2018-09-18: Best Year Ever Ready to make change, Why wait for...

2018-09-18: My dream home has no doorbell.

2018-09-18: Tim Cook on iPhone pricing: The way most people pay...

2018-09-17: Self Control Public release day, Updates galore: apps, OS. I...

2018-09-17: Four hours after the public release and my resolve to...

2018-09-16: I’m going to hold off on the iOS 12/macOS Mojave...

2018-09-16: Episode 32: Dinner Plans The weekend is winding down and this children aren’t too...

2018-09-16: America Runs On I went to Dunkin’. Just a dozen;...

2018-09-16: A Bit Too Comfortable One of the themes that I’ve been reflecting on in...

2018-09-15: Caffeine Headache Quit coffee Friday. Caffeine headache really hurts. Should...

2018-09-15: Micro.blog is great in that your blog can be anything...

2018-09-14: Flu Shots Surprise shots for kids, Hoped they wouldn’t be...

2018-09-14: Book Review: Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan 📚 I first read this book/pastoral letter when it came out...

2018-09-14: Getting kids up, putting phone away.

2018-09-14: iPhone Excess I watched the Apple Media Event earlier this week with...

2018-09-13: Currently reading: When Saint Francis Saved the Church: How a...

2018-09-13: A Bad Medical Appointment Went to appointment, Weeks delay, schedule...

2018-09-13: Honestly, enough with the mobile websites already.

2018-09-13: Maybe I’ll do a clean install of iOS 11 before...

2018-09-13: At a doctor appointment in the office suite next to...

2018-09-12: Also, Apple, will you please be courageous and add watch...

2018-09-12: Finished reading: Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan...

2018-09-12: Apple Media Event New iPhone excess, Features few will ever...

2018-09-12: 🎾 tagmoji, so hot right now.

2018-09-12: iPhone X S is the worst possible name. Except maybe...

2018-09-11: PEOPLE OF THE INTERNET: If we all stop clicking ads,...

2018-09-11: Patriot Day Clear September day, A nation’s innocence lost, A...

2018-09-11: I love Brie.

2018-09-10: Sonic Just a rainy day. Large iced coffee at Sonic,...

2018-09-09: Currently reading: Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan...

2018-09-09: It’s Good to be Home The weather was cool this morning after several days of...

2018-09-09: Goodbye, Coffee The creamer is gone, My only reason to...

2018-09-09: Book Review: Strangers in a Strange Land 📚 Archbishop Chaput is back with a timely and painfully honest...

2018-09-08: Finished reading: Strangers in a Strange Land: Living the Catholic...

2018-09-08: The 5% Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s...

2018-09-08: I Love Rain Rainy Saturday, My favorite kind of day....

2018-09-08: I do love an iced coffee on a rainy day....

2018-09-07: An Unnecessary Delivery Phone book on my porch, No delivery...

2018-09-07: I will not lie, cheat, or steal, nor tolerate anyone...

2018-09-07: Episode 31: Special Visitors & Outer Space Benedict and Felicity had some very important visitors over the...

2018-09-07: Carter’s “fun cash” is fake news.

2018-09-06: A Renter’s Mistake A small home repair, Went totally wrong....

2018-09-06: Old Navy clothes just don’t last.

2018-09-06: Devices Down, Please When iOS 12 comes out later this month, there will...

2018-09-06: The first morning back on the walking trail is always...

2018-09-05: See You Next Time, Gramma Gramma is leaving, On a...

2018-09-05: Just catching up on the word about Evernote. I’ve been...

2018-09-04: I texted my sister-in-law a haiku at midnight the other...

2018-09-04: Card Game Rules Games with family, New rules every single...

2018-09-03: A bit wet out there today.

2018-09-03: Standing on an Airplane Plane parks, people stand. Door isn’t...

2018-09-03: Airport sunrise for the long journey home.

2018-09-02: Be Doers, Not Hearers There’s a lot to the Christian life. We have a...

2018-09-02: Awake Baby Very tired now. Lucy will not let me...

2018-09-01: Happy Anniversary Anniversary, Celebrate time past, to come. Thank you,...

2018-08-31: Finally listening to Ólafur Arnalds’ latest release, re:member. He’s my...

2018-08-31: Pumpkin Spice Season Pumpkin spice everywhere. It’s August and 100....

2018-08-30: I remember a time when flight attendants were responsible for...

2018-08-30: Recling Airline Seats People who recline, Less room for the...

2018-08-30: There’s something romantic and whimsical about airport terminals.

2018-08-30: What a great start to the day!

2018-08-30: Good morning!

2018-08-30: What would the Internet be like if we didn’t immediately...

2018-08-29: How does an airline set a 50 minute delay on...

2018-08-29: Travel Prep Tired before trip. Much to do, so little...

2018-08-29: Clothes for little girls are so much fun.

2018-08-28: MAS Mac App Store is lame. So few apps, no...

2018-08-28: Episode 30: Busy Afternoon Benedict and Felicity were very excited to record this milestone...

2018-08-28: After listening to the Micro Monday microcast, I’ve updated my...

2018-08-28: In these dark times, it’s important to focus on small...

2018-08-27: Lawn Mowing Mowing is kinda fun. Great time to hear...

2018-08-27: Safari bookmarks are so bad at favicons. I hope that...

2018-08-26: As for My House This weekend’s readings were a non-stop blockbuster of well know...

2018-08-26: McCain John is a hero. So much sacrifice for us....

2018-08-26: Few apps are as indispensable as Ulysses.

2018-08-25: Nukes Watched movie on nukes It’s a bad situation. I...

2018-08-24: Slow Day No haiku today. Not really much going on....

2018-08-24: It’s moony out here. (Photo doesn’t do justice.)

2018-08-23: Melatonin Time to go to bed. Melatonin kicking in. Can’t...

2018-08-23: For the first time in my life, I just Shaked...

2018-08-23: Living in a House I love journaling in Day One. It’s an incredible app...

2018-08-22: Goodreads is awesome tool and is a positive impact on...

2018-08-22: LEGO Stepped on a LEGO. First time doing so at...

2018-08-22: Currently reading: Strangers in a Strange Land: Living the Catholic...

2018-08-22: Episode 29: On the Water As we finish our vacation recap, I talk to the...

2018-08-22: I love the sound of the Keurig warming up early...

2018-08-21: Book Review: Retired Inspired 📚 I love reading financial books, so I was excited to...

2018-08-21: Episode 28: Going to the Dentist Benedict and Felicity had their dental check-ups this morning. They...

2018-08-21: Sugar Cookies Tried to bake cookies. Sugar cookies hard to...

2018-08-21: Finished reading: Retire Inspired: It’s Not an Age, It’s a...

2018-08-21: Baking sugar cookies with the kids.

2018-08-21: It’s so much fun watching Benedict build with LEGOs.

2018-08-20: Evening Haiku The day is now done. Everything is put...

2018-08-20: Clouds I love when the clouds do this.

2018-08-20: Morning Haiku Toys, toys, everywhere. A home teeming with toddlers....

2018-08-19: New friend at the Zoo

2018-08-19: The Choice I can choose way of the just or the way...

2018-08-18: Gorgeous day to be outdoors!

2018-08-17: Apparently political campaigns can text you now. It’s quite gouache....

2018-08-17: Using emoji in my Things projects is quite useful.

2018-08-17: Episode 27: Blueberries We just got back from the grocery store where we...

2018-08-16: It’s nice to not be on Twitter. Or Facebook. Or...

2018-08-16: Cleaning car seats is such a chore.

2018-08-16: Goal for the day: put house back in order

2018-08-15: Be Attentive My personal spiritual philosophy is based around the concept of...

2018-08-15: That moment when you look at the recipe for dinner...

2018-08-14: I was reminded this evening about the importance of our...

2018-08-14: Home As I drove the final mile to our house on...

2018-08-14: Currently reading: Retire Inspired: It’s Not an Age; It’s a...

2018-08-14: Book Review: Parish Priest 📚 This was my second time reading Parish Priest, the story...

2018-08-14: Really enjoying listening to Ben Rector’s catalog. Pleasant songs to...

2018-08-14: Episode 26: Beach Folks There were lots of folks at the beach for the...

2018-08-13: Finished reading: Parish Priest: Father Michael McGivney and American Catholicism...

2018-08-13: Episode 25: Mea Culpa We’re back from our trip to Lake Michigan! I apologize...

2018-08-12: Let Them Speak I knew that Mass this evening was going to be...

2018-08-12: Even Elmo is happy to be home in his bed....

2018-08-12: Food Network Star is total garbage. Never again! Manny is...

2018-08-12: It’s good to be home.

2018-08-11: There’s nothing quite like a road trip on brand new...

2018-08-11: What a great find on the road!

2018-08-10: Pure Michigan Our week at Lake Michigan is coming to a close....

2018-08-10: Van is on the road again. Just in time!

2018-08-10: Nice day to read on the deck and enjoy the...

2018-08-10: Currently reading: Parish Priest: Father Michael McGivney and American Catholicism...

2018-08-10: Great fun on the lake this morning. Slight breeze and...

2018-08-10: Book Review: A Spy Among Friends 📚 Ben Macintyre is quickly becoming one of my favorite writers...

2018-08-10: I’m so excited for the RapidWeaver 8 launch next week....

2018-08-09: Finished reading: A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the...

2018-08-09: Good night, Lake Michigan.

2018-08-09: On the road today for an expedition and had to...

2018-08-08: Kicking myself for forgetting to pack my microphone for microcasting...

2018-08-08: Michigan Blueberries We got the kids out the door after breakfast to...

2018-08-08: I’ve never been an Apple News user. Now that it’s...

2018-08-07: Private beach, cool water, good times!

2018-08-07: This is America I grew up in an Air Force family. Moving across...

2018-08-06: Almond Breeze: Cartons of almond milk are being recalled for...

2018-08-05: Five Minutes Creating a good habit is a ton of work. Even...

2018-08-05: Hello, Lake Michigan!

2018-08-04: 10.5 hours on the road and Elmo’s still smiling!

2018-08-04: Another beautiful day in America!

2018-08-04: Arkansas: the Ohio of middle America!

2018-08-03: Had a slowdown on the way to the doctor’s office...

2018-08-03: It’s Botox day again. Still at a loss at why...

2018-08-02: Few chores are as satisfying as washing the family cars....

2018-08-01: You’ve Got Mail is a phenomenal movie.

2018-08-01: Don't Be Outraged Dr. Daniel Siegel, a Harvard Medical School graduate and board...

2018-08-01: I have never had a Big Mac.

2018-07-31: A great picture from Alison and I’s trip across America....

2018-07-31: It’s stunning how many varieties of bugs there are. Each...

2018-07-31: Alison called me at lunch for a quick chat. We...

2018-07-31: Never cancel on a forecast.

2018-07-30: I hate that Food Network Star brought Jess back at...

2018-07-30: Justice Ginsberg: I’m now 85. My senior colleague Justice John...

2018-07-30: The Babylon Bee: In response to an increase in angry...

2018-07-30: Currently reading: A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the...

2018-07-30: Book Review: Resisting Happiness 📚 This book really came to me at the right point...

2018-07-29: I’m grateful for writers who have the courage to assemble...

2018-07-29: Book Review: Keep Your Kids Catholic 📚 It’s been said by many people that I respect that...

2018-07-29: Bring What You Have Today’s Gospel tells the familiar story of feeding the five...

2018-07-28: After a week of reading blitz, I’m back on track...

2018-07-28: Book Review: Confessions of a Mega Church Pastor 📚 I heard Dr. Allen Hunt speak in person at a...

2018-07-28: Finished reading: Resisting Happiness by Matthew Kelly 📚

2018-07-27: Book Review: Dignitas Personae and Donum Vitae 📚 The Church is often painted with the brush of “no.”...

2018-07-27: Finished reading: Keep Your Kids Catholic: Sharing Your Faith and...

2018-07-27: Spent some time yesterday updating my site’s footer. Took quite...

2018-07-27: Episode 24: Packing Lists With our trip to the beach around the corner, the...

2018-07-27: Reading There’s no doubt that reading has an outsized impact on...

2018-07-26: Book Review: The Whole-Brain Child 📚 Now that Benedict is nearing his fifth birthday, Alison thought...

2018-07-26: Finished reading: Confessions of a Mega Church Pastor: How I...

2018-07-26: Road Trips My preferred mode of transportation used to be commercial aviation....

2018-07-25: Finished reading: Instruction on Respect for Human Life by Congregation...

2018-07-25: I started a Books page the other day to track...

2018-07-25: Book Review: Building the Kingdom 📚 It’s hard to find a succinct book that covers the...

2018-07-25: Finished reading: The Dignity of A Person by The Congregation...

2018-07-25: Checking Out I left Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram a few months ago....

2018-07-24: Finished reading: The Whole Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to...

2018-07-24: Happy for @chetcast to be part of the Microcast Club!...

2018-07-24: Alison suggested that we read some parenting books to help...

2018-07-24: Finished reading: Building the Kingdom: A History of the Catholic...

2018-07-24: Off to the Zoo Another great adventure at our outstanding zoo. We’re so lucky...

2018-07-24: Book Review: Operation Mincemeat 📚 I first came across the writing of Ben Macintyre when...

2018-07-23: Currently reading: Building the Kingdom: A History of the Catholic...

2018-07-23: Episode 23: Nature Walk The heatwave is coming to an end, but still persists...

2018-07-23: Stay-at-Home Dad In a culture that celebrates being “busy,” it can be...

2018-07-22: Episode 22: Airplanes and Dinosaurs Happy Sunday, folks! After a bit of a break, we’re...

2018-07-22: Thinking about my niece this morning. St. Maddux, pray for...

2018-07-21: Finished reading: Operation Mincement: How a Dead Man and a...

2018-07-20: Nothing feels quite as good as a clean slate.

2018-07-09: Episode 21: Visitors Our very special visitors have just left and we’re working...

2018-07-05: Episode 20: Sick After our time in San Antonio, we all got sick!...

2018-07-03: Reusing baby clothes really only works if you hit the...

2018-06-29: You’ve Got Mail is a fantastic movie. Still great all...

2018-06-16: Episode 19: San Antonio We’re visiting San Antonio, Texas and bringing you updates from...

2018-06-14: The Alamo We got into town late last night, and thankfully the...

2018-06-14: Good Morning, San Antonio

2018-06-13: Quid est veritas?

2018-06-10: Book Review: The Year of Less 📚 I saw this book just before its publication around the...

2018-06-09: Episode 18: Groovy Joe Ice Cream & Dinosaurs Benedict joins me to read one of his favorite stories....

2018-06-08: Microsoft Flight Simulator may be the single greatest game of...

2018-06-06: Episode 17: Brown Bear, Brown Bear In the first installment of what will be a long-running...

2018-06-06: Wife on Fantastical, “It doesn’t look any different than the...

2018-06-03: We moved Felicity into a big kid bed two weeks...

2018-06-02: I don’t like the word “bespoke.”

2018-06-01: It's incredible how few sites have "Delete Your Account" options....

2018-05-31: Episode 16: Felicity's Birthday We’re celebrating today, and Benedict asked if we could do...

2018-05-29: Toughen up, America.

2018-05-28: The purge is complete. Feels so good to let go....

2018-05-27: The great purge of 2018 is well underway. Always feels...

2018-05-25: Episode 15: Picnic Lunch We traveled to the hospital to have a picnic lunch...

2018-05-24: Enough with these privacy policy emails!

2018-05-24: I put a whole avocado in my blueberry smoothie this...

2018-05-23: Book Review: On Conscience 📚 This book was given to me as a gift by...

2018-05-23: Episode 14: Robot Costume Benedict updates us on his big craft project for the...

2018-05-20: As a Nation, we have not yet solved the curbside...

2018-05-20: Naps are nice

2018-05-20: Episode 13: Happy Sunday, Folks I sit down at the breakfast table with Benedict and...

2018-05-19: I love the feeling of looking out on a fresh...

2018-05-18: No matter how much dev work I do on a...

2018-05-16: Episode 12: A Beautiful Afternoon We’ve upgraded! Our new microphone arrived today, so we took...

2018-05-15: Time for annual enrollment. Trying to sort through all of...

2018-05-14: Social Security With the privacy stuff at Facebook and Twitter's recent clash...

2018-05-13: I closed my Facebook/Twitter/Instagram accounts 53 days ago. Very little...

2018-05-12: Beautiful day in the American Southwest

2018-05-11: I love listening to lawn irrigation systems on my pre-dawn...

2018-05-09: Episode 11: Trains Felicity requested that we record a podcast this morning and...

2018-05-08: Episode 10: Morning Play We’re enjoying a slow start to our day with some...

2018-05-05: Fresh cut grass. Cool breeze, grilling out back. Beautiful evening!...

2018-05-05: Saturday morning and the house is awake. Sun streaming in...

2018-05-04: Episode 9: Three Alison is back to work. We catch up with Benedict...

2018-05-04: I’m grateful for Walmart Grocery Pickup.

2018-05-03: Picked up a HomePod today. I’m delighted!

2018-04-30: On the road again

2018-04-29: Hanging out with Thomas

2018-04-29: Episode 8: A Day out with Thomas Today is a very special day! We made the trip...

2018-04-28: I do love Spring.

2018-04-28: Episode 7: Casting We’re out a fishing derby this morning! Benedict reports on...

2018-04-27: The pictures from Panmunjom are charming, historic, and humanizing. Try...

2018-04-26: Episode 6: Bubbles We made it safely to Gramma and Grandpi’s. After some...

2018-04-26: Nice vacation

2018-04-25: At the Airport Benedict was very excited when our airplane arrived at the...

2018-04-24: Saw a motorcyclist driving 80 on the Interstate with no...

2018-04-24: Episode 5: At the Airport Benedict and I made it to the airport! Our flight...

2018-04-23: Episode 4: Travel Folks We’re getting all packed for our big trip tomorrow. We...

2018-04-20: Episode 3: Popsicles After a busy morning of cleaning, we headed outside to...

2018-04-20: Book Review: Rainbow Six 📚 This was my first Tom Clancy book. I had played...

2018-04-20: Episode 2: Sandbox It’s a beautiful morning and the children and I decided...

2018-04-19: Version 29.0 I’m excited to celebrate my birthday by releasing ChetCast, a...

2018-04-19: Episode 1: Welcome to ChetCast I started my first podcast back in 2007 as a...

2018-04-18: Releasing the first episode of my new microcast tomorrow. My...

2018-04-18: Six months into using single stream recycling in our household,...

2018-04-17: Thomas Merton on Conversion After a conversion experience, one is tempted to set aside,...

2018-04-16: The tiny one fell asleep in my arms. These are...

2018-04-14: Marfa I was really excited to see Maton release a new...

2018-04-13: Several times a week, I turn to my wife, dumbfounded...

2018-04-10: Another beautiful day in this great Nation!

2018-04-08: Time for the semi-annual deep cleaning and waxing of the...

2018-04-08: My bad boy approach to hijacking my own footer is...

2018-04-06: Unified Design in Currency When I look at the current specimens of our national...

2018-04-05: How did I go so long without using emoji in...

2018-04-04: Fresh starts in YNAB are excellent. Very well thought-out feature....

2018-04-02: My backyard is lovely

2018-04-02: The greatest temptation in design is to add too much....

2018-03-29: Honestly, what the hell is the Toyota design team thinking?...

2018-03-25: First Mass with three kids. Two sets of grandparents helped....

2018-03-24: St. Lucy, pray for us!

2018-03-22: No, sorry, I'm not on Facebook.

2018-03-19: Happy to be celebrating the 5th anniversary of the Catholic...

2018-03-17: I regret that my hearing is so good that I...

2018-03-14: Nothing quite turns your day around like 45 minutes at...

2018-03-13: I still think it’s weird that I need an appointment...

2018-03-08: Just saw a Cadillac delivering Dominos. Tough times.

2018-03-07: Last day before it changes all over again.

2018-03-04: Panera stops serving breakfast at 11am on Sundays. You know...

2018-03-03: While washing the wheels of our car, my 4yo offered...

2018-02-23: Watching my Apple TV with my AirPods after the kids...

2018-02-23: I can think of very few scenarios where a blank...

2018-02-23: When it comes to cheddar, the sharper, the better!

2018-02-22: Ethan Hunt is a poor man’s James Bond.

2018-02-20: Well, it's February 20th. Suppose it's time to turn on...

2018-02-16: Taxes were pretty fun this year. Not nearly as fun...

2018-02-15: I wish that more iOS devs would include alternate icons....

2018-02-13: Felicity’s favorite thing to say to me, “What doing, Daddy?”...

2018-02-11: Go Team USA! 🥇

2018-02-10: It’s February 10th. If you’re still going to the gym,...

2018-02-08: The average Facebook comment thread: Comment 1: You're an idiot!...

2018-02-07: Great minds think alike, except in the Patent Office

2018-02-05: I just watched the Super Bowl halftime show. The only...

2018-01-30: Botox injections, like all medically necessary injections, are terrible.

2018-01-29: I believe that the time is right for Catholic parishes...

2018-01-28: If you don’t pull over for emergency vehicles, you’re just...

2018-01-27: Book Review: Messy & Foolish 📚 This was a short little book, expounding on the early...

2018-01-26: Book Review: The Total Money Makeover 📚 I’ve been a listener of Dave’s radio program for seven...

2018-01-20: Book Review: The Pope Who Quit 📚 Before the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, there had only...

2018-01-19: Forecast in the mid-60s for the next 7 days. I...

2018-01-14: Eight years ago, I sent a late-night random email with...

2018-01-13: After almost a year of procrastination, I’m finally wrangling my...

2018-01-09: When autocorrect keeps changing “tall” to “y’all,” you’ve assimilated.

2018-01-02: In memoriam fidelium defunctorum Maddux Rose May her soul, and...

2018-01-01: Book Review: You Need A Budget 📚 I’ve been using You Need A Budget (YNAB) exclusively for...

2017-12-31: Mission Accomplished My biggest goal for 2017 didn’t start out that way...

2017-12-31: Sunday morning before the kids wake up

2017-12-24: If it’s not Prime, what is it doing on Amazon?...

2017-12-23: Wife reaches into MY stocking and pulls out a piece...

2017-12-22: A Year with Apple Watch Last December, I was a mess. My migraines were worsening,...

2017-12-22: BREAKING: Son terrifyingly adds "spider" to list for Santa without...

2017-12-21: First Day of Winter! Aaaaaand it’s 74 degrees

2017-12-19: Maddux Rose My niece, Maddux Rose, was born on December 9th. Maddux...

2017-12-09: There’s something really special about the light of a Christmas...

2017-11-26: It’s nice to be home.

2017-11-24: Good night, New Jersey

2017-11-23: I love this town at night

2017-11-21: Sandy Shores

2017-11-20: Beautiful night

2017-11-20: Beach.

2017-11-16: Colorado is spectacular.

2017-11-16: Stainless steel is a lie.

2017-11-15: Giraffe

2017-11-07: The Magic School Bus Rides Again is a crime against...

2017-11-06: Gosh, remember when the internet used to be fun?

2017-10-29: I love Fall

2017-10-17: Y’all, someone needs to get their act together and figure...

2017-10-16: Every time Alison tells me to rework a project, the...

2017-10-14: Remember when Chipotle used to be fun?

2017-10-04: I don’t buy apps like I used to. Rare to...

2017-10-02: Blame Why are we so obsessed with blame? It seems to...

2017-09-28: Contentment is a beautiful thing.

2017-09-27: Now, more than ever, I’m convinced that Apple Engineers created...

2017-09-25: Relativism. lol

2017-09-21: I’m not one to praise Walmart, but man, Walmart Grocery...

2017-09-21: There are few things as satisfying as sitting in the...

2017-09-15: The new coffee at McDonalds is not bad.

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