What I Do When I Fail

Posted on October 7th, 2014

I fail at things much more than you might imagine, given that I’ve written books on forming habits and being content with yourself and being a minimalist and more. I fail at all of that stuff, and it feels just as horrible for me as it d...

The grass is always greener on the other smartphone

Posted on September 28th, 2014

I have an iPhone 6 Plus and a fully customized 2014 Moto X sitting on my desk. They’re making me want to cry. The indecision becomes more painful each and every time this happens. I flop between an iPhone and an Android device at least ...

Zen and the Art of iPhone Home Screens

Posted on September 19th, 2014

Is technology a tool, or a giant distraction in your life? This is my new iPhone home screen. What used to be a screen full of folders and apps (a.k.a. distractions) has been boiled down to only the essential items I need to get thr...

IOS 8 - Practical First Impressions

Posted on September 17th, 2014

(Using the SwiftKey keyboard with predictive text on my iPhone 5 to write this post.) After just a few hours with Apple's new IOS 8, I'm kinda digging it. Its obvious that Apple is taking feature cues from Android as time goes on, ...

Photo Blog - Central Park and Museum Mile

Posted on September 1st, 2014

Spent a Sunday in New York City with out of town family. Wandered Central Park, then took a walk up 5th Ave to the Guggenheim. Looking west across the reservoir. Bethesda Fountain at 72nd Street Bethesda Terrace Street performers at ...

Labor Day Nap

Posted on September 1st, 2014

Emma taking a snooze on the deck. Labor Day 2014.

Photo Blog - How I Spent My Saturday

Posted on August 30th, 2014

Here’s an experiment. Opted-out of sitting in horrific traffic trying to navigate around the east end of the Island on Labor Day weekend, so I have a full Saturday all to myself. What shall I do? 9 AM - Opened an Acorns incremental inv...

Change Cell Phone Companies ... Get More Chill (The Good Kind) In Your Life

Posted on August 27th, 2014

Last summer I switched our mobile service from AT&T to T-Mobile. At the time it was just about dollars and cents. In retrospect its really been about way more than that. Surprisingly, a huge German telecommunications company has ...

Digital Photo Management - The Struggle Is Real

Posted on August 21st, 2014

True story. There are more than 12,000 digital images on the iPhones and iPods in our house. It's my job to ensure that our collective family visual history is not lost and frankly, it's exhausting. What you see here is an actual Windo...

Seriously Impressed With MediaFire Cloud Storage

Posted on August 6th, 2014

I LOVE cloud storage - especially free cloud storage. It may actually border on an obsession, to be honest. There’s so much of it out there right now that I’m having a hard time settling on one or two primary storage platforms. Right ...


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