Essay – On Travel

Essay – On Travel

I started this Patreon with the idea that I’d be doing a lot of traveling, and I wanted to invite y’all to come with me.

Then the pandemic happened, and I stopped traveling.

I’m going to Mexico this week.…

Essay – Aggressive Self-Care

As you may or may not know, I’ve had a lot (A LOT) of stress recently. So many, many stressy things. In addition to that, I’ve injured myself more than once recently, so I haven’t been able to walk or exercise, which is one of the ways I deal with stress.…

Essay – Farewell to Hydroponics

Every year, generally for the first essay of the year, I do a piece about my hydroponics system. I purposefully delayed the essay this year because it’s going to be a bit different.

This is probably the last time I’m doing an essay about all the hydroponic plants because they’re all going away.…

Essay – Nine Recommended Books from 2023

According to my records, I read 48 books last year. For the last couple of years, I read 38 books over the course of a year, so go me for reading more!

I’ve talked about most of these books in my newsletter, but they were good enough that I wanted to talk more about them in this year-end review.…



Last week, I got sick for a couple of days. A little sniffly, not too bad. Primarily just felt crappy.

On Thursday, I woke up feeling better. Started doing some yoga. Quickly realized that inverting was dangerous. As in, okay, I need to get out of this position, sit on the floor for a while, and try not to throw up.…

Making Adjustments

Making Adjustments

This is somewhere between an essay and a blog update. It’s the best I could manage this morning.

As you may or may not know, my cat died on November 30th, one week ago. She was my constant companion for 17.5 years.…

Essay – A Change of Plans

For a while, now, since late summer of 2023, I’ve been planning on traveling with Blaze to do the Hadrian’s Wall walk. It mostly follows the old Roman wall built across the narrowest portion of England.

I’ve bought books for it.…

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