Apr 27, 2021

Four Years of Freedom

Four Years of Freedom

Hey hey! It's that time of year again. A time, I'm sure, you have all marked on your calendar. An auspicious day. A day of reverence. Yup! It's that day we all celebrate Todd's departure from the corporate world and his move into semi-retirement.

Mar 13, 2021

Vaccinated

Vaccinated

And just like that, with the help of the VA, I have been vaccinated for COVID-19. I experienced two side effects to the vaccine: one common effect, but the other rather took me by surprise.

Feb 22, 2021

Citing Social-Media Sources (Author-Date)

Citing Social-Media Sources (Author-Date)

I needed a cheatsheet for citing social media sources. The CMoS has a LOT to say on the topic, but is also rather lacking in crystal-clear examples for typical scenarios. And many of the examples online are either wrong or out of date. ∴ I made this and then decided to share it with y'all.

Jan 10, 2021

I have the Greatest Friends

I have the Greatest Friends

I celebrated my birthday last week. I received a smattering of cards and things and an ocean wave of social-media congratulations, but this particular interaction proved to be particularly special.

Oct 25, 2020

Farm Project: Driveway Gates

Farm Project: Driveway Gates

Over the past few years, a design emerged for a relatively simple and effective electrified fence gate. Turns out, it works well for the driveway too. Check it out.

Sep 29, 2020

A More Productive Me

A More Productive Me

There's no magic pill that will turn you into a productive human being. Productivity requires vigilance and conscious effort—a constant battle accompanied by many setbacks. Setbacks have taken hold in my life. So, I've determined it's time I rejoin the war. Let me share my latest plan of attack.

Aug 20, 2020

Spelling is Hard

Spelling is Hard

More musings on the English language. In this second entry on the topic, we focus on the spelling trainwreck that is the English language.

Jul 13, 2020

What the Hell, Will?

What the Hell, Will?

You know the dream. The one where you're in line somewhere, maybe the Super Target™ or a grocery store. A busy day. People everywhere. Only then do you realize you are buck-ass naked—not a stitch of clothing. This was kinda like that. A twisted little tale. Personally, I blame Will.

Jun 11, 2020

Lambwatch 2020!

Lambwatch 2020!

#Cutenessoverload has commenced. Or as we like to say, Lambwatch! For the next month, about 20 ewes (sheep mothers) will be giving birth. It is a month of no sleep and emergency interventions. And lots and lots of cute!

Jun 7, 2020

The Wolf Who Cried Boy

The Wolf Who Cried Boy

Older dogs can be exceptionally sweet, but they will inevitably require special care and attention. Since they can't talk to you, you really need to see the signs of aging and reward their lifetime of service with patience and understanding. In this case, the challenges are all mental.

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