What I read this month

’twas a slow month for reading, with these hot summer days consumed largely by steep learning curves for everything to do with the house reno. Hardwood is better than engineered flooring for us for various reasons, so now what type of wood and stain colour do we want it? And what look of tile goes…

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Isolation Day 487 Game: Dominion

Tonight my wife and I finally introduced our daughter to a game we’ve long been big fans of. Dominion was the first game I’d ever played where players build the very decks they’re playing with as a function of the gameplay itself. This isn’t to be confused with collectible card-type games like Magic: The Gathering…

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In praise of dumb tech

The world and all the stuff in it is getting increasingly connected through the internet. But that’s not necessarily a good thing. To clarify: People connecting online can be a good thing (unless it’s via places like Facebook and Twitter, which are literally fomenting negativity among its users by design). But things being connected online…

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What I read this month

Not a ton read this month. It’s almost like everything to do with home renovations takes up a lot of your time? Or something? Weird. And what I did try to read was a bit of a swing and a miss, to my tastes. So it goes. Read(N/A) Started and stoppedThe Land of Stories –…

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Giving Tidal another shot

To say I enjoy music is a huge understatement. There is no other art that speaks to me so deeply in such a breadth of emotion. It’s more than just being greater than the sum of its parts: Whether instrumental or combined with lyrics, well done, music creates a whole other magnitude of impact. Music…

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What I read this month

Things are still well from settled at the temporary apartment we’re staying in while our reno happens, but they’re getting there. I figure we’ll have everything perfectly squared away right before we need to pack up to move back home. With more down time these days, here’s what I was able to get read: ReadHell…

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A new record broken

Oh, hi. I didn’t see you there. What am I up to, you ask? Nothing much, really. Still trying to get settled into the temporary apartment, still supporting and buying for/prepping meals for my wife and daughter as they’re still in full-time class mode for another month… oh, yeah, and breaking the 100,000 word count…

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What I’m reading

I’m not a big self-help book reader. That said, there are times I come across something that could certainly be in that category that strikes a chord. Hell Yeah or No is one of those. Derek Sivers is a multi-pronged American writer, entrepreneur, musician, world traveller, and increasingly, advice guru. Hell Yeah or No is…

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What I read this month

Not only is moving households one of life’s most stressful events, but it’s also not conducive to getting much read. Who has time to idly flip through books when there are backs to strain and joints to hyperextend and dust bunnies from hell–which of course multiply even faster than real bunnies–to contend with? And so…

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