Inspired by Derek Sivers , this page includes a sample of what I’m thinking about and working on right now. Last updated May 7, 2021.
You may have noticed that updates to this blog have slowed a bit recently. I’m continuing with diagnostics and treatment for the illness that I’ve had. A big part of that illness has been pretty profound fatigue. My doctor has me on some new medication that we hope will be helpful.
In the meantime, I’ve buckled down, I’ve been doing research on what has been going on with me and things that could potentially help. I’ve joined new groups and I’ve even been in correspondence with folks at Stanford.
I also wanted to know what my favorite nun, who focuses on the practice of Memento Mori, thought about how the practice of meditating on your death can apply to chronic illness. You can see the question and answer here.
📺 Shadow and Bone (Netflix): My wife and I are really slow at watching TV series (I don’t do binge watching), but we’ve been enjoying this one for its good writing, unique storyline, steampunk aesthetic and wonderful costumes.
📚 The Earthsea Series - Ursula Le Guin: I’ve written a bit about this series a bit on the blog. Above all else, Le Guin’s world of Earthsea has been a welcome escape.
🎵 Small Black - Cheap Dreams: This record doesn’t introduce anything different from the veteran chillwavers, but it does bring subtly powerful new songs and a cohesiveness that is sometimes hard to find among records that are built around prereleased singles.