Inspired by Derek Sivers, this page includes a sample of what I’m thinking about and working on right now. Last updated August 21, 2021.

Things have been so unsettled in our family recently, so I’ve held off updating this now page. I’m on a new medication to treat my neuro-immune and fatigue issues. I seem to be starting to respond to the treatment. I’ve been able to drive some, which is big. In the inland empire of the suburbs, you don’t realize how much you have to drive until it becomes difficult.

However, I’ve been through enough that I know not to declare victory too soon. I’ve already had some challenging setbacks in the midst of the improvements. It’s hard to trust in progress, since it always seems to fade. This is something to which living with chronic illness conditions you.

We’ve been dealing with the COVID-19 resurgence, as well. The school my youngest son goes to had to handle several clusters just after the start of his year-round track this summer. He’s temporarily gone back to virtual learning, which means we get to hear more complaining about the work and the tests. It also means we are all home all the time again, since my older son hasn’t started school yet. He just got back from LA, and I’m disappointed he never even made it to the Viper Room.

I have been working on my blogging setup recently, but have ended up back where I started (which isn’t a bad thing). I’ve also been doing some MS Azure training, when I’ve been up to it.


📺 Ted Lasso: It remains to be seen whether the second season is as charming as the first, but it’s off to a good start. The one issue I’ve got is Roy and his constant gruffness and cursing. At some point it feels like lazy writing.

🎵Always You - Bloom off the Rose: This band, consisting of twins Anton and Christoph Hochheim, used to be called Ablebody, but changed their name for obvious reasons. You may also know them from The Pains of Being Pure At Heart and the Depreciation Guild. For their first album under their new moniker, they serve up some sophistipop and bossanova with a laid-back Los Angeles vibe.

Currently Reading

A Place Called Freedom
by Ken Follett

Six of Crows
by Leigh Bardugo

Robert Rackley @frostedechoes