After the power shutoff

After the power shutoff, life here in my home office and the (small) city of Jackson have returned to normal. On Monday, October 7, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) announced they would shut off power on October 9 and 10. The reason, they said, was due to forecast...

Writing down accomplishments

Writing down accomplishments is something I don’t do every day, but I write at least twice a week. I prefer to type my accomplishments in Word files called “personal logs”. (Some write their journals in longhand in paper journals, but for now I write...

Choosing the right path

Choosing the right path is a common theme among influencers in my social media feeds. You must make more money or cut back on your expenses. Listen to yourself, but act like who you want to become. You have to relax more but you have to do more right now. And...

Social media sirens

Social media sirens call to me every day on my computer and my smartphone. I like to be up to date, so I’m especially susceptible to their call. So, this past weekend I culled some of my social media contacts as part of my continued effort to tune out...

Tuning out distractions

Tuning out distractions is hard. Television and the web distract us easily. I find it’s easy to turn off the television but I work on a computer most of the day, so I find myself visiting social media websites often without thinking about it. Last week I went on...

Use energy wisely

Use energy wisely. That’s the moral of the story I got when I read my previous post a few days after I wrote it. (I didn’t mean it as the opening salvo of a Sad Off.)  By energy, I mean the energy you use both physically and mentally. Part of using energy...