February 2019

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Early 2019 planting

I had a busy three-day weekend, mostly devoted to gardening. Today, Tuesday, my body is wrecked. There’s not a gym workout in the world that compares to getting potatoes planted. I started the weekend with a trip to the annual Swamp Supper a few miles down the road. It’s an … Continue reading →

A Game of Thrones

What can be said that has not already been said about A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin’s opening volume of his A Song of Fire and Ice epic? The books and the television series that it has spawned have permeated American pop culture. At least half the people I … Continue reading →

Prepping for the spring

Yet another weekend has gone by where I didn’t get into my tidying journey quite like I wanted to. I spent most of the weekend outdoors, getting ready for the spring season. At the end of last week, I started working on a new and improved chicken run. Over the … Continue reading →

Cleaning and gardening

I took the weekend off from fully following Marie Kondō’s advice on my tidying journey. I was struggling picking the right category of things to give the full KonMari treatment, but I knew I had a whole lot of junk that spanned multiple categories that just needed to be tossed. … Continue reading →

The Well of Ascension

My feelings about The Well of Ascension, the second book in Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn trilogy, were hard to pin down. The vast majority of the book is a solid 4-star read. But, the final few chapters are as good as it gets in fiction. During most of the novel, I … Continue reading →

Do we need advanced starter themes?

Is there a place for advanced starter themes in WordPress? Or, should the focus be on simpler starters to help theme authors learn the basics?

The life-changing magic of organizing buckets and cables

Exciting stuff. Buckets and electronics cables. Right? With Marie Kondō as my tidying angel, I had major plans for the weekend’s organizational sprint toward the glory of having a perfectly tidy home. But, my body had other plans. I came down with a bit of sickness. It was nothing major–just … Continue reading →

No-guilt KonMari

There’s no need to let your family know the details of what you throw out or donate. I especially recommend that clients avoid showing their parents. I broke one of Marie Kondō’s rules. Now, I’m realizing why such a rule is so important. My parents have been on board with … Continue reading →