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An unintended break from newsletter writing

An unintended break from newsletter writing

On September 22, 2020, I published my first newsletter. To start, I didn't commit to any regular schedule, I just knew this was a habit that I wanted to cultivate. To my surprise, things went better than expected. Despite no commitment, I successfully wrote and sent...

A day without any to-dos

A day without any to-dos

Yesterday was a pretty rough day for me. Over the past 8+ years, I've had a lot of pretty rough days and a lot of very rough days thanks to three concussions and a neck injury. It's taken a lot of time and a lot of hard work, but thankfully the rough days no longer...

The day after starting an email newsletter

The day after starting an email newsletter

Last Tuesday night I sent out my very first email newsletter. This felt like such a big win for me. It's something that I'd been meaning to do for a while now, but, like so many other things, it just sat on my overflowing back burner. But I finally took action and did...

Why I finally started an email newsletter

Why I finally started an email newsletter

I did it! I started an email newsletter. This is something that's been on my to-do list for quite some time but I've finally found a way to do it that I think will work for me. What is that way? To write an email newsletter for me. That might sound counterintuitive...

American Fruit Jar Rings

American Fruit Jar Rings

One dozen American fruit jar rings. Registered trade mark. Suitable for cold pack process. One period water bath and hot pack. Cupples Company Manufacturers. Saint Louis U.S.A. Approved for all methods of home canning, cold or hot pack, water bath, steam pressure or...

Barbour’s Linen Thread

Barbour’s Linen Thread

I found this box at a garage sale in a big bag of yarn. I asked the owner if I could just buy the box as I had no need for the rest. She said, "Sure, how about $1?" And that's the story of the best dollar I've ever spent.Barbour's Sewing Machine Linen Thread. Hilden,...

Calvin and Hobbes Tissue Box

Calvin and Hobbes Tissue Box

The dollar store had wooden tissue box covers, so I decided to spruce up my office with some Calvin & Hobbes inspiration. The top of the cover features comics solely relating to sneezing, while the sides feature some of my favourites on life and creativity.

Michael Jordan Mural

Michael Jordan Mural

An image of Michael Jordan I traced and painted onto a boy's bedroom wall. This was the first time I'd ever done anything like this and it took infinitely longer than I thought it would. Most things do, though.