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How to get FREE Bitcoin in Canada

How to get FREE Bitcoin in Canada

If you're a Canadian wondering how to get free bitcoin, you've come to the right place. Whether you've already invested in Bitcoin or have no idea how it all works, you've probably at least heard the buzz around cryptocurrency, especially with Bitcoin reaching a new...

Treat more decisions as binary

Treat more decisions as binary

I haven't really done much today. I haven't exercised, or done my neck stretches. I haven't done any work. I haven't showered. I haven't really made any good choices thus far. Why? Because I haven't felt like it. As much as I want to make good choices and be...

The struggle of prioritizing what to work on

The struggle of prioritizing what to work on

Today was supposed to be a productive day. I've been trying to get back into my routines after a brief hiatus and was optimistic that this week would be a profitable return to normal. But I struggled a lot today. The reason is not new, in fact it's one of the things...

Mixing things up

Mixing things up

A couple of weeks ago I talked about the fact that writing is hard. I knew this venture was going to be hard before I started, but the reason things hadn't been going as I had envisioned, and the reason it was taking me so long to write each week, was because I was...

Cultivating novelty

Cultivating novelty

In November of last year my cat was diagnosed with kidney disease. He got very sick and needed constant monitoring. This led to me hauling a futon into the living room to camp out with him for a few nights until his system settled down a bit. Those days and nights...

Writing is hard

Writing is hard

Writing is hard. This is something that I was aware of before beginning this newsletter practice, but I'm finding that things aren't exactly going as I had envisioned. One of the main reasons I started writing a newsletter was so that I could have a medium of...

Deferred happiness

Deferred happiness

This past October my parents left for what turned out to be a month to take care of my grandma. Admittedly, I was looking forward to having the house to myself. There are a number of factors that contribute to why I'm still living at home as I near the age of thirty,...

Three years post-concussion

Three years post-concussion

Today is February 5th, which I guess means it’s time for my annual post-concussion update. It has now been 3130 days since this journey began with concussion number one, and 1096 days, or three years, since concussion number three. Overall, there have definitely been...

Today’s writing realities

Today’s writing realities

This is my fourth attempt at writing a newsletter today. After spending twenty or thirty minutes on three separate topics, I got annoyed and switched gears. I wasn't annoyed at any of the topics; they're all topics I want to write about, but I just wasn't "feeling"...

Don’t get ahead of yourself in the early stages

Don’t get ahead of yourself in the early stages

When I was in the early stages of considering an email newsletter I was overwhelmed by the process. I spent hours researching different newsletter providers. I knew what the go-to ones were, but I wanted to make sure I found one that would give me the best bang for my...

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...

The gift of invisibility

The gift of invisibility

Jon Acuff, in his book Quitter: Closing the gap between your dream job & your day job, reflects on his first blog that almost no one read and that didn't grow despite him showing up and writing for an entire year. "Looking back on it, I needed that year. I needed...

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.

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