Early on in college, I had a love affair with self-publishing. I loved the idea of putting everything online under the Creative Commons license, sharing what I wrote freely, and self-publishing so people could print my work out if they wanted. I loved the idea of information being free, and I figured that if my work was good, people would give me money for it out of the good of their hearts.

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Forgiving the North Side

March 28, 2016

The guy who cuts my hair normally wasn’t available. When I looked at the schedule online, I didn’t see him listed for several weeks, so I sought out the woman who had also cut my hair a couple of times in the last year and who had done a great job. I was dismayed to […]

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Some personal thoughts on financial management

March 24, 2016

Yesterday on Meta-Manage I posted about how to manage your finances in 5 minutes or less per day. I’m always perplexed when someone tells me they don’t budget or look at their financial accounts regularly, but I know one of the reasons people don’t is because it can be daunting and seem like a lot […]

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Oh, right, I’m not in college anymore

March 22, 2016

I started college in 2003 working on a bachelor’s in religious studies. In 2006, I met April and fell in love, and I knew that I was going to need a job and some money before we could get married, so I started pursuing a full-time job and I was hired at Missouri State University […]

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I’m so glad I’m not Daredevil

February 17, 2016

I feel selfish and guilty sometimes for not being like a superhero, but mostly I’m just glad that my life is a whole lot easier than Daredevil’s.

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My life is pretty cool you guys. I should write more about it.

February 14, 2016

I haven’t blogged much in a while, so enjoy this wall of textual updates about everything that has been going on the last few months.

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What To Do Next

January 3, 2016

It’s 2016, which means the annual retrospective has presented itself. I didn’t want it, and it wouldn’t respect my wishes. 2015 was good. I worked at Adaptavist all year and enjoyed it. April and I bought a new house and eventually sold our old one. We traded the truck in for a minivan. I graduated […]

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I blog more on Tumblr than on WordPress

October 11, 2015

I’m not willing to give up my WordPress because it provides me with so much more flexibility and power than Tumblr does, but I enjoy writing on Tumblr more. It’s my go-to for anything blog-like that isn’t super long form. And these days, most of my posts are things I’m sharing or something that’s just […]

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A bit about project management writing

June 18, 2015

Remember that blog I started last year, Meta-Manage, where I was going to write about management stuff? I wouldn’t blame you for forgetting about it, since I regularly seem to forget about it too. Anyways, I’m hoping to start writing there more often. I don’t know if I’ll start writing here too, so as always, […]

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