Posts contained in the “Modern Life” category:

Items from my life, and therefore, completely boring.

My life…

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more accurate depiction of my life right now. http://cdn.kjodle.net/video/MitM_my_life.mp4

Recipe Journals

I’m not quite sure how to describe this… A while back, I used to spend a lot of time visiting my parents on the weekends. My mother mostly spent the weekend either gardening or watching television, depending on the weather. I love working in a garden, but television bores me. So on rainy weekends, I …read more…

Getting things done…

I’m surrounded by paper, because I’m a writer who happens to prefer writing first drafts longhand (and with a pencil, at that!). I’m also a bit of a scribbler. I’ve become aware lately that I’ve started more projects than I’ve finished. I need to re-establish my habit of completion. I’ve also wanted to pare down …read more…

A few thoughts on the dumpster fire that is capitalism…

Capitalism is not your friend…

Let Me Introduce You to the Internet, 2018 Version

Just got some things I’m going to leave right here. Enjoy your Saturday!  

A New CDN Server (Also, How Not to Run a Business)

Wait, that’s not quite the story I want to tell. The story I want to tell is that a long time ago, I decided to have my own website, and not long thereafter, I decided to do a podcast or two, mainly to see if I could. (It turned out that I could.) Uh-oh. The …read more…

I Will Always Love You

Photo by Jess Watters from Pexels

One of my favorite songs, written by Dolly Parton. Here’s her version: I apologize for the poor sound quality, but that’s an old television clip. Most people are aware of Whitney Houston’s version, which is one of the first times I’ve ever preferred a cover to the original, but what I did not know is …read more…

Notes for Young Pioneers

Because of $reasons, I have a lot of young people in my life right now who are taking their first steps into the bigger, adult world. A handful of them have asked me for various bits of advice, and because I like to write and also because I hate repeating myself (there are more efficient …read more…

The Forest of Spam, Part 4

Just a few things I noticed when looking through my spam folder.

What’s Left…

I wrote earlier about the flood that destroyed about a third of my possessions (books, mostly). Until last weekend, I still had two boxes to go through, and I have been dreading doing so. Box one is mostly memorabilia and decorations from Mexico. I still haven’t gotten into that one yet, and when I do, …read more…

All the potatoes belong to us now…

Meerkat

I had a minor health scare that put me in the hospital last Friday. Everyone at work thought I was having a “cardiac event”, so off I went to the hospital. Believe me, there’s nothing—and I am now an expert in this, so you can take this as gospel—absolutely nothing like spending six hours in …read more…

2018 Goals

I learned long ago not to make New Year’s Eve resolutions because they are just something you make in a drunken haze at what is, possibly, the worst night of the year to make decisions. If anything, our culture these days almost encourages people to make bad resolutions or to abandon good ones, just so …read more…

Because Flowcharts Make Everything Clearer

via GIPHY I saw this on John Scalzi’s website and thought it was so brilliant that it was worth copying, except for two things: That would involve actual work. Self-appointed copyright experts would come out of the woodwork to tell me that I’m violating his copyright, which I would not be if I made my own, …read more…