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hmm... thoughts

Stardate 73667.8: First day of social distancing

First I wrote a Facebook post. Then Kristen and I picked up two dogs we are watching. One of them swam in the pond 3 times. Then I sold plants to people but tried not to shake their hands. I shook their hands but felt bad about it. I immediately washed my hands. I need to learn a 20 second poem. I counted and I only washed my hands for 10 seconds. Next, I went to Costco with a neighbor to laugh at people buying toilet paper. I bought cheese, coffee, açaí, and creamer. I did not witness a fight at Costco. We found parking easily. We left disappointed. 

I spent the evening retrofitting my office in case Megan comes home for 6 months. I sense she would rather not come home for 6 months. I painted trim in the office I meant to paint in 2016. There’s a lot I wish I could change about 2016. Painting the trim before installing it is one thing I wish I could change. 

Current body temperature: 98.3
Rolls of toilet paper: 3 cases
Number of times I touched my face today: A million
Supplies: We have 25 lbs of flour. 25 lbs of black beans. 1.5 gallons of creamer. 3 lbs of coffee. 

All good in the hood. 

Social distancing grade: D

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hmm... thoughts

The Villain in My Own Story

Here’s something coaching others has taught me: We’re often as much our own villain as we are our own hero.

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San Diego State

25-0, Aztec Fever Spreads

On Monday, I asked Kristen what she thought we should do about the Aztec game on Tuesday night since it was scheduled to tip at 8:00 PM, Jackson’s bed time.

You’ve got a streak going. It’s for a championship. And it’s New Mexico. He has a minimum day on Wednesday, he can catch up on sleep.

Kristen McLane, Woman of the Year Candidate for 2020
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Current Affairs

Your role in media manipulation

I’ve been trying to figure out a way to talk about this. Do you find this helpful? Leave me a comment to tell me what you think.

What I’m trying to get people to understand is that they are being manipulated by their impulse to respond. If you just ignore Person A, they have no power over the media. But if you respond, they own the media. Make sense?

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Current Affairs

These Divided States of America

Back in the day [really it was less than 10 years ago] I spent a lot of time talking about and helping The Marin Foundation. A question I’ve been asking myself lately is, “What can I take from that experience to apply to what’s happening in our country today?”

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Baja

Learning a Language in Your 40s

I wish I’d paid attention in middle school. I wish I’d paid attention in high school. I wish I’d paid attention in college.

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San Diego Living

Why is there No Shade?

I live on a block with virtually no shade on the street. There are 22 houses and only 3 have a shade tree in the front yard.

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management

Trading Magic Wands for Work Boots

Have you ever noticed how easy problems are to solve for people who aren’t involved?

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San Diego State

Aztec Fever

Objectively speaking, we’re the best team in the country. I’ll fight you on that.

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hmm... thoughts

Don’t forget the yeast

A couple years back I was watching a cooking show on Netflix that talked about making sourdough breads. (Among other things) And in section of the show talking about making sourdoughs breads I learned something really interesting: You don’t need a sourdough starter… you can make your own.