Productivity, fulfillment, & mindfulness
KonMari for people who like doing a lot of stuff that requires physical objects.
Feb 1, 2021 (but this draft was sitting around for over a year, ha)
In which, having stayed up way too late last night reading Braiding Sweetgrass, I wax poetic about the lessons that edible plants have to offer, particularly to those of us who grew up without nature in our lives.
Apr 21, 2020
A letter to my past self on the critical importance of mindfulness in everyday executive functioning, and the resources I wish I’d had earlier.
Apr 20, 2020
A work-in-progress primer to decluttering one’s digital life and minimizing the constant entropic battle against the mighty modern tides of non-consensual marketing clutter.
Mar 22, 2020
You are a flawed human and there’s nothing you can do about it except, wait for it, you can construct simple and habitual safety nets to stop yourself from falling into the clear pitfalls you are well aware you constantly fall into.
Apr 1, 2019
Time is one of the most valuable things we have as sentient beings, and intentionally reward-hacking humans to get them to spend it maximizing your engagement metrics without regard for their life fulfillment is a terrible fucking waste. Deprogram your devices’ stranglehold over your life so you can do things you would actually choose to do.
Jul 24, 2017
Assorted tips for successfully effecting too many hobbies without getting trapped in endless spirals of neuroticism and/or attempts to overcome activation energy.
Feb 7, 2017
They say your best camera is the one you have on hand, a.k.a. usually your smartphone. My phone camera is absolute garbage, so I’ve tried to make it so that my actual best camera is always as easy as possible to grab — not just when I’m outside with it, but at every point in the process.
Jul 26, 2017
Tips for not only achieving a technically good photo, but learning to find and flatter your subject’s vitality and unique style without getting in their way while they do their thing. I personally try to balance crisp fire shapes with a focus on candid, expressive portraiture and motion.
Aug 3, 2016
Analysis of equipment concerns and non-concerns when it comes to nighttime portraiture of fire movement artists, prepended by a quick rundown of general technical photography and camera anatomy.
Aug 2, 2016
Breadmaking style recommendations to suit your personal degree of bread-fiend disease progression. Will you become a devout initiate of the golden-brown altar of crackling crusts, or will you partake more casually of wheaty treats? The choice is yours.
Mar 28, 2020
An introductory primer to getting started at my favorite combination antidepressant-exercise-community, flow arts.
Mar 27, 2020
A summary of fabric dyeing resources, how to predict your color result, approaches for different types of fibers, and other information I dug up while fixing the color on a piece of clothing I really like.
Nov 6, 2019
If you have attempted to be more vegetarian for environmental reasons and continually lapsed, try tabulating the personal convenience reasons. They are many.
Jul 16, 2019
I started learning Japanese and couldn’t find any structured resources for learning kana (phonetic symbols), so here’s the approach I came up with.
May 16, 2018
For fellow cheapskate nerds who refuse to do things before fully understanding them, here is a structured look at all the information I was able to compile about building yourself a DIY hair coloration routine and how to debug it without frying your hair.
Jul 14, 2016