Post from May 31st, 2020 at 12:20pm

I have been quiet because right now people should be listening to more black voices and fewer old, white men. However, let me be unequivocally clear that #blacklivesmatter ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼✊🏻✊

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Video from May 15th, 2020 at 8:43am

Our backyard camera caught a baby bird being fed on the deck

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Image from April 18th, 2020 at 1:05pm

After a month of fostering we said goodbye to Harriet aka Bashful today. It was sad to see her go, but we’re delighted that she has found her forever home

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Video from March 30th, 2020 at 4:17pm

When you get the foster dog to chase you, but forget that the foster dog dug a couple of holes earlier

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Post from March 11th, 2020 at 7:35pm

I went outside to water the backyard and by the time I came back inside travel from Europe to the US was restricted, the NBA was suspended and Tom Hanks announced that he tested positive for coronavirus 😳

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Video from March 6th, 2020 at 12:05pm

A year ago I was staring up at the canopy while paddling down a creek in the Amazon rainforest. I miss a year ago. (Sound on for full Amazon rainforest sound effects.)

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Image from March 3rd, 2020 at 10:40am

You never forget your first time πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

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Image from February 1st, 2020 at 8:10pm

The latest neighborhood wildlife sighting: a heron randomly landed on a nearby house

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Image from January 25th, 2020 at 8:49am

I made my first batch of homemade cold brew this week and it turned out delicious! β˜•οΈπŸ˜‹

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What I Read in 2019 πŸ“š

At the beginning of last year, I decided to listen to fewer podcasts and to use that time for audiobooks instead. I ended up β€œreading” 37 books in 2019:

These were my highlights:

I wasn’t sure if I would stick to this plan so I posted what I had read each month to keep myself honest and maintain momentum. However, I liked the sense of accomplishment and did not miss the repetitive tech podcasts at all. In fact, I unsubscribed from a few more podcasts throughout the year.

Going forward I don’t plan on doing the monthly posts and instead will just write an end of the year wrap up. If you want to see what I’m reading throughout the year then you can follow me on Goodreads.

Disclosure: I am an affiliate of Bookshop.org and I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.

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What I Read in December 2019 πŸ“š

I read two books in December:

You can also follow what I’m reading on Goodreads.

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Image from December 31st, 2019 at 8:50am

πŸ‘©πŸ»πŸ‘©πŸ»πŸ‘©πŸ»πŸ‘©πŸ»πŸ‘©πŸ»πŸ§”πŸ»πŸ§”πŸ»πŸ§”πŸ»πŸ§”πŸ»πŸΆπŸΆπŸΆπŸΆπŸπŸ•πŸ¦ˆ An incredible year of travel in 2019. Let’s keep this going in 2020!

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Video from December 25th, 2019 at 12:18pm

Olive spreading holiday cheer

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Image from December 22nd, 2019 at 6:52pm

Beach reflection

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Post from December 17th, 2019 at 3:02pm

I released the first update for Web Developer in over two years last night, followed by a couple of quick patch releases this morning. More details to come soon in a longer blog post, but thank you to those who have sent encouragement and donations. It is greatly appreciated! πŸ™Œ

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Video from December 5th, 2019 at 2:35pm

A few weeks ago a coyote den was discovered and cleared out behind our yard. Since then the raccoons have reappeared and the other night they tried to get in through our back door.

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What I Read in November 2019 πŸ“š

I read just one book in November:

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Link from November 20th, 2019 at 10:01am

β€œInspect each individual layout shift on a page to try to understand what could be causing the instability and actually try to fix the issues.” https://web.dev/fixing-layout-instability/

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What I Read in October 2019 πŸ“š

Having not finished any audiobooks in September I am trying to get back on track and read three books in October:

You can also follow what I’m reading on Goodreads.

Disclosure: I am an affiliate of Bookshop.org and I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.

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Image from October 18th, 2019 at 7:46pm

A πŸ¦” makes a good pillow

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