A week ago I found out that my father died during the night. I had a complicated childhood, and he had been estranged from me for several years. A few years ago, he was hit with rapid-onset dementia and after a heroic attempt at caring for him by my mother and brother, he needed to … Continue reading Saying Goodbye to My Dad
Wherein I consider how much of an online presence is needful along with feeling similar to old Bilbo—like butter scraped over too much toast!
The strangest Pascha I'll probably ever see and why hopefully it will make me a better person.
This book is the best book in the English language on the Zettelkasten information storage technique, mostly because it is the only in the English language on Zettelkasten, which is the German word for "slip-box"—as in a box where index cards are stored. 20th-century social scientist Niklas Luhmann who used this technique to write 70 … Continue reading What is Zettelkasten? A Book Review of ‘How to Take Smart Notes’ by Sönke Ahrens
This is a short piece I wrote for a UoL creative writing assignment to give a stream-of-consciousness character introduction in the style of Mrs. Dalloway. This is a piece where a the main character is about to go through a very tragic event in 21st century history, but I don't think my British peers picked … Continue reading That Fateful Morning (Flash Fiction)
Wherein I give my opinion on what someone should put in their pipe and smoke it.
Here is my Reading list for 2020. I've never really used a reading plan before, but the AOM post Why You Need a Reading Plan convinced me that I'm doing it wrong. In a slow and unfocused manner, I had been putting together a list of potentials, but having the blogger Books of Titans post … Continue reading 2020 Reading List
In the past day or so I’ve seen four recent films, two in theaters and two while flying today. This is the same number of movies I might normally watch in an average month, so it’s a bit out of character for me but a welcome surprise nonetheless. My wife and I went to see … Continue reading Four Films in 26 Hours
I write this post to wish the happiest of happy birthdays to my brother in all but genetics Jacob Edward Kulp who today reaches two score years. The day that I turned around in 10th grade biology and asked you about the strange card game you were shuffling has altered the entire course of my life. Without … Continue reading Life begins at forty (a poem for Jacob)
Open up your ears.