Brain grinding & other ailments

The Fight You Don’t See – Rhoneisms:

All of these happen. Daily. Often, many times a day. I’m pretty sure no one around me can tell. Most of the time no one is around when they occur.

And, I know I’m not alone. I know from speaking about it to other mental illness survivors that it happens to them too. Maybe not exactly the same things or thoughts but similar enough to let me know I’m not alone. Th

Good advices

The Problem with Newsletter Advice — CJ Chilvers:

The good advice for business (and life) is boring and readily available.

Deliver value.
Save money automatically.
Strive for more agency in work and life.
Be kind.
Be generous.
Put family first.
Without your health, nothing else can happen.
And so on…

CJ talks about newsletters, but does a nice abstraction about the key

Skill as art, peer review as expression

A friend and colleague asked me to review a section of an already sent customer deliverable. The customer expressed strong negative views about the content and how it was communicated in one specific section. “The customer is always right,” and the customer also happens to be correct in their assessment.

I’m not throwing the person who wrote this material “under the bus”. Most people in IT

Mask Policy

My civil liberties aren't violated by wearing a mask. I don’t measure such things by how many droplets my respiratory system can expel onto other people.


What I am doing now …


It's still there, waiting for me, or so I'm lead to believe.


Still in Seoul for work. I head home in 12 days. While I've enjoyed my time here, I'm ready to be home. I've been busy and expect to stay that way.


Done for the semester, but the school of life remains open 24x365!

Thinking out loud: Cars; or the absence thereof

I loved not owning or having a car for the three years I lived in Tokyo.

While I like Midori, my 13+ year Toyota, I would love to hand her off to someone else.

During the pandemic she was mostly parked. The occasional drives could easily have been done in another family vehicle or postponed. Now I'm in Korea for 2 months. She is collecting tree detritus.

I've got an adult child livin

Knocks, yellow, reflection

Someone is knocking on a nearby hotel room door with an implement. The sound is metallic, hollow, and I can't help but think louder for me than the intended recipient.

A yellow dust from China descended on Korea, a dust obscuring Seoul after a rainfall forecast to clear out pollution. I'm told it's an annual event, the yellow dust.

I settled up the hotel bill for my most recent two weeks in residence. It'

Incomplete adventures, part X of ∞

I wandered around Cheonggyecheon stream, a bit of a tiny river and flood prevention that cuts through Seoul, last Saturday March 27.

Cherry blossoms on my daily constitutional

Spring is awesome.

I photographed these on my constitutional around the Seoul's Yeouido district.

Male diet culture: Another diet with a clever hashtag, branding

"The food movement became the wellness culture, which is just diet culture rebranded by Gwyneth Paltrow." :

men, look: It’s really okay to just talk about your feelings and maybe hug a friend? You do not have to take cold showers and workout twice a day or use a dumb acronym just because you did something nice for someone else. (Also maybe it’s even nicer if you don’t n

Toast of Tardiness

New mystery anthology cover illustration offers a witty twist on the “Toast of Tardiness” trope:
If you’re into manga and anime, you’ve probably seen it before. The so-called “Toast of Tardiness” trope in which a schoolgirl, late for school, rushes out of her home with a piece of toast in her mouth, only to collide into a boy at the street corner, has been used and parodied so many times it almost needs no introduc

Mastodon @ SDF

"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko