Finding Balance 2020, General

Let’s not pretend this is new

The current situation of inflamed racial tensions in Minneapolis is distressing and frustrating. The video of George Floyd being held down with a knee to his neck is sickening. The disregard for the life of another individual is the epitome of pure evil, and thankfully, charges have been brought quickly against at least one of […]

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Finding Balance 2020, General

The Potato Guardian… a reading

Yesterday I came across an opinion piece in the Washington Post written by Alexandra Petri, about Trump’s comment to farmers regarding the need for strong second amendment rights to guard potatoes. I’m not making any comments here about the politics, that’s not what this is about. What I am doing is sharing a dramatic reading […]

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Finding Balance 2020, General

Political Discourse in the age of COVID-19

Lately it’s been harder and harder to participate in the social media sphere (and in particular Facebook). Because of the pandemic, and everyone having a lot more time on their hands, the amount of political discourse has gone up, while the quality of that discourse has often gone down. Too often I see deeper entrenchment […]

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Finding Balance 2020, General

Shoe review: Altra Timp 1.5

In the trail running world, Altra is a huge name. They sponsor a ton of racers, and are a fan favorite shoe for many, many runners. They’re also zero-drop shoes, which is why I’ve shied away from them for so long. A couple of years ago I did give them a spin with some demo […]

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Finding Balance 2020, General

New phones are a photographer’s dream

Last year I upgraded my iPhone 7 to an iPhone 11 Pro. One of the most compelling features of the 11 is the cameras. The capability to capture really good images, with such a small sensor size and lens is truly remarkable. Granted, it won’t beat a traditional mirrorless or SLR set up, but it’s […]

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Finding Balance 2020, General

A quick blog check-in

One may think that because of the pandemic and working from home full time, that you end up with all kinds of extra time to tackle all those big projects you’ve been planning. However, in reality, I’m still working, just as much as I did before. I have a little more time from not commuting, […]

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Finding Balance 2020, General

Some pandemic financial musing

A friend of mine and I had a conversation recently, and he was lamenting the fact that some folks are making more on unemployment (with the federal bonus) than when they were working, and now that some businesses are allowed to start working, they’re struggling to find people who want to come back to work. […]

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