Somewhere in Newfoundland
Shot in August 2016 on Fuji X100T in the Djupavik area of Westfjords, Iceland. Untouched images were cut together automatically by the iOS 10 Photos app on an iPhone 6.
In January 2011, I travelled to the Antarctic Peninsula with my dad and uncle. Read more…
Just Delete The Apps
The problem with Facebook, Twitter and Instagram is that they offer a never-ending feed of interesting, but low-quality information.
One can either:
- Keep up with the flow. (Very time consuming)
- Check in periodically without back-reading. (Moderate)
Most people are incapable of #2, and try to consume all of it. I am particularly compulsive in that regard.
I left Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by simply deleting the apps on my iPhone. This freed up at least an hour a day to do real stuff, and made me more present in the real world.
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Taking a slow-and-steady approach to fitness, I worked out in moderation every day of 2014. Here’s the chart:
I’m a runner. I like road races and trail/mountain running, but striving to do anything “well” is time consuming. In early 2013, when our second child was born, I decided that I would have to cut back on the time and intensity of my running “hobby”.
As 2014 approached, it was clear that it was going to be another year of parenting-before-all-else. So if I wasn’t going to have a running agenda, maybe I could try a little experiment instead. On New Year’s Eve 2013, I decided that I would try to exercise every day for the entire year.
The goal for the year was to see if I could not just maintain, but increase my fitness through regular, moderate exercise. By dropping the focus from running, and thus, dialing back on “training” and “intensity”, I could look forward to a year of small adventures. On any given day, I could choose just about any activity I wanted to do without having to worry about a running schedule.
Bearded tree processed with Ozono Studio actions.
A little bit of Jackson Pollock in the forest.