Why do I maintain this site and blog? I believe everyone has something meaningful to say and share. Because gradients of difference our how we learn from each other. What you don’t know someone else might. So, I share my thoughts on my experiences, experiments, travel, and often ideas from the philosophy of minimalism. The one thing I wish I had learned more than anything else when I was younger. Why do I love minimalism?
Professional Summary I am a technology consultant with 10+ years experience as a technical Information Systems Analyst. I have worked primarily in the Telecommunications vertical and also on web and mobile application technologies. Most recently I have worked in the web content syndication space where I have developed my abilities in the Professional Services role. […]
Beer Rush is a HTML5 Game. The goal of the game is to serve beers to the customers as they slowly advance towards the barman. If any customers reach the end of the bar or a returning beer is not caught by the barman, the player loses a life. Open in new window/tab here.
These Allbirds Tree Dashers are the late 2020 reworking of the original AllBirds trainers. I had a pair of the original joggers when they first launched years earlier. They were woefully under-designed to be a serious running shoe. They even lost their new “cool” factor when Paul Ryan could be spotted walking around in them. Some years later, I am giving them another try after a few redesigns, new styles and color options, and improved engineering.
I find I have to constantly explain the idea of Minimalism to everyone I discuss it with because their first idea is some Monk like existence, barren of joy or material belongings, wasting away alone in some empty white walled room. That’s the double entendre in the naming this philosophy, Minimalism. In reality, Minimalism should be equated with Essentialism. An essentialist philosophy that is reinforced by mindfulness. The two fuel the thoughtful consideration of everything we bring into our lives and how we allot our time and attention.
As we neared the end of winter early in 2020, and the first signs of spring were sprouting, we discussed how we wanted to define this year during one of our longer walks. The quarantine had only just begin and the first rush of travel cancellations and postponed plans had been grudgingly agreed to. A wealth of free time was now on our hands. We asked ourselves what would we do to not go crazy and we elected on making this a year of self-improvement. Those long delayed “some day” aspirations would start getting daily attention, others at least once a week; but whatever we could manage under a lockdown, would get our time and focus.