notes

    πŸ“· Day 11: sky #mbapr

    We watched the eclipse from Total Eclipse Fest in Cleveland. It was cool seeing all the NASA exhibits and being there for the official NASA broadcast!

    The solar eclipse at totality with the Brown's stadium in the foreground.

    πŸ“· Day 6: windy #mbapr

    12mph winds today. The tree branches out back are swaying calmly while the clouds float past leisurely.

    Two bare trees in a grass field. Blue sky with large white clouds.

    πŸ“· Day 5: serene #mbapr

    What greater serenity is there than fri(ed rice)day?

    White rice, pork, and mixed vegetables in a wok.

    πŸ“· Day 4: foliage #mbapr

    Taken at a local disc golf course last summer.

    Trees surround grass surrounding a pond. In the right side of the foreground there is a disc golf basket and large tree.

    πŸ“· Day 3: card #mbapr

    Another view of Day 1’s subject.

    An ace of spades sticking out of a box of cards with a holographic beehive theme. Spacecraft models are blurred in the background.

    πŸ“· Day 2: flowers #mbapr

    A beautiful bouquet my wife put together. We got these flowers from our friend and her mom, they run a flower stand together at our local farmer’s market.

    A bouquet of pink and yellow flowers with mature tall grasses intermixed. Sitting on a faux qaurtz countertop with bright sunlight casting a long shadow away from the bouquet.

    Looking forward to the Micro.blog April Photoblogging Challenge!

    πŸ“· Day 1: toy #mbapr

    These playing cards sit on display in the background of my video calls. I used to mess around with card magic, now they get pulled down for Euchre occasionally. They also make for a nice fidget toy during meetings!

    Two playing card decks in their boxes. One is NASA themed, the other is killer bees themed.

    Today I learned that nasa (pronounced naw-saw) in Hebrew means “to lift, bear up, carry, take”. Seems fitting with the mission of NASA! Hebrew Lexicon

    It was a beautiful day for disc golf, and then 10 minutes later… it wasn’t πŸ˜…

    A concrete disc golf tee pad and disc golf bag in the foreground with a grass field and trees in the background.A red disc golf basket in front of trees with blurry snowflakes speeding through the frame.

    I love weekend days when I can stroll around town, ducking in and out of local shops with the family.

    An alleyway with murals of astronauts in space flanking either side.

    Just stumbled on https://aboutideasnow.com/ on Mastodon. This seems like a great resource for finding good personal sites to follow and people to connect with!

    It’s a tough job being the human garbage disposal that cleans up after family meals, but someone has to do it.

    Filling out a local tax refund form this morning, dreaded but necessary πŸ™„. I only worked in the office 16% of the time last year. I actually spent more time not working at all, since I was able to use parental leave. I’m feeling thankful for NASA’s parental leave policy!

    My wife and I finally put pins in our world map! I’m grateful for the travel opportunities we’ve had, but there’s a lot more yet to be explored! πŸ“πŸ—ΊοΈ

    A framed world map on a wall with a handful of pins around north America.

    vast expanse, stars born,
    galaxies like sand, and us
    pale blue perfection

    Been feeling resistance to posting on here. So this is me doing something small (“literally anything”) to get moving again Do literally anything

    Coffee and journals were made for each other. β˜• πŸ–‹οΈ

    A brown leather journal with a black pen clipped on, a Chemex pour-over and a coffee mug sit atop a brown wooden table.

    Spotted this during date night. A good omen?

    A book titled Born to Blog sits turned outward on a bookshelf in front of other books.

    “What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence, a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it.”

    - Tim Ferriss, The 4-Hour Workweek

    This is a big reason that I’ve been off of social media. The main thing I miss is keeping up with life updates from friends and family. Someone should build an AI that watches my social feeds and sends me a summarized weekly email of my friends' and family’s updates.

    I added a new option for subscribing to new posts on my Subscribe page. Now you can choose between subscribing only to long-form Articles or subscribing to all posts.

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