People carrying fishing poles walk along a stone jetty, small against the sky.

What Remains of That Digital Declutter

Back in March I started a digital declutter. There are lots of posts about how those things start, but not many about how it’s going. These are some things I have been doing that have helped me feel more focused and intentional.

May 28, 2022

That Didn't Happen!

I’ve got a life-long habit of spinning up virtual people and arguing with them, which is to say a life-long habit of telling stories to myself that aren’t true. It’s tough to break, and I haven’t broken it. But I’ve added a little thing to the loop.

May 19, 2022
Bowls and cups stacked in a window on a wooden sill.

Notes on a digital declutter

I put some thought into how to apply digital minimalism. This is due for a rewrite and update, but it might spark some thought for people considering how to take a step back and clean out their digital closets.

February 9, 2022
Monochrome. A dead tree against a misty background.

A tree on the floodplain

Once we recognize that all things are impermanent, we have no problem enjoying them.

January 18, 2021
Sea cliffs. A lone figure stands at their base.

Cool Alone

‘We don’t deserve resolution; we deserve something better than that. We deserve our birthright, which is the middle way, an open state of mind that can relax with paradox and ambiguity.’

October 5, 2020
Alan Watts' book "The Wisdom of Insecurity" on a wooden table with an open notebook next to it.

Be here now

Longing for a remembered state of perfect presence is to not be present with this imperfection.

July 14, 2020

a pause for appreciation

An early pandemic moment of gratitude.

April 23, 2020
A woman looks into a shop window. Behind her is a bike with a bouquet of white balloons.

Journals Against Stories

This is about a supplemental habit I’ve picked up to go along with my recent anti-story practice, and it’s also a mini-review of the DayOne app. I’ve known for a while that it’s good for me to have some sort of journaling to help deal with ADHD. I slip in and out of it, and use a variety of means to journal, including this blog, plain text files, and physical notebooks ....

June 26, 2017