Freelance Friday 062 – July 19

This Monday was my first Monday off in a long time, at least as a regular practice. Going forward, I’ll be heading on adventures most Monday’s. Climbing mountains and such because, who says you have to work Monday? Accordingly, I’ve adjusted the numbers in my budget so that I understand how many billable hours I […]

The Best Solution Is the Simplest and Oldest Sometimes

From Mark We live in a world of nearly endless options for productivity and writing software. Personally, I’ve tried many. But sometimes the best solution is one of the simplest and oldest. For me, that solution was “downgrading” to plain text files as my primary means for note-taking, writing, knowledge management and life organization. I’ve […]

The More I Write My Thoughts

From Joe: The more I write out my thoughts, the more I understand myself and the more I want to write out my thoughts. I too journal my thoughts on the day in my Bullet Journal. Sometimes it’s intimate, sometimes it’s me saying I wish I could read more without needing to do “billable” hours […]

Margin Gives You Breathing Room

Good short post from Shawn on breathing room. To be blunt, without margin, you are suffocating your ability to walk out your values. The margin I’ve created in my business lets me take Monday’s off for adventures in the mountains or to hang out with my kids just because they asked me to play with […]

Gloria Lookout to Thurston Connector

In 2016 I had a brilliant idea, why on earth do I need to work Monday? Why can’t I go skiing with my daughter every Monday in the winter? So, as soon has her Sunday ski lessons ended in January, I didn’t work a Monday until after Spring Break. Fast forward to 2019 and I’m […]

2019 Reading So Far – What Mattered

I saw Jamie Todd Rubin give a short update on what he read this year so far and I realized that it’s about time for me to share some of my favourites too. Yup most of these are going to be Amazon links and I get about .0000001 cent if you purchase, well maybe a […]

Driving Is the Price of 1St Class Citizenship

Interesting piece about driving: My neighbor’s passing was shocking and heartbreaking. But at the time, it felt like a basically unavoidable tragedy. In our small city in Michigan—like almost everywhere in America—driving is the price of first-class citizenship. We never stopped to ask whether a different bargain was possible. Since her passing, approximately 1 million […]

Get Your Kids on a Project Management System?

This sounds crazy to me: When Tonya Parker, a mom in Illinois, wanted to better organize her family life a little over a year ago, the first thing she did was set her kids up on Trello, a web-based project-management tool. Parker’s four children, ages 9 to 18, now use Trello, which is more typically […]

Why Is There So Much Personal Data to Protect

In this good article on privacy this made me laugh out loud The question we need to ask is not whether our data is safe, but why there is suddenly so much of it that needs protecting. The problem with the dragon, after all, is not its stockpile stewardship, but its appetite. Basically if Google […]

The Success of the Tortoise and the Hare in Law and the LSAT

My notes from Revisionist History: The Tortoise and the Hare 4:40 the best former clerk Jeff Sutton would never have been hired, and he’s a tortoise 7:40 the LSAT favours people who can process difficult problems quickly. Processing without understanding is the key thing that the LSAT tests for. 10:50 reading for The Supreme Court […]

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