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Bullet Journal: One Year Later

I started my first bullet journal in October of 2016, making 2017 my first complete year with one. Being able to evolve the system to meet my needs is the primary reason I’ve actually stuck with it. I started with the original format, moved on something more elaborate and time-consuming, and now

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Fitness Trackers are Inaccurate. And it Doesn’t Matter.

“Fitness Trackers are Inaccurate” is a headline you’ll see frequently in the coming months. It is New Year’s Resolution time, and people are resolving to “get in shape” or “lose weight.” (A better resolution is “be healthier,” without the focus on appearance. But that’s a different topic.) Fitness tracker manufacturers love to cash

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Book Review: Fire on the Track

Fire on the Track: Betty Robinson and the Triumph of the Early Olympic Women by Roseanne Montillo was a book that caught my eye instantly when I saw it on Blogging For Books. A story about women changing what being feminine means? While they did something previously reserved for men? A tale of

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What is Geek Culture?

This week, it seems everyone is excited about Star Wars: The Last Jedi. There’s merchandise everywhere ranging from t-shirts and toys to razors and shower heads. And for the first time, it’s really struck me. Geek culture is now just pop culture. This has been years in the making of course. The MCU

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I’ve Been: Trail Running

I have never liked running. Not even a little bit. It hurts. It’s boring. The treadmill makes me feel like a hamster. And outside it is usually either too hot or too cold. But then for some reason I got the idea that I should go trail running. Basically, running on hiking

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Product Review: Garmin Vivoactive 3

Back in July I bought the Garmin Vivoactive smartwatch. I liked the device well enough, but the style was a major drawback. I started referring to it as “Michael Scott’s Plasma” because of how ridiculous it looked like on my wrist. But as silly as it looked, I liked the device for

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I am not a Xennial.

Once again the term “Xennial” is being tossed around. It’s supposed to be a term for those born between 1977 and 1985 (I was born in ’86. Close enough). Basically if you didn’t get the internet until high school or college, then you’re “Xennial.” I’m seeing my peers share articles like the

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Product Review: A Record of My Vinyl

When I saw the “A Record of My Vinyl” journal on Blogging For Books I was skeptical. I keep track of my collection in Discogs, which makes it very easy to search on the go. But, sometimes it can be slow if my phone is acting up or my data signal isn’t

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Book Review: The Physics of Everyday Things

The Physics of Everyday Things by James Kakalios seemed like a book that I should really enjoy. I love learning details about things we take for granted. But I just couldn’t get into it. I started reading it in August and it just didn’t catch my interest. I skimmed it and moved

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Smartwatch Use Cases

It seems everyone loves to argue about what gadget platform is better. Just last week when Claire and I were at Books and Brews, she mentioned her new Android phone and some dude had to chime in with an “iPhone is better.” Here’s the thing though, there is no “better” once you