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food

3 Weeks With An Induction Cooktop

By the time we moved out of our last place, I had come to terms with the electric stove. I just needed to set a five minute timer for my pans to pre-heat. So when I moved into our current place about a year ago, I was very excited to get a gas cooktop. However, […]

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blogging

Dice & Diapers: GMing Without… Anything

It’s GMing week! Here’s my latest post on Dice & Diapers https://www.dicendiapers.com/archives/gming-without-anything/ I also created a Twitter account @dicendiapers. It likely will just be links to the posts, albeit with sassier snippets and hashtags.

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blogging

Dice & Diapers: The Ever-Changing Parenting Routines

Latest cross-post from Dice & Diapers: https://www.dicendiapers.com/archives/the-ever-changing-parenting-routines/

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blogging

Dice & Diapers!

Recently, Julie and I started “knit & blog night”. She knits, and I blog. We both set aside an evening to do our separate hobbies together. Despite blogging every week, I have gone silent here on my blog because I started a new blog called Dice & Diapers: a RPG & Daddy blog. I have […]

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personal

Retaining What I Learn Revisited

In 2019, I set a goal to retain more of what I learned. I enjoy consuming a variety of educational media in books, newsletters, podcasts, and more, but I had difficulty retaining it much of it. By the end of that year, I called it a mixed success with a few takeaways: Mental reviews immediately […]

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personal

Daylight Saving Time Listicle

Twice a year, we all ask ourselves, “So what was the point of this in the first place?” Well, I thought I knew why we change our clocks, but apparently I was wrong. Here’s assorted list of Daylight Saving Time facts. Some of these are easily picked out of the Wikipedia article, but a few […]

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parenting personal technology

Changed My Mind: 2021 Edition Part 1

I always find it interesting when I change my mind about something. It can happen at any time for any reason, and I might not become conscious of it for awhile. However, when I actually realize it, it’s an interesting moment. It’s hard to remember my previous mindset and reconcile why it happened. Some amount […]

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board games

Board Games Best Played Online

Over the past 2 years, I have played 267 games on Board Game Arena. I have both learned many new games as well as gotten deeper into many of my past favorites. Although I have played a few games live, I mostly play turn-based games over the course of days or weeks. Rather than needing […]

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New Year's Goals

My 2022 Goals

You might say that I’m 6 weeks late in setting goals for the entire year. I am going to spin that and say that I just have gotten past the typical New Year’s resolution failure point and am going with something sustainable. Play “Happy Birthday” on Ukulele every day Band was probably the most important […]

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My 2021 Recommendations

Let’s start with the elephant in the room: the most time-consuming and best thing I did this year was parenting. I hope that continues to be true for many years. However, that doesn’t seem like something I should be generally recommending to everyone, so I still have the rest of this list. TV: Ted Lasso