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food

A Tale of Two Taste Tests

Recently, a coworker mentioned that growing up, he had blue ketchup. It didn’t taste different. It wasn’t some other type of tomato. Heinz just thought it would be fun to put blue food coloring into ketchup. Although it’s no longer available, this product wasn’t the end of Heinz’s innovations in ketchup. In fact, in our […]

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parenting personal video games

Changed My Mind: 2021 Edition Part 2

This post is a followup to Part 1 where I reflect specifically on cases where I have learned, grown up, or adapted to new circumstances. Physical Books This one is a cop-out because I still actually prefer reading ebooks for myself. However, I have a new reason to want to have physical books around. I […]

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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 […]