Day ten

Dear diary, Today I unfollowed like a thousand people on Twitter. Honestly, who were all those strangers? On one hand, I followed many people for many reasons, and didn’t feel like I added too much mental overhead to my life by clicking the follow button. OTOH tho, omg that was a lot of strangers to […]

Day nine

It’s the ninth day of the year, my ninth day in a row thumbtyping something into this publishing machine, because the streak is just getting started. Have I ever blogged here nine days in a row before? Mayyyybe at the beginning, in grad school, excited about everything. Have I ever written nine posts here without […]

Day eight

Every morning, I walk the dog along a variable route on our neighborhood sidewalks and paths, usually along the shores of one, two, or three of our little lakes, depending on the weather, her mood, and how many other dogs we see (and avoid — her behavior around other dogs is… suboptimal.) In warm weather, […]

Day seven

Did everyone get a sunrise like this today, or is the steam from our friendly neighborhood data centers starting to change our microclimate? Just asking… I remember waking up to smog-filtered kaleidoscope sunrises in New Jersey, sleeping on floors working on student films my junior year of college. That spring, I learned to love sandbags […]

Day six

At the end we preferred to travel all night,  Sleeping in snatches,  With the voices in our ears, saying  That this was all folly.  – T. S. Eliot, Journey of the Magi …but also about parenting, probably. We arrived at Epiphany today with the second child ailing of the stomach bug that kept the first […]

Day five

Weekends can be tricky! But the streak must go on. There aren’t any tweets in my Notes file today, but this might’ve been a good self-deprecating thought, whether or not it’s original: Y’know, for someone who likes to avoid conflict, I sure do enjoy replaying every one in my head over and over again. Photo […]

Day four

Me: Has a stubborn cold throughout holiday season. Also me: Stubbornly consumes a large percentage of the gluten, sugar, and dairy laden holiday foods in the house. Every time I’ve opened Twitter on my desktop this week, it’s 90 percent people dunking on people and 10 percent AOC dancing. Guess which I prefer? I’m allowing […]

Day two

Back to work means back at my laptop all day, with too easy access to Twitter and Facebook and all the rest, but it was great to spend a bunch of focused time catching up on email and other research after the holidays. has TV commercials now, which is both wild and refreshing: What […]

Day one

Deleted FB, Messenger, and Twitter from my phone. Here's to leaving things behind in 2018! — Ryan “Seasonal Rotation” Sholin (@ryansholin) January 1, 2019 It’s the first day of the year 2019, and for Reasons, I have deleted Facebook, FB Messenger, and Twitter from my phone in recent days. It hasn’t been entirely unpleasant! But […]