Tag: Personal Projects

  • October 11, 2023

    October 11, 2023

    Not even a few years ago, if you would’ve asked me to buy a router, I would’ve come back with something to transmit the internet. It’d have multiple antennae and lights that flash green when everything is working the way it should. To set it up, I’d use a computer.

  • August 27, 2023

    “I have to give this a go,” I keep telling myself. My parents reiterate the same to me when I speak with them. “If I don’t try this, I’ll always wonder what could’ve come of it.” So, I’m doing it. Most of the time, it’s pretty good. Sometimes, I get nervous. I’m an anxious person,…

  • August 16, 2023

    August 16, 2023

    Some days are slower than others. Today, we took a pedal boat around the lagoon at Bowness Park. We were never moving too fast. For an hour, without any gusto, we pedalled.

  • July 27, 2023

    July 27, 2023

    I rotated my tires today. Six tire changes took place. I kept wishing I had just paid the guy to do it when I went in for an oil change.

  • July 25, 2023

    July 25, 2023

    I got out of bed around 10:00 this morning. Well, I got out of bed at 7:00 am to feed the girls and then went back to bed. There are very few mornings when Eloise isn’t pestering me to get out of bed to feed them. If nipping at my toes doesn’t work, she’ll start…

  • July 23, 2023

    July 23, 2023

    Creativity is a funny thing. We seem to value it very highly in our private lives but dismiss it too easily in our professional ones.

  • July 22, 2023

    July 22, 2023

    Playing used to mean going outside to ride my bike, play street hockey, shoot hoops in the driveway, or build something with Lego. It made senses to call those activities “playing” because they were fun and carefree. Going to the playground wouldn’t be all that much fun if it were work.

  • July 1, 2023

    July 1, 2023

    Summer break takes a few days to set in. It’s the cold pool your toes need to test first. Soon enough, you’ll acclimatise and be swimming without reservation.

  • June 14, 2023

    June 14, 2023

    After a rather busy day at work, I went for a haircut. I got home, kept my shoes on, gave the girls cats a treat, and then went straight to the barbershop about half a block away. When I rocked up, one of the owners was sitting outside. I asked if they were open and…

  • May 21, 2023

    May 21, 2023

    I was able to get outside today to make a pen. It felt good. I felt out of practice.

  • May 11, 2023

    May 11, 2023

    Sometimes, progress is imperceptibly slow. I often think that I’m not getting anywhere with SANA Stationery & Gifts. I won’t have made a pen in a while or done any woodworking. I still won’t have prepared this year’s ledger or taken pictures of pens I’ve made. The website will still be in need of a…

  • May 6, 2023

    May 6, 2023

    Casey Neistat talks about ADD in one of his recent videos. The way he describes it, as the ability to hyper focus but unable to commit to anything long term, resonated with me. I feel like that’s how I am, too.