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Fall 2020 Blog Update (Part 7) ~ What Comes Next: 2020, 2021, & 2022

Declaring one’s intentions can be dangerous. If public announcements don’t fall prey to hollow chest-thumping, they can feel restrictive, like binding contracts incapable of being changed. Noted. And yet I’m willing to accept these risks. I know that sharing my plans can offer some direction for this site’s development. So think of this as a … Continue reading Fall 2020 Blog Update (Part 7) ~ What Comes Next: 2020, 2021, & 2022

Fall 2020 Blog Update (Part 6) ~ Lessons Learned: Conviction

After moaning for weeks about the finicky elevator in my new apartment, I eventually settled on the perspective that maybe the elevator wasn’t malfunctioning. Or, rather, if it was, it didn’t matter. Granted, many of the technologies I find in Spain are either currently broken, were recently broken, or are fated to be broken soon. … Continue reading Fall 2020 Blog Update (Part 6) ~ Lessons Learned: Conviction

Fall 2020 Blog Update (Part 5) ~ Current Challenges: Applying Energy Management

At the sagging end of 2020, I’ve begun to appreciate energy management more practically. As a discipline merging the mysteries of mystics with the observations of scientists, it’s not a philosophy that can exist apart from a practice. Despite the challenges that arose during an extended COVID-19 quarantine, I have managed to stumble forward in some ways. While … Continue reading Fall 2020 Blog Update (Part 5) ~ Current Challenges: Applying Energy Management

Fall 2020 Blog Update (Part 4) ~ Current Challenges: Understanding Energy Management

At first glance, my greatest challenge during 2020 appeared to be time management: What should I do with so much free time? Not only did I have the standard summer break for people working in the teaching field, I had an additional two months off after being inactivated from my normal work duties due to … Continue reading Fall 2020 Blog Update (Part 4) ~ Current Challenges: Understanding Energy Management

Fall 2020 Blog Update (Part 1) ~ So, Where’s the Content?

Forgive me, Father, for I have—  Okay, maybe I’m being just a little dramatic. Eight months after I launched this website in March 2020, I’ve had a modest visit count by most measures. Granted, I’ve shared very little content so far; nor have I made much effort to promote it. Still, the principle remains.  Although my infrequent … Continue reading Fall 2020 Blog Update (Part 1) ~ So, Where’s the Content?

Halloween & Election Day 2020, Frank Zappa Style: The Torture Never Stops

Trick or treat? Halloween is paving the way for the United States presidential election this year, deep in the COVID-19 crisis of 2020. Fortunately, as we’re peeling smashed pumpkins from the street, riding a national sugar high in various states of isolation, anxious and uncertain about our future, democracy persists. We remain citizens bound to … Continue reading Halloween & Election Day 2020, Frank Zappa Style: The Torture Never Stops

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