STAYING SANE

Marking Down the Moments

My family left for a Florida vacation on Friday, March 13. When we came back a few days later the world turned upside down and we were all working from home and self-isolating.

It’s not quite yet been a month, but everyone is finding some sort of new normal. None of us like it. All of us miss our friends, co-workers, sports, movies, restaurants, and so, much more.

The last few days were both bright, sunny and warm and cold, rainy, and overcast. Today, it’s sunny and cold which feels about right. I was able to take a walk with my wife when it was nice and sneak in a walk with the dog right before the weather turned.

For me, I’ve tried to make the most of this time. I’m still trying to find a proper morning ritual and be as positive as possible during the day to do the kind of work I want to put out into the world.

I thought it might be a good idea to mark down the moments that have helped me not be as crazy as I could be during this crazy pandemic:

  • Deciding to re-establish this website as my one and only online home. I still have lots to do, but this is the foundation.
  • Spending time with my wife during the day. We’ve taken a couple of walks and spent time watching things we might not have watched otherwise.1
  • Cleaning up the basement and my home office to be better for all day working and video meetings
  • Staying mostly away from the news because the rabbit hole of 24-hours of a shitshow would not do my psyche any good.
  • Watching all the new YouTube content pop up from a variety of sources. The mini-concerts are the best.
  • Drinking more water all day
  • Silly text messages from my friends that have now devolved into a fictional story about the Chupacabra King.

Be well everyone. Stay safe.


  1. Tiger King, I’m looking right at you 

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