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Urban Hiking – Then and Now

I began urban hiking in 2008. For a brief overview, read the introduction on my Best of Urban Hiking page.

The way I urban hike has changed quite a bit since the early days. Because I now have a … [continue reading]

Digital Minimalism – Focused and Isolated

After quitting Facebook and uninstalling Instagram, I stumbled onto the book Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport. This book makes the case and gives advice on what I already knew.

Social media, smartphones and other digital distractions are killing our … [continue reading]

The Sauna vs My Skin

In January, I mentioned in the post Regular Sauna Use: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly that as much as I loved the sauna it was damaging my skin.

…people with a history of rosacea are advised not to

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Potatoes and Protein – Insurance Against Weight Gain

Spring is just starting here in Seattle, so I thought I would share my winter experience with the Potatoes and Protein Diet. For background on that diet, see:

Potatoes and Protein – A No Hunger Template For Fat Loss

Normally, … [continue reading]

I Started Something 20 Years Ago

Today my coffee website INeedCoffee.com turns 20 years old.

ineedcoffee 20 comic

I don’t know of another active independent coffee blog on the Internet that has lasted as long. There are two in Canada that are older, but neither are active (CoffeeKid … [continue reading]

My Review of the Spanish Learning Apps (2019)

In 2015, I began using mobile apps to learn Spanish. I’ve tried a lot of them. Some are better than others. A few people recently asked for my feedback on the topic, so I am putting this post together. Maybe … [continue reading]