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Changelog 2023-04-15

Two months into paternity leave I got a cryptic email from my manager saying we had to have a phone call the following Friday morning. Because several people I know had been layed off that very same week I was sure I was about to receive similar news. But I was only half correct; everyone but me on my team was being laid off effective immediately. I’ve just finished my first full week back at work and would like to announce that I am aggressively seeking new opportunities 😬

Community Garden Update: 28 March 2023

These posts are going to be equal parts transparency and convenience for me. Transparency because I give an air of gardening skill and knowledge without providing any evidence that anything I do works, convenience because plaintext is just the fastest way for me to document things. Last year we did okay on our communtiy garden parcel. If I recall correctly we took in one harvest of radishes and carrots. Our co-planting of corn, beans, and squash didn’t work out except that our squash did beautifully.

A Brief Reflection on Masculinity Over Morning Coffee

My grandfather liked Louis L’Amour novels and John Wayne movies. He had a romantic image of the American frontier, and I remember him having a specific fixation on strong cowboy camp coffee. He was certain that these men boiled their coffee into a black tar that they then drank, and would conjure this image almost every time he was served a cup of coffee he deemed too weak. I thought about this, stood over my French press, of a mind that this might be as close to that cowboy coffee as I’d be willing to get.