Summerland Blog


Stumbling around the useful mistakes

In the not-so-distant past, I found myself sitting alone on a rug in my living room, wondering if I would ever be more than the culmination of all my previous[…]

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Endurance Book

Book Recommendation: Endurance by Alfred Lansing

Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage is the type of book you read when, 1. You’ve realized you need to work on personal discipline, and 2. You’re open to stories of survival[…]

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Is discipline better than motivation?

In early 2019, a friend informed me that I lacked discipline. I argued I did not lack discipline; I lacked motivation. She sent me a South Park meme in which[…]

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The solace in “Surrender”

Now and then I come across a song that knocks me over in a positive way. In this case, the video is also a powerful statement. The song is called[…]

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Just learn to see…

“Just learn to code.” There aren’t many modern phrases that annoy me quite like that one. It’s usually a comment casually tossed at someone who works in a declining industry,[…]

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The February 2019 Update

I took most of 2018 off to deal with the death of my brother. He would not have liked that, but you have to do what you have to do.[…]

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The truth about vanishing

This isn’t your typical status update, but it will explain why there have been no updates lately. I’m hoping it will not only give some insight into what I’m doing,[…]

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Let her Fly: On Challenger and the Rise of the Dream

I hadn’t been born when Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space. I was too young to get a feel for Svetlana Savitskaya, or the first American woman in space, Sally Ride.

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