Monthly Recap (Oct 2020)

A tesseract in 3-D, with Magnatiles

Major updates

  • Gradual “actual physical school” transition for Tara
  • Halloween!

Minor updates

  • Introducing card games to Tara: War, Go Fish!
  • Misc maintenance
    • replacing hood and range in kitchen
    • AC repair
  • A new pen: TWSBI 580
  • Using Obsidian and liking it

Watched/read/made

  • Finished reading Harry Potter & Sorceror’s Stone with Tara, started on The Chamber of Secrets
  • Watching: Enola Holmes, The Old Guard, Serious Men, Rebecca
  • A few episodes of The Great British Baking Show and Somebody feed Phil
  • Lima beans science experiment for Tara’s school

Generally interesting links – Oct 2020

Solzhenitsyn at Harvard, 1978

Computing

Programming languages

The web

People

The world

Science

Misc

Monthly Recap (Sep 2020)

A unicorn, with its notebook, I think.

Major updates

  • Trip to Capitola

Minor updates

  • A new family board game: Labyrinth
  • Re-activated my Facebook account, mostly to follow Tara’s school account
  • This month went by … really quickly
  • Created a separate place to record all the fragments I keep finding

Watched/read/made

  • Watched Vast of Night (Amazon)
  • Away, Social Dilemma, Pets United, Struggle: life & lost art of Szugalski (Netflix)

Generally interesting links – Sep 2020

Monthly Recap (Aug 2020)

Working from home …

Major updates

  • Tara began (virtual) kindergarten (!)

Minor updates

  • Garage cleanup
  • Finished my fourth 1000-piece puzzle
  • Haircuts
  • Some dentist trips
  • Trips: Pleasanton to meet friends, SF/Sausality day trip

Watched/read/made

  • Read nothing, sigh.
  • Watched more of Someone Feed Phil
    • Watched The Bookshop, Shakuntala Devi, Baby’s day out, Little Women

Generally interesting links – Aug 2020

Crater formed after methane build-up in thawing permafrost (people shown for scale)

Monthly Recap (Jul 2020)

Chalk painting in the driveway

Major updates

  • Tara “graduated” from pre-school
  • Bunch of day trips (Rockaway beach, Sanborn county park, Waddell beach, Seascape beach)
  • I became a year older 😐

Minor updates

  • Assembled a new standing desk and kitchen island
  • Tara got her first two-wheeled scooter (deprecated the toddler one)
  • Had a couple of dentist appointments! (All mask and gloves, layers of sanitization)
  • Brunch at Hobees after a long time

Watched/read/made

  • Finished reading (with Tara) all of the Ivy & Bean series, started reading the Magic Faraway Tree trilogy
  • Watched: Nutjob (1 & 2 !), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (btw, nearly 20 years old now!), Trip to Greece

Generally Interesting Links – July 2020

New Planet, Konstantin Yuon (1921)

Monthly Recap (Jun 2020)

Dry-erase pens on dry-erase board …

Major updates

  • A few interesting excursions (picnic in Lexington reservoir and Loch Lomond, an afternoon at Greyhound Rock Beach.
  • Trips to parks (Tara playing, farewell to a close friend, some social-distanced meeting up)

Minor updates

  • Fun on 10th wedding anniversary, fathers’ day
  • Got done with taxes this year
  • A bit disconnected in general
  • Some gardening progress (added a trellis, some seeds, stay tuned)

Watched/read/made

  • Reading My Little Pony graphic novels
  • Lots of Scooby Doo (a movie, and then the old series, from the 70s)

Generally Interesting Links- June 2020

Giant salmon, over a century ago…