My Favorite Picard Quote


“Someone once told me that time was a predator that stalked us all our lives. But I rather believe that time is a companion who goes with us on the journey and reminds us to cherish every moment because they’ll never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we’ve lived. After all, Number One, we’re only mortal.”
– Captain Picard

If you are a fan, this scene is a hard one to watch, the ending scene :). Picard is a huge hero of mine, as a kid he was a big influence, and continues to do so.

Q1 Review Of My 2016 Goals


I am trying to do a better job of connecting the daily and weekly activities I do to the yearly and monthly goals I want to achieve (2016 goals here). I want to make sure I am wisely choosing where my time goes to advance those big goals. This is the first year I’ve done this a bit more actively, and after the first 3 months of the year I def am changing some things.

What have I done so far to do this?

1. At the end of every week I make my plan for the new week, which I keep in a Google Doc. And, I translate it over to the mac app Things, which I use for keeping track of everything work/personal.

2. I am a huge fan of the Streaks app! I use it to mark off when I do my daily morning ritual of rehab and meditation. Plus a general one for once I do my daily goals. This really helped when I found the app last year. Now when I wake up I don’t do anything until I complete those things. Eventually I want to burn in the habit of a morning workout, but that is pushing it a bit too far right now (sometimes I get yoga-lite in that mix).


What have I learned 3 months into 2016?

The big week by week google doc is not super useful, why? It doesn’t connect the big themes of the year in a way I can see the steps toward that goal. I am going to try a spreadsheet with the columns as the big goals, and either a weekly or monthly pace to it.

Something like this (click to enlarge):

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I also struck one of the fit goals, it wasn’t something I could do without living in a permanent place. Plus it was just a bit of an overreach, and I am trimming down on the yearly list. It is always hard to know where to draw the line :).

Beyond that I am just excited about Spring/Summer and being able to spend more time outside in the warmth. And, I can’t wait till our new house is ready for us to move into!

LK Is Pregnant!


Lindsey told me this morning she is pregnant!!!!! We’ve been trying for a while and this is really really exciting and a little scary (in a good way!)!!! Once we get past the 3 to 4 month mark, we will tell peoples :).

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(Previously this post was private but since we had had the lil guy I switched it to public.)

This is bwb’s personal blog, so he can share his thoughts with the world, however scary or silly they might be. Plus family and friends can track what I am up to, and where I am in the world.

I am pretty simple. I love Mangos. I love the ocean (although mostly at sunset, as I’m a ginger). I love to travel, eat exotic food, do long bike rides, read, and use my imagination. At some point, I decided it was better to be a pirate captain than an admiral. I am a globalist and see the entire world as my responsibility and playground. And I am married to an amazing woman who makes life even more fun :)! And we are now the proud parents of Calico Jack :).