First time doing one of these Years in Review! I'm subtitling 2021, "Restart".


COVID-19 was still a thing, but by the end of the year, it's direct effect on us was close to none. I continued to work from home, and now have an office!

I dropped my phone in a lawn mower and couldn't get it replaced for a couple months. It's a long story...but the upside is I broke the habit of checking my phone incessantly.

We moved from southern Alabama to northern Alabama. New church, new friends, new adventures.

I got heavy into Christian classical education as we started our first grade homeschool with Lydia.

Articles I Wrote

Only wrote one article this year, based on a presentation I gave at work on Astro static sites.

Favorite Articles I Read


My biggest contribution to the world was Koser's Theory of Leftovers: At midnight, leftovers are redistributed evenly.

I wrote some APIs, which were correct 200% of the time.

My broinlaw Josh introduced me to this Starburst Berries and Cream ad. As much as I was in to silly commercials in college, I have no idea how this one escaped my notice.


Stay tuned for a podcast episode on my 2021 books (coming January)


Stay tuned for a podcast episode on our 2021 films (coming January)


We recorded only 14 episodes for Ten to One this year, but we did appear on 10+ episodes of The Sci-Fi Christian.

Listening-wise, I got into a bunch of classical Christian education podcasts: Consortium Podcast, The Everlasting Education, Digressio Podcast, and New Humanists. All recommended.


  • Unique books read: 1173
  • Books to read: 713
  • Books to reread: 83
  • Podcast episodes to listen to: 83
  • Podcasts to start if I get caught up on the ones I'm already subscribed to: 12
  • Github issues: 97


I'm going to stop tracking metrics that, on reflection, I don't really care about, like how many to do tasks I'm accomplishing.

Fewer goals, but build some daily and weekly habits with longterm effects, like reading a poem every day.

Continue developing our homeschool curriculum, and create a web page for it.

Be more social. Basically I need to cultivate more male friendships to offset the upcoming addition of another baby girl to the house. :)

Spend more time outside.