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
- Thoughts on Narrative Framing Devices by Chris Gerwel
- Which type of novelty-seeking web developer are you? by Baldur Bjarnason
- How to Write Things people actually want to read by James Sinclair
- Embrace the Grind by Jacob Kaplan-Moss
- Own the Tools by David Cain
- Fertility And Humanity’s Failure by Rod Dreher
My biggest contribution to the world was Koser's Theory of Leftovers: At midnight, leftovers are redistributed evenly.
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)
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 koser.us 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. :)