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Sustainability Plan 2019

Moved by the Pope's Encyclical a few years ago, I've established my own sustainability plan. I've also been inspired just recently by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development's 17 Sustainable Development Goals so much that I've decided to rewrite my sustainability plan in context of those goals.

My efforts should be focused towards the following 3 goals:

Duolingo thoughts

Baseline for a language learning app:

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How I Spend Every Day

I lead a pretty structured life. You'd think all that discipline would be productive but I am currently debugging why most of my goals for 2018 are unfinished.

Besides eating, sleeping, working and traveling (for which I reserve 2+8+8+2=20hrs) this is how I spend part of every day:

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Rugged Watch Selection

Introduction
I've long wanted two things for my wardrobe: first a dress watch. Simple, classy, elegant, not too large. Second, a dive watch. Something that is more technical or sporty, but not too utilitarian or a "tool watch". In this article I'd like to explore the idea of a well made, well performing, classy, dive (or maybe aviation) watch with a bezel. I am curious to see what's available and what my expectations are for accuracy, looks and style and price point.

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Shop

Some ideas and requirements for building out a shop.

Hot Shop:

  • furnace
  • pipe warmers
  • marvers
  • slots
  • benches
  • annealer
  • shop tools area
  • prep area/tables
  • cold shop (tbd)

Shop infrastructure:

  • electricity (panels and storage)
  • natural gas
  • propane tanks and distribution
  • compressed air drops
  • hvac and ventilation

Building infrastructure:

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Home

Jotting down some ideas for a dream home:

General Overview:

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New Smartphone is a Disappointment

I must express my disappointment in my new smartphone. I thought upgrading from the dated, failing and left behind Samsung Galaxy S III to the larger, faster, updated Samsung Galaxy S6 would be just the tool I needed to bump my game to the next level. But it was not so.

On the plus side the updated audio provided a much higher fidelity listening experience. And the display is gorgeous. And the ambient light sensor actually works (even in the dark it can be adjusted to a reasonable level). The camera is significantly faster, more capable and higher resolution.

Notes from My First Role in Leadership.

I learned a lot in my first experience in a leadership role. This list, by no means exhaustive, are the learnings I took away from the experience:

Daily Watch

I'm interested in a new watch. This will be my daily wear. Thought I would document the process until I arrived at a choice.

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What Forgiveness is to Me.

How do I define forgiveness? Forgiveness is addressing my past. It is separating my ego from the facts. It is changing my story into reality. It is accepting that an injustice occurred and coming to terms with it. It is learning to stop hurting myself long after that person did and restoring my dignity and self-respect. It is giving myself permission to stop suffering and to let go. It is reconnecting with myself and the world I am in.

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