Muscle Memory

Every so often, mastering a new skill requires “muscle memory”. According to Google, muscle memory is “the ability to reproduce a particular movement without conscious thought, acquired as a result of frequent repetition of that movement”. For example, playing a musical instrument, juggling, and learning to “touch type” on a computer keyboard are all skills […]

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Goals for 2018

I like to regularly set goals for myself, to help me focus on things that are important to me. Things I want to accomplish. I like them to be “SMART” goals: Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Relevant, and Time-boxed. I want to be able to evaluate whether I succeeded or failed to meet a goal, keeping in […]

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Farewell, 2017. Welcome, 2018!

It’s hard to believe that 2017 is over, and 2018 is upon us! I’ve been reflecting a bit on the previous year, and looking ahead to the year to come. In this post, I want to share some of my rambling thoughts, hopes, and ambitions. I hope that at the very least, it is entertaining […]

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Roma – Giorno Cinque

Journal entry from Rome Trip – Nov. 8, 2017 What a day! Today was the day that we were thinking of going down to the Mediterranian and Ostia Antica. We decided a couple of days ago not to do that. The main reason was that we had been doing all-day outings pretty much every day, […]

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Roma – Giorno Quattro

Journal entry from Rome Trip – Nov. 7, 2017 Today was Vatican day! And that pretty much did take the entire day. We left after breakfast (left the apartment around 9:25) and by the time we got back home, it was dark. We decided to take the metro to Vatican City. It’s the underground train […]

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Roma – Giorno Tre

Journal entry from Rome Trip – Nov. 6, 2017 Today was “Ancient Rome” day. It was also “lots of walking day”… Today we visited the Roman Forum, and the ever-famous Colosseum! We also ventured up to Palatine Hill, which was very cool. The Roman Forum was incredibly rich and amazing. We had a small guidebook […]

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Roma – Giorno Due

Journal entry from Rome Trip – Nov. 5, 2017 Whew! Big day today! First of all, I gotta say that I had a reeeeally good sleep last night! I was nodding off while I was writing my update email, and once it was done, I was pretty much asleep before my head hit the pillow! […]

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Roma – Giorno Uno

Journal entry from Rome Trip – Nov. 4, 2017 Well, so far we’ve survived a long day of traveling, and a full day in Rome! We’re veeeery ready to get some sleep now 😀 Yesterday morning (was it only yesterday?) we took off for the airport, aiming to be there about 2 hours early (we […]

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Rome Trip 2017

This fall, Sarah and I had the exciting opportunity to go to Rome! As you may know, I work for a company called Automattic. We’re a distributed company, which means that we all work, and live, wherever we want to. We work from our homes, coffee shops, or coworking spaces all across the world. A […]

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