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2020-10-01: Well, it’s officially Q4 and my team has kicked off our Advent and Christmas church services …

2020-08-31: Eight weeks ago I got off my behind and started running again. Bought a Garmin Forerunner 245 and …

2020-08-29: Study says Oklahoma ranked No. 1 in states with the most despair - KFOR Ouch.

2020-08-19: Relatable.

2020-07-21: He just figured this out. 🤷🏻‍♂️

2020-07-21: While most retailers struggle, Aldi plans to open 70 new US stores - CNN Aldi has moved into my …

2020-07-21: Amazing how quickly opinions can change.

2020-07-21: Senate rejects strict limits on military gear for civilian police - NBC Terrifying to see cities, …

2020-07-06: Walmart, Target dropping Washington NFL merchandise as the team reviews its name - Washington Post …

2020-06-27: Reopening or Reversing - NY Times

2020-06-26: In other news of “things that seem like a bad idea”, I present this.

2020-06-26: Oklahoma State Fair canceled amid coronavirus pandemic - KOCO I’m one of the few people in my friend …

2020-06-25: Will Mike Gundy Distraction be Downfall for Oklahoma State? - Sports Illustrated I’d say that OSU …

2020-06-25: “I’m Listening”- Jon Jones Responds To Mike Tyson For 100 Million Dollar Super-Fight - Essentially …

2020-06-25: White House coronavirus task force to hold first briefing in nearly two months - The Hill Getting …

2020-06-25: These numbers are making for a pretty ugly trend line - Worldometer

2020-06-25: Dead wrong: Feds sent $1.4B in stimulus checks to over a million deceased - NBC News Terrible …

2020-06-25: Google will start paying publishers to license content - Axios I’m a news junky and anything that …

2020-06-25: Killed Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Leaves me with Micro.blog, Reddit, Slack, and Discord. I …

2020-06-25: Putting this here for now to see if the trend holds up.

2020-06-25: This is so sad and feels like this level of devastation could have been avoided with better …

2020-06-23: MLB owners vote to kick off 60-game season next month - Axios The sports fan in me says, “about …

2020-06-22: NASCAR investigation underway after noose found in Bubba Wallace's garage stall at Talladega Yahoo NASCAR said late Sunday night that a noose was found in Bubba Wallace’s garage stall at …

2020-06-21: I’m Not a Dad, but I Rock Like One - The New York Times A millennial woman had a realization last …

2020-06-21: I Tried 5 Methods to Make Italian-Style Coffee at Home. The Winner Was Clear | The Kitchn I’m not …

2020-06-20: Donald Trump takes the stage at Tulsa rally amid coronavirus fears | The Guardian The lawyers have …

2020-06-20: Texas Rangers say they’re not changing team name after newspaper column says they should …

2020-06-13: In this COVID-19 era, I’m acutely feeling this. My family is so close right now. Hugs from my 16 …

2020-05-16: Indigo

2020-05-16: My first espresso since early March. The daily home French Press has been fine, but this macchiato …

2020-05-15: Quarantine Realizations: Ryan Gosling is either really great, chooses really great roles, or a …

2020-05-15: FREEDOM FEST! The number one thing on my mind has been how to get my kids into some inflatables as …

2020-05-15: Insert pew joke.

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2020-05-14: Green

2020-05-13: Yellow

2020-05-12: Orange

2020-05-12: Oklahoma COVID-19 Data Updated 2020-05-20 !function(){“use …

2020-05-11: Can’t wait to get back to traveling, camping, exploring. This photo is from a pre-virus trip to …

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2020-05-01: Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011) - ★★★½ letterboxd.com Quirky, fun, a twist I wasn’t expecting. Not a …

2020-04-30: Home Before Dark (2020) - ★★★★★ Apple TV+ A fantastic show that had us locked in from the jump. Not …

2020-04-30: It’s my wife’s birthday today. While we’re locked down I thought it’d be fun to show pictures of our …

2020-04-30: My deodorant stick has lasted a solid month longer than it normally does. Sorry family.

2020-04-30: Why a coronavirus vaccine could take way longer than a year I’m not hearing a lot of talk about this …

2020-04-29: What Happens If A Presidential Nominee Can No Longer Run For Office? Dang, these guys are up there …

2020-04-29: Above the waist. Doesn’t count.

2020-04-28: Missing my work Zoom setup.

2020-04-27: The Left Right Game — QCODE My search for great fiction podcasts led me here and I’m not …

2020-04-26: 10k steps and photos on the journey.

2020-04-25: Photographic proof of my littlest Elvis fan. This is her dressing up as The King in the movie It …

2020-04-24: Can Elvis survive? Elvis Presley’s Estate Earnings Have Slipped, a New Team is Hellbent on Overhauling His Image …

2020-04-23: The Willoughbys (2020) - ★★☆☆☆ letterboxd.com Only deserves more than two stars if you have some …

2020-04-22: The healthiest way to brew your coffee - bad news for French press lovers - CNN Oh no.

2020-04-22: Oklahoma's Approach to Opening the Economy Phase 1 Individual guidance: Continue following safer-at-home guidelines if they are over 65 or part …

2020-04-21: Always Be My Maybe (2019) - ★★★½ letterboxd.com First part of movie, bad acting, bad acting, …

2020-04-21: Drive (2011) - ★★★★½ letterboxd.com Movie, a strong four stars. Soundtrack is a perfect five. That …

2020-04-20: I think the unique colors and the creeping shadow caught my attention.

2020-04-19: Isle of Dogs (2018) - ★★★★☆ letterboxed.com Love a movie that you can watch with your littles but …

2020-04-18: This bus rolled through town. So curious, who are they and what do they do?

2020-04-17: Who has a pipe holder in their VW van and where can I get both the van and pipe holder?

2020-04-16: John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) - ★★★★☆ ‎letterboxd.com I’d rank the trilogy to this point …

2020-04-15: Taking a photo of this flower was easy from the top, what we’d call the “pretty” side. As I looked …

2020-04-14: Onward (2020) - ★★★★☆ letterboxd.com Tears in the room from ages 10 to 44.

2020-04-14: Tiger King (2020) - ★★★★☆ letterboxd.com Do you buy big cats and then go crazy or do you go crazy …

2020-04-14: The Brady Bunch Movie (1995) - ★★★☆☆ letterboxd.com Might not be aging well. Guilty laughed more …

2020-04-13: Quarantine Homeschool: Dye eggs. Hide eggs / find eggs. Hide eggs / find eggs again. Find eggs …

2020-04-12: Found this old cowboy stenciled on the ground by Guthrie’s State Capital Publishing Company …

2020-04-12: Parasite (2019) - ★★★★☆ letterboxd.com

2020-04-12: Randomly craved an Olive Garden Salad. Bought all the ingredients and served it up to my family. …

2020-04-11: DoubleTree By Hilton Released Their Famous Cookie Recipe on Vimeo Saving this for later, I …

2020-04-11: When do hard-boiled eggs go bad? We’re all cooking more due to the lockdown and I’m very particular about leftovers and …

2020-04-11: Texture on texture on texture.

2020-04-10: What this sweet family is doing on Easter A writer with little to no carpentry or construction skills tells a beautiful story of creating a …

2020-04-10: I was trying to figure out what I like most about this door. The green, the brick, the etched glass. …

2020-04-09: I walk by beautiful old doors like this everyday. Many days I miss their beauty. I’m in my head, …

2020-04-09: NFL Uniform Rankings Sporting News One: Cowboys Two: Seahawks You know what? I’ll allow it. Dallas is traditional and …

2020-04-08: And Jesus Wept, across from the Oklahoma City National Memorial.

2020-04-07: Keeping it legal in Guthrie, Oklahoma.

2020-04-07: The very lonely bowling alley.

2020-04-06: Being on lock down has shown me that my iPad Pro is the best and most useful bit of tech I own. I …

2020-04-06: Saw this cool reflected juxtaposition of old and new on my photo walk in Guthrie. Was good to get …

2020-04-05: Palm Sunday 2020

2020-04-05: Posting this screenshot from the NY Times daily briefing email. I want to remember the full …

2020-04-05: It’s great to see photos from many of you social distance hiking in the Wichita Mountains with your …

2020-04-04: 🩳 Filthy phones and the fans who use them The guy on the radio said that our phones are 10 times more filthy than a toilet seat! I put that …

2020-04-04: Pearl Jam - Gigaton on Spotify 🎵 Best album from Pearl Jam top to bottom in their modern era.

2020-04-03: Really love micro.blog, it’s what I’ve tried doing with Wordpress, but WP is so bulky I always flame …

2020-04-03: I’ll tell you what, I’m seriously missing my near daily coffee shop habit. Sure, I can AeroPress and …

2020-04-02: Joe Exotic Placed in COVID-19 Isolation The storyline of my entire life over the last few weeks just …

2020-04-02: This Guthrie, OK sunset makes me smile. Did the architect know this would happen?

2020-04-02: Johns Hopkins Global Cases This feels like an important milestone to remember.

2020-04-02: James Clear Before you need support, be the supportive friend. Before you need love, be the loving …

2020-04-02: Panama’s coronavirus lockdown means separating men and women - CNN CNN In an effort to further enforce nationwide social distancing measures, Panama recently …

2020-04-01: Sports Illustrated ⚾️ Texas Rangers outfielder/designated hitter Shin-soo Choo is donating $1,000 …

2019-09-23: Just Say No Your Packed Schedule You are a busy person. That just seems to be the way it is in the culture we’re …

2019-09-16: My Return to Fiction The Realization When I started working at Frontline Church in 2010, I knew I’d have to catch up on …

2019-09-14: Nevertheless, God’s solid foundation stands firm, bearing this inscription: The Lord knows …

2019-09-14: Therefore, you should pray like this: Our Father in heaven, your name be honored as holy. Your …

2019-09-14: open.spotify.com/track/0l7… In keeping with today’s theme… We got to pray just …

2019-09-14: Renewing Your Mind | How to Pray According to God's Word I’ve elevated my study of the Bible over the last few years, but my prayer life is a place I have …

2019-09-13: Book Review - The Changeling: Victor LaValle ★★★★★ I didn’t know what I was getting into, I went into this read totally blind. I googled “top …

2019-09-13: Old and New This is me, I’m old. This is my family, we’re still kinda new as Stella is only eight. …

2017-10-02: Say "Productive Past Presidents" Three Times Fast play.radiopublic.com/the-maven… Subscribe for Free Apple Podcasts | Google Play Music | …

2017-09-25: Burnout, Stress, Relationships, and Getting Healthy play.radiopublic.com/the-maven… Subscribe for Free Apple Podcasts | Google Play Music | …

2017-09-20: Let's Solve This Burnout Issue: Part One - Address It Now play.radiopublic.com/the-maven… Subscribe for Free Apple Podcasts | Google Play Music | …

2017-09-13: Top Recent Reads play.radiopublic.com/the-maven… We’re about to make a big shift in how this podcast is …

2017-09-11: Show Notes: Lav Mic Recommendations On this episode, I’m responding to a call-in from Jazz Wealth Podcast. I went down the rabbit …

2017-09-06: Make Time for Silence - A Tech Sabbath [play.radiopublic.com/the-maven...](https://play.radiopublic.com/the-mavens-top-three-8XMK1n/ep/s1!f …

2017-09-05: Subscribe to The Maven's Top Three https://play.radiopublic.com/the-mavens-top-three-8XMK1n Listen to the current episode! Subscribe …

2017-09-05: Top Three iOS Email Apps play.radiopublic.com/the-maven… Best iOS Email Apps Today we’re going to host a three way …

2017-09-01: Show Notes: Top Three Phone Battery Packs Having a conversation over on Anchor.fm about what the top battery packs for our phones are. Wanted …

2017-08-25: Reclaim Time - Just Say No Listen to the audio from this post, or read the transcript below. [audio …

2017-08-24: Top Three Wireless Speaker Setups play.radiopublic.com/the-maven… Subscribe for Free Apple Podcasts | Google Play Music | …

2017-08-23: I Need to Sleep More - So Do You [wpvideo cggSpQql ] Subscribe for Free Apple Podcasts | Google Play Music | RadioPublic | RSS Feed …

2017-08-20: Top Three Podcasting Microphones play.radiopublic.com/the-maven… Subscribe for Free Apple Podcasts | Google Play Music | …

2017-08-17: Maven's Top Three - A Podcast Well, the podcast is up to 020 episodes now. What’s it about? I do the hard work of gathering …

2017-02-13: Working from an iPhone I’ve been working on a post about how to use your iPhone as more than just a text, social …

2017-02-13: One More Day ⚾️ If you’re already tired of hearing about baseball from me, imagine how bad it’ll be when …

2017-02-09: $¢hool I’m convinced that all school events are just a cover to sell more Scholastic garbage at the …

2017-02-05: Super Bowl Halftime Shows Ranked: From Worst to Best | Rolling Stone Obviously, I’d put Prince #1, but understand why U2 has that spot. via Rolling Stone

2017-02-05: This Day in Sports - Prince's Purple Rain Edition youtu.be/7NN3gsSf-… Never forget the day Prince called down rain and the heavens opened. …

2017-02-03: Pre-Birthday Thunder-Up Obligatory Thunder seat shot. Very special night with the boy to kick off my birthday weekend. 41 is …

2017-02-01: Fasting for Dummies - I'm the Dummy ★★★★★ Getting old sucks. Trigger warning. Getting old and fat is even worse. Struggling with weight …

2017-02-01: Owning Polaroids Older Than Me - Younger Too Yeah, I have too many oddly shaped cameras. Some pop up, some pop out, some do a combo of the two, …

2017-01-31: Trapped With Luke Cage ★★★☆☆ Finished Luke Cage tonight. The first ¾ of the season was really great. Felt trapped to …

2017-01-31: The Lemony Snicket Experience https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tup-5yOcJuM ★★★★☆ Just finished this with the family and we enjoyed …

2017-01-31: M. Night Shyamalan Ranked I want to like every Shyamalan movie, but that’s just not possible. GQ ranks them, and I have …

2017-01-31: Little Red Keyboard 🎶 I already own that beautiful typewriter. I’d love to own the matching wireless keyboard. From …

2015-09-01: Goals vs Systems In theory, I'm a goal setter. 1000 miles running in one year, for example. I went from couch potato …

2015-06-04: You Have 168 Hours This Week Guess what? You only have 168 hours to do everything you need to do this week. No you can't barter …

2015-01-07: Downtime, You Need It I took a long break over the holidays. A much longer break than I normally take, but it was needed. …

2014-08-12: Email "If - Then" Actions Tim Ferris in Four Hour Work Week on email: Email communication should be streamlined to prevent …

2014-08-12: Email is Not Your Work Time Management Ninja: There are many types of office games. However, in today’s world, the …

2014-08-06: Never Stop Learning We're living in an odd time. We have access to gigantic heaps of information, but tend to live among …

2014-07-31: The Force - Now Extra Productive [youtube=://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dy-Ac9X9oSo&w=854&h=480] At $149 a pop, I’ll take …

2014-07-31: The West Wing and Productivity You are more likely to finish something you actually start. Hello procrastinators, I'm talking to …

2014-07-30: Using Hobbies and Side Projects to Inspire Productivity When I'm struggling to be creative and motivated at work, I turn to side projects and hobbies. Seems …

2014-07-24: Sabotaging Your Long Term Goals Great thoughts on moral licensing via Elizabeth Grace Saunders at 99U: Have you ever had an …

2014-07-23: How Do You Procrastinate? Hey, you guys, quit procrastinating. We've got work to do. Do any of these ways of procrastinating …

2014-07-22: A Sleep Guide to Wellness Daily Infographic says it's time for us to get some sleep: Sleep deprivation can have severe …

2014-07-17: Hoboken Coffee Roasters Gets It Hoboken Coffee Roasters is one of my favorite coffee shops in the world. I love making that 40 …

2014-07-16: Graphing Productivity and Overtime Daniel Cook: I love this graph. it shows the complete idiocy of crunching for long periods of time. …

2014-07-16: What Got You Here Won't Get You There I love reading. Typically, I start with a theology book, move to a business book, and then treat …

2014-07-15: Responding to Every Email? Jocelyn Glei has some great thoughts from Seth Godin, Scott Belsky, and my personal favorite Simon …

2014-07-15: The Cult of Overwork James Surowiecki at The New Yorker The perplexing thing about the cult of overwork is that, as …

2014-07-14: Breaks are Good for Productivity I've been trying to break the productivity code for almost 10 years now. I tried overwork, that can …

2014-07-14: Vacations and Better Results I'm serious about the taking time off thing I harp on all the time. I'm not talking about being lazy …

2014-07-10: Vacation Tips for Dad There's a great post over on The Resurgence about how dads can help make summer vacation great this …

2014-07-09: Quick Tips: Do it Until it's Done Don't start and stop a task, stick with it until it's knocked out. When you jump back and forth …

2014-07-09: Alltop - Learn More About Your Field After my recent post on coaching, you might be wondering how you can find blogs to follow that are …

2014-07-09: Ready to Reach New Levels? If you’re stagnate in your position at the office and stuck about what to do next, it’s …

2014-07-08: Meetings Without An Agenda, No Way You'd think I'd learn my lesson about wasting hours of precious time, nope. The plan is simple, …

2014-07-03: Quick Tips: Stop Trying to Remember Your memory isn't as good as you think it is. Add five years to your life and it'll be even worse. …

2014-07-03: Who Loves Them Some Coffee? Anyone who knows me knows I'm in love with coffee. If police officers ever came to my house, they'd …

2014-07-02: Quick Tips: The Two Minute Rule Were you just presented with a task that could be done in under two minutes? Then just do it. It …

2014-07-02: Reclaim Time and Empower Teams We're busy. You're busy. I'm busy. We talk about it all the time. "Hey, how you doing?" My typical …

2014-07-01: Apps for Summer Well, I blew it. My vacation has already been used up for the summer. Wish I would have had this …

2014-06-30: Sitting is Making Us Sick Heart disease, strained necks, foggy brains, and a bad back can all be linked to us sitting on our …

2014-06-27: Dali's Slumber With a Key Dali, one of my favorite artists, was the king of the power nap. He'd sit holding a key in his hand …

2014-06-27: It's Never Done Until One of Us Dies X-Files, the ultimate geek culture show and one of my all time favorites. If you've not seen it, …

2014-06-26: How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day I love Anthony Bourdain and learned a lot from his book Kitchen Confidential. No, not much about …

2014-06-26: Let's Solve This Burnout Issue: Step Three - Reevaluate Your Priorities Step one in solving burnout involved addressing the issue quickly. Step two was about opening up to …

2014-06-25: What You Miss When You’re Afraid Of Messing Up “It’s better to fly a kite and it get stuck in a tree, than to not fly the kite at all.” …

2014-06-24: Start a "Not-To-Do" List It's easy to take on too much. Too much doesn't start out as too much, it starts out as enough and …

2014-06-23: Great Tip for Email “If you can respond to or act on any email in under two minutes, just do it immediately. If …

2014-06-23: Even a 3-Second Distraction Can Screw You Up I harp on blocking distraction all the time. We’re distracted all day long, email dings, text …

2014-06-23: Don’t Waste Your Time on Inspiration When I’m trying to find inspiration to get real work done, it’s easy to slip into …

2014-06-20: Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative - by Austin Kleon Riffing on a theme today.

2014-06-20: Remix of Ideas “Every new idea is just a mashup or a remix of one or more previous ideas.” — …

2014-06-20: Knowledge and Experience Yeah, you might have just graduated from college and have all the knowledge in the world, but before …

2014-06-19: Clipping from Mail using the OmniFocus Clip-o-Tron The Omni Group is on fire right now. The OmniFocus Clip-o-Tron is a handy tool for extending …

2014-06-19: Quick Tip: Changing the Priority of Your Network Connections The Sweet Setup explaining how to ensure you’re always using your fastest internet connection. Take …

2014-06-19: Facebook Depression Seems right. From Tamara McClintock Greenberg, Psy.D. at Psychology Today: In this clever study, …

2014-06-18: Three Most Effective Ways to Become More Productive Neglecting the simple things will get ya. For all the time I spend learning an app’s keyboard …

2014-06-17: Let's Solve This Burnout Issue: Step Two - Open Up to Trusted People In my previous post on solving burnout, we talked about addressing the issue in very practical …

2014-06-12: Let's Solve This Burnout Issue: Step One - Address it Now You’re taking on too much. You’ve got the job, the family, the second job, the hobby job, the hobby …

2014-06-09: Let's Talk About Shortsighted Leaders Shortsighted leaders just don’t delegate. They want all the glory, now. That’s no way to …

2014-06-09: The Best iPhone Email App for Power Users I’m always searching for an email program for my iPhone that works the way I want it to. So …

2014-06-04: Apple - iOS 8 - Overview Not everyone is geeky enough to have watched the Apple keynote on Monday. Shoot, I’d bet a lot of …

2014-06-03: 11 Ways to Avoid Burnout “The latest Gallup poll (2012) revealed that 87 percent of employees are “not engaged” or …

2014-06-02: You're the Problem “You’re the problem if everyone else goes home on time and you always work late.” …

2014-06-02: Burnout Comes in Three Varieties We’ve got to figure this burnout stuff out. I’m hearing more and more of my friends …

2014-05-30: How to Bounce Back After Burning Out I run into burned out or nearly burned out people everyday. This is a bigger issue than most people …

2014-05-30: Stop Sitting Around - Get Back Into Shape Last year, I committed to run 1000 miles. This year I didn’t. The weight shift in just a short …

2014-05-28: How I Gave up Email and Reclaimed 3 Hours a Day Tempting, it’s it? Most weekends you will find me speeding down a trail on my mountain bike. …

2014-05-27: Collecting Phones Before Meetings? I’d like this for everyone in the room, except me. At Twitter, they collect cell phones before …

2014-05-27: [caption id=“” align=“alignnone” width=“679.0”] For my fellow …

2014-05-26: Where is Your Stress Coming From? I’ve been trying to pinpoint where my recent heightened anxiety is coming from. When I track it …

2014-05-23: Do You Recognize Yourself in these 12 Stages of Burnout? Creatives tend to not recognize burnout until it’s too late. The line between great productivity and …

2014-05-23: Disciplined Email Sometimes, it feels like replying to email is my actual job. We can all get better at sending and …

2014-05-23: Make Time for Silence A post on taking a tech sabbath over on The Art of Manliness has been challenging me all week. It’s …

2014-05-21: “When a study was done with college students that asked them to abstain from consuming any …

2014-05-21: [caption id=“” align=“alignnone” width=“900.0”] (via On the …

2014-05-21: I Need to Sleep More - So Do You According to my friend’s many midnight (and later) Twitter posts, I’m not alone in my quest to have …

2014-05-21: DoublePane is a Utility I Use Daily I’m constantly moving information from one window into another on my Mac or reading in one window …

2014-05-21: How to Use Location-based Contexts in OmniFocus 2 for iPhone [youtube [www.youtube.com/watch](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4oo8iNt-jI]) One of the biggest …

2014-05-20: Field Notes We all use Field Notes, right? If not, it’s time to buy, put it in your purse or back pocket, and …

2014-05-20: Decide the Outcome “Never leave a meeting until you’ve decided what the outcome is.” — 70% of Time …

2014-05-20: Need a Response? Consultant, Cyrus Stoller says that if you want a response from him in… …30 minutes, you should …