All Settled In for the Storm of the Century
What, me worry? We’ve been told to expect up to two feet of snow. I’ll be surprised if we get more than a foot. Carli will be thrilled no matter what. Pray for us.
Views You Can’t Appreciate from a Car
Winter biking is a singular experience.
How to Use Downtime in iOS to Disconnect from Work
Downtime is intended for users who want to set aside time each day to ignore their phones almost entirely, save for some basic functionality (like making calls). However, the way I’m using it allows for what I’ll call “Work Downtime.” It enables me to disconnect from work without transforming my phone into a glorified paperweight.…
How to Wake Up Earlier (And Not Hate Yourself for It)
I used to try to squeeze in as much sleep as possible before frantically waking up, getting ready for work, and running out the door. The problem was that by the time I reached work I still hadn’t mentally prepared myself for the day. So I decided to start waking up a little earlier in…
A Week in Japan
As promised in my last post, I’m finally getting around to writing about my recent trip to Japan. The memories are still fresh, and I want to get it down before everything I did starts blending together. Below you’ll find a brief itinerary from my trip and some of the best highlights (there were many).…
Tim becomes a Tommie
If you follow me on social media (or, say, you know me in real life), you’ve heard my latest personal news: on Monday, November 13, I started a new position as Marketing Manager for the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business. After nearly three years at Mall of America, I decided to make…
Color and Monochrome in Taylors Falls
I took advantage of a free schedule yesterday with a trip to Stillwater, Minnesota. After breakfast at Oasis Cafe (highly recommended) and a stop in Valley Bookseller (also recommended), my friend and I decided to make the 30-mile drive north to Taylors Falls. The little town across the river from Wisconsin boasts some pretty challenging…
My Childish Sleeping Habits
Remember protesting bedtime? As a kid, I fought my parents on every insistence that I just go to sleep. Though it was literally critical for my health (I got massive migraines as a child when I didn’t get enough rest), the prospect of shutting off the lights and closing my eyes when there was so…