50 Things From 2023

Morning Coffee 89: December 25th, 2023

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Good evening. It’s Christmas Eve, and it’s pouring down raining. Very cozy. Currently just finished a long nap, popcorn, and The Polar Express with Rose. This week’s newsletter will be really simple. Just a list of everything that happened this year. As always, I hope this letter finds you well. Merry Christmas.

50 Things From 2023

  1. Prepared for The Year of Depth
  2. Recorded drafts for a new album
  3. Played a lot of basketball
  4. Filled my rings every day
  5. Taught my wife GTD
  6. Made some playlists
  7. Planted a garden in the backyard
  8. Built an office
  9. Started a new job
  10. Celebrated our first anniversary
  11. Took Rose on lots of walks
  12. Olivia became a photographer
  13. Bought a new keyboard
  14. Turned thirty seven
  15. Published for a year
  16. Wrote about the iPad mini
  17. Went on a camping trip
  18. Played Tears of the Kingdom
  19. Coached basketball in NOLA
  20. Wrote about time
  21. Served in a wedding out of town
  22. Went to zoo in New Orleans
  23. Went to a beach
  24. Went on vacation to Alabama
  25. Made a video with Rose
  26. Wrote about how to pack
  27. Went to another beach
  28. Took family to a military museum
  29. Wrote about my site
  30. Saw Oppenheimer in IMAX
  31. Wrote about Apple Notes
  32. Went to lots of parks
  33. Wrote how to build a website
  34. Played in an alumni game
  35. Wrote a sling review
  36. Read lots of Kindle
  37. Started retro gaming
  38. Took lots of photos of Rose
  39. Bought the Apple Watch Ultra 2
  40. Wrote about building a newsletter
  41. Family went through two months of health issues
  42. Went to a pumpkin patch
  43. Wrote about Rose turning two
  44. Bought a new Christmas tree
  45. Explained how to clean up photos
  46. Went to a Christmas parade
  47. Started one-hour silent walks
  48. Started building poetry books
  49. No more social
  50. Sold/traded a lot of my gadgets

Nothing fancy about this list. Just a log of my year. The big and the small. The writing projects. The family projects. The personal milestones. And everything else in between.


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Made a gaming page with a 1989 photo of me. Released two books on Amazon. Celebrating Rose turning two. Working from home for a big company. Writing a newsletter every Monday morning. Last updated: February 21st, 2024.

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