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Creative Energy in Unexpected Places

I never anticipated building relationships with the parents of my childhood friends. And yet, here I am, in my early thirties with two surrogate father figures who I adore and am grateful for. Funny how small this world is, and funnier that life unravels in this way. Funnier still that both of these people are named Scott. I guess this could’ve been called the Story of Two Scotts, but maybe that’s a chapter title for

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X Days of Code

…because #100DaysofCode feels inadequate for my purposes or… rather, since I don’t code every day, using that designation seems unfair, hence the nondescript, non-committal “X Days of Code.” Maybe someone can argue otherwise for me.

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List: My Top Books from 2018

If you read my previous post, I shared 18-ish moments that happened last year. Those were the most notable. On top of regular ol’ Life, I also read a lot of books. The most I’ve ever read, and the most fiction I’ve ever read. I also watched a good number of films but I’ll put all those in another post. Between using my library card and a gifted Movie Pass (RIP) account, 2018 was definitely

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18 Things from 2018

We’re already three days into 2019. It already feels like it’s going too fast. Just the other day I was making Pigs in a Blanket using homemade gluten free dough and a broken, broil-only toaster oven. I took those said Piggies to a friend’s place, indulging in said food and more for the New Year countdown. How is it already January 3?

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Growing with Google, an update

By miracle of miracles the Udacity/Google scholarship students in the four concurrent nanodegrees received happy news of another two week extension. The collective exhales by those of us who pulled multiple all-nighters while also going to regular jobs leading up to the November 14 deadline was felt rippling across the Grow With Google Slack channels. We now have until November 30.*

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Growing (slowly) with Google

There’s something about squandering your time that makes you realize that you’re probably not cut out for the pro-leagues of life. And by that, I mean having ambitions and aspirations and actualizing them. Or, in my case, not quite actualizing anything. Only half-assing them and feeling “okay” enough about having “tried” to accomplish something.

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