Chad’s Blog

I cheated at Wordle today. Ask me anything?

I moved my other blog back to Blot. was interesting, but my heart is in Blot’s hands. On Mac, I’m comfortable with Typora and Finder to Dropbox for Blot. On iPad, I’m not so sure what, if any, process to use.

Feeling blah and grumpy about writing lately. Kinda in a lull. Likes: creativity, Sketchnotes, animation, growth mindset, Amor Fati.

Do you have any good writing prompts for me?

15 minutes, and 5 whys

Updated my website to speak more about my coaching practice. I have openings for a couple new clients. I’m intersted in working with creative people who want to make us all come together, not seperate us. Do you know someone who is working on something big, and could use some guidance and support?

I bought a receiver and four records today. I’m bearded and wearing flannel. My transformation to old New England hipster is now complete

I saw this somewhere else online, thought it might be fun for…

5 topics I can talk about for 30 minutes without prep:

  1. Your inner critic is trying to help you, and is also a Class-A Asshole.
  2. Sketchnotes
  3. How you can learn to be creative (its not a ‘gift’).
  4. The Gentleman Bastard Sequence
  5. Animation for film and video games

A cold walk in the early evening.

In my notes just now, I wrote a term for myself to think through opportunities. “I’ll ARYO that”. It’s an acronym from one of my favorite quotes.

Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.


Some of the things I wrote today, with little context:

Just ordered a book from my past year of Day One entries. Thank you @patrickrhone for the inspiration.

Updated my about page on the blog. Simpler.

Does the Apple Watch track curse words uttered under one’s breath while doing light home repairs? I mean it helps me vent frustration but the kids in the next room don’t hear it. That’s a two-fer, isn’t it?

Finished reading: Four Thousand Weeks by Oliver Burkeman 📚

The concept of floors, not ceilings in @annahavron’s post on balance and boundaries really spoke to me. Thanks for sharing this.

Are the category filters comma seperated? Can I have a filter that has any of multiple values routed to a single category?

For example, I’d like ‘sketchnotes, doodles, comedy, music’ all to route to the Creativity category. Or do I have to make a seperate filtter for each word?

cc @help

“Bring your full-self to work” feels too much like making your job your identity. But maybe my full-self is just an old man yelling at the clouds :D


Tough one! Love this game.

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Wordle 180 5/6

Maybe Florida could stand to not be so Florida all the damn time.


Been a while since I participated in the 20 second daily doodle. Here’s my entry for limit.

I’m a pretty accepting person. I didn’t go through the school of hard knocks, but I’ve seen some stuff. Everyone and everything has a place at this table we call life. Except hairless cats.

Saw this typo when looking for a wall mount for a TV…

What are the base demons ions where you mount it to the wall?

Now I can’t stop thinking about Demon Ions. What are they? What do they want? How can I avoid them? I don’t know much about demons or ions, but they don’t sound so good.