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My Favorite Posts of 2013

As I look back over my posts from 2013, these are my favorites.1

Long(ish)-Form Blogging

Sometimes I post more than a picture or what I’m doing. These are some (most?) of this type of post.


Once in a while, I post others’ words. I like these especially well.

Family Stuff

Here is some of the more family-specific stuff.


Some of what I post is part of a series. Clicking the hashtag at the end of a post will show you every post having that hashtag.

  • #gif — animated GIFs I made
  • #flight — photos from planes
  • #odometer — I brag about how far I’ve biked
  • #give blood — won’t you join me in giving blood?
  • #Dawson Creek — most of these are pictures I take while biking to work
  • #Mousse — Ashley gets a chocolate lab

  1. Though not necessarily the most popular. Seth Godin writes about the difference between best and popular. Good stuff! 
  2. If you’re the type to read footnotes, you’ll notice the WSJ nearly passed. 

My 10 Favorite Photos of 2013

Carrying a camera with me most of the time, I take a lot of pictures. I take pictures during my bicycle commute. I take pictures when I fly. I even take pictures while I wait for my flight. And I post a bunch of them.

Of the pictures I took and posted in 2013, these are nine of my favorite.

Click the pictures to enlarge them. You can then use your arrow keys to move between them.

Finally, I include my favorite animated GIF from the year.


That makes an even ten. Do you have a favorite? Did I miss your favorite?

Don’t Reward What You Don’t Want

Oh, the joys of getting old(er). I just received a sales call for an “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” system. Instead of being forthright, the caller was “just confirming delivery of the system.” When I tried to say I wasn’t interested, she talked over me, following her script.

I’m not sure what bothers me more: that some businesses consider deception and rudeness a viable business strategy, or that these business target seniors.

Please, read the Boulder Pledge1 and consider expanding its application from spam email to junk mail and junk phone calls:

“Under no circumstances will I ever purchase anything offered to me as the result of an unsolicited e-mail message. Nor will I forward chain letters, petitions, mass mailings, or virus warnings to large numbers of others. This is my contribution to the survival of the online community.”

  1. Yeah, I’ve written about the Boulder Pledge before

Season of Giving

Please join me in giving blood. It doesn’t cost anything but a little time.1 In return, you get that warm feeling from knowing you helped someone who really needed it.

  1. Today, I gave a unit in 4 minutes, 13 seconds. That’s fast! Well, that, plus a bunch of time because I was a drop-in instead of getting an appointment.