Lots of People Wish Jeff Tweedy Were Their Dad—for Spencer Tweedy, It’s a Reality - Pitchfork

I don’t understand parents that try and put on a front to their kids that they’re always in charge and always OK. I understand making your kids feel safe and secure, but I also think that if you don’t show them that you struggle, when they inevitably suffer, they’re going to feel that they’re inferior in some way or that pain isn’t normal. They won’t be able to look at any examples of somebody having made it through those feelings. That’s a really problematic impulse that a lot of parents pass on to children, that anxiety that they are measuring up to “strong man daddy.”

Small victories: the new Mississippi state flag is lovely.

Mississippi state flag: Voters approve magnolia design in Ballot Measure 3 - CNNPolitics cnn.com

A Poem by Elayne Griffin Baker » Bruce Springsteen

There are no pets in this White House, no loyal man’s best friend, no Socks the family cat, no kids’ science fairs.

No time when the president takes off his blue suit red tie uniform and becomes human, except when he puts on his white shirt and khaki pants uniform and hides from the American people to play golf.

There are no images of the First Family enjoying themselves together in a moment of relaxation.

No Obamas on the beach in Hawaii moments, or Bushes fishing in Kennebunkport.

No Reagans on horseback, no Kennedys playing touch football on the Cape.

Where’d that country go?

Where did all the fun, the joy and the expression of love and happiness go?

What is dying now is so much bigger than him. It is this fantasy, this masquerade, of strength. This old, empty, puffed-up way of being a man. This economic philosophy that murders human potential in the name of birthing it. This insistence on doing one’s thing, listening to no authority ordering you to cover your orifices, and preferring death on a genocidal scale to your own yielding. This clinging to the kind of freedom that kills you. 

The illness he is - The.Ink

Bon Appétit No-Knead Focacia topped with mushrooms, spring onions, shaved asparagus, red bell pepper, and Parmesan.

New York Style Crumb Cake for breakfast. From this Bon Appétit recipe. I was trying to recreate the Entenmann’s cake I remember from summers in New England, and this was even better.

Speaking: Trello for Remote Workers

Spoke to fellow coworkers recently about how I use Trello with my team for project management and team communication. Please enjoy!

Quarantine has caused me to try all of the Codenames online variants. This is the only one worth a damn.


Paper Airplane

Jar Full of Pennies

Juice Box

An Old Key



Paper clip

Butterfly Effect

Kitchen Sink

Whole wheat sourdough with sundried tomatoes, garlic, and herbs. Adapted from this recipe using a not-as-fancy-as-it-looks scissors technique to cut the dough into this shape.


Alex Honnold Breaks Down Iconic Rock Climbing Scenes

This is really entertaining — even as someone who does not climb and has no interest in climbing. There’s something great about listening to someone deeply passionate about a topic, and I found Alex far more relatable here than in Free Solo.

“Hey will you make a note that we’re going to come back and fix that later?”

“You got it, boss.”

(From the ESPN Roku app)

Sweb Celebrates 10 Years

Tonight we celebrated the 10 year anniversary of Sweb. I’ve been a part of this company for eight and a half years. Building and sustaining a small business is the hardest work I’ve ever done, and I’ve been blessed by tremendous leadership above me (Magaly) and alongside me (Susana, Rudy, and many others). We’ve struggled, we’ve triumphed, but more than anything we’ve survived – producing work we can proudly stand behind. I never could have predicted this path, or that taking a chance on a part-time job would turn into a career that challenges me and scratches my itch for solving complex problems. As I walk around our building – our building, what a crazy notion 8 years ago – I’m overwhelmed with pride and accomplishment. Onward and upward, one struggle and misstep at a time.

I’m just one man looking for a dentist where I can listen to a podcast while they clean my teeth without feeling awkward.

[incomprehensible noises in response to dental hygienist questions while my mouth contains 18 different tools]

Ordering from Fandango:

Emails desired: 1

Emails received: ∞

Free tip for SaaS companies: the first paragraph (or line) of your email announcing new features should remind me of what your product is.