A year in a day

I usually start the morning reflecting on the previous day, but since I posted about the Hostess aisle I’m ahead of the game!

Figure this is a good moment to zoom out and reflect on the broader set of days.

Kay updated archives of the theme here, making it possible to view months and years by thumbnails. I’d always wanted the ability to zoom out and see what patterns emerge and it’s neat to see it in place and automated. (Still not sure how to provide clickable access to these archives, usually these links live in a widget/sidebar.)

When I moved off Typepad to this self-hosted site is a good a place to jump in: January 2009

I started that year living in Dayton, Ohio. Barack Obama was sworn in as president. We were making lots of t-shirts. Folks got married. Babies were born. I flew around the country and met friends from the internet. Moved back to Cincinnati by autumn and rang in the new year by myself, ready for January 2010.

It’s funny looking back. My style of editing photos has certainly evolved… I made everything look old-timey back then. Once Instagram debuted in October of 2010 I started to veer away from over-processing.

Now I’m just trying to get things in focus.

The struggle continues.

Another pattern I’m seeing at this bird’s eye view is connection—something that has eroded over these recent years. (Thanks Covid.)

This is my reminder to focus on nurturing connection.

I could ramble more about this notion of pattern, but I need to step away from the keyboard and mourn the destruction of freedom. The Supreme Court just overturned Roe v. Wade, and they’re clear about what’s next…

Kyle Griffin reports “Clarence Thomas writes, in a concurring opinion, that the Supreme Court should reconsider Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell — the rulings that now protect contraception, same-sex relationships, and same-sex marriage.”