Spotify | Explore | Music To Clear Your Head

April 10th, 2017

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Here is a playlist for exploring when you want to clear your head or go for a long walk at night.

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explore, hike, when there is fog, bedtime, drift, dream, hope, remember the past and be thankful.

 

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Black Oak | Because It’s There | Song of The Quarter | 2017 | Q2

March 31st, 2017

 

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Love this song.  Makes me happy and positive.  Loved the words also.

There’s still so much that I can learn
That I won’t understand
But even so, all I know will be forgotten soonI’ll rise and fall again
Aimless and undulant
With blood that’s thicker than a bond
And my bones resolved to dust

There’s still a mountain to conquer
Because it’s there
And when I climb it I’ll know just how steep it was

I’ll rise and fall again
Aimless and undulant
With blood that’s thicker than a bond
And my bones resolved to dust

There’s still a lot I’ll become
On a road somewhere
Until the curtain call before the final act

I’ll rise and fall again
Aimless and undulant
With blood that’s thicker than a bond
And my bones resolved to dust

So, let the wind disperse
The traces of my steps

I’ll rise and fall again
There’s still a lot that I won’t understand

I’ll rise and fall again
There’s still a mountain because it’s there

I’ll rise and fall again
There’s still a lot I’ll become somewhere

Links to Past Selected Songs Of The Year:

Bahamas | Lost In The Light | 2017 | Q1

Ry X | Berlin | 2016 | Q4

Leon Bridges | Coming Home + Better Man | 2016 | Q3

Japandroids | House That Heaven Built | 2016 | Q2

Passenger | Rolling Stone | 2016 | Q1

Kris Orlowski | Carolina + Believer | 2015 | Q4

Novo Amor | Holland | 2015 | Q3

Ben Howard | Gracious | 2015 | Q2

Ben Howard | Time Is Dancing | 2015 | Q1

Vancouver Sleep Clinic feat. Raury | Superfly | 2015 | Bonus Song To Start The Year

We Were Promised Jetpacks | It’s Thunder And Lighting | 2014

Ivan + Alyosha | The Fold | 2013

Ben Howard | The Fear | 2012

Passenger | The Last Unicorn | 2011

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Any.Do | Excellent To Do Lists | Phone App

March 22nd, 2017

 

To.do (my new app)

I’m a big user of Evernote and I have some tasks in Evernote that I use to see what I need to focus on.  Since Evernote is great for cloud based note taking and reference tool… it’s not the best for noting down “to-do’s” and doesn’t load quickly.

I will schedule a task using Calendar mostly if I want to block of some time to do a certain task…

With this new app… I can open it every morning and see what I need to do today or start to get “baby steps” going on something so it can be completed.  So it’s easy to postpone and pick when this task needs to be done or when I need to be reminded.

“To.do” is it.  It’s simple and easy.

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The iPhone has a remarkable number of iPhone to-do app options, but one of them shines above the rest. Any.DO is our top pick thanks to its ease of use and smart feature set.  Any.do is a sharp, good-looking mobile to-do list manager.

“Moment,” a short review of everything you have on your table for the day. It also tries to keep your to-do list from getting overwhelming, and really shows you “today,” “tomorrow,” and “later,” so you don’t get overwhelmed by dates and times. It handles multiple priorities, and it integrates nicely with Cal, the calendar app from the same team.

Any.DO Moment from Any.DO on Vimeo.

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In Progress – List3 | 1 of 101 | Knock My Movie List Down to 300 Titles | Flicks w/ Chips + Dips

March 20th, 2017

As of August 20th, 2016 my watch list is 444 movies. 

As of March 22th, 2017 my watch list is 418 movies.

This is the first task in my 101 Things To Do In A 1001 Days which I have over two years left to complete to get my list down to 300 titles.  I will do this one.  My goal is a movie every 2-3 days.  My list grows as I add titles and sometimes I take a couple away if I’ve gone completely cold on a title and would never click to watch it online.

Just wanted to have a spot where I could list some of the movies that I want to see. I like to ask people for some recommendations and I stick them in Evernote to keep track of. I will have to set it up better and bring some to the top and focus on those first. I’m sure there is 400 movies not listed. Life is long… I’ll try to list a sentence or two after I see them…

Here is a list that will grow of some of the movies that I want to watch.

To see my FULL WATCHLIST on IDMb, you can visit it here.

The movies I have watched since being separated are listed below in this blog post…

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Tobermory | The Bruce Peninsula | #99 of 101 | Hike the Bruce Trail w/ the kids

March 19th, 2017

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Tobermory, Ontario

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Stormhaven and High Dump are the two backcountry camping areas in Bruce Peninsula National Park. Located along the Bruce Trail on the scenic Georgian Bay shoreline, they offer a tranquil camping experience in a beautiful and remote setting.  It would be great to hike into the campsite and set up camp for a night and set off the next day for the next campsite.  To spend an extra day exploring the caves and swimming and exploring the Grotto, Overhang Point and Flowerpot Island.  After the adventure it would be nice to take the Chi-Cheermaun over to Manitoulin Island.

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I’ve always wanted to explore this part of Ontario and I’ve never been north of Blue Mountain before.  I think the kids would love it since we will have to carry our gear so we will pack light and be creative with our food.

Already starting a Notebook in Evernote with gear needed and ideas and resources.

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Sixteen

March 14th, 2017

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I can’t believe it.  What??  Sixteen!!!

I remember every picture I have taken of her.  I can close my eyes and hear her smile.

Her laugh.  Her spirit.

She is giving and kind.

I’m honestly at a loss for words.  I can type and type about her.

I love her so much and I miss her like crazy.

She is a beautiful woman in so many ways.

Happy Birthday!

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She is always my little Boo and will always share a half of my heart… no matter how old she becomes…

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