Every year, I take a different approach to resolutions. Since 2013 I've crafted a personal balanced scorecard to guide my personal behaviour, and, hopefully, improve it. Most of this is pretty personal to me, but I'm happy to talk with anyone about it if you have questions. For the last few years, I've broken my … Continue reading My 2018 Personal Balanced Scorecard
The Ankeny Community School District will vote the nominees to three School Board seats on September 12 (the second Tuesday in September per school policy). Since there's only a couple of days left to do your homework, I thought I would collect some of the disparate resources for Ankenians to make it a little easier … Continue reading Ankeny School Board Vote 2017 – Candidate Round Up
It's more than the gamification buzz that's been thrown around. I'm a total nerd. It took me a long time to realize how big of a nerd I really am though. In high school, I was friends with people that played sports (when I did not). Being friends with "jocks" clouded my self-assessment accuracy, and … Continue reading What Can Video Game Design Teach Marketers?
Last month I decided it was time to do a new custom PC build. It wasn't much on the "budget" side, but I did already have a Nvidia GTX 1070 that I'd picked up last year, so I didn't have to worry about a GPU. Here's a capture from CAM of the system upon completion: … Continue reading PC Upgrade
the factors that convinced me of climate change
Dialogue(conscious thought dialogue) 0:00 Good Morning Iowa, welcome to November! We're digging in to fall, the holiday season is nearly upon us, and so as we take a break from plowing through the bucket of leftover Halloween candy, it’s a good time for chit-chat I love Iowa. Were an amazing state, but even great states … Continue reading My Homelessness Video Script
# Mind / Professional Read 1 book p/month (track at Goodreads.com) Dedicate 30 minutes p/night to reading January: What Is Not Yours is Not Yours Write 1 long-form blog post per month (sethmsparks.com) Dedicate 60 min p/week to research, draft, and/or proof. Vlog 1x per month (YouTube.com/vlogwithseth) Dedicate 60 min p/week to research, draft, and/or … Continue reading 2017 Personal Balanced Scorecard
This post was written on July 29, but went unpublished as I'd hoped that it could be edited in favor of our situation. It has not, so the original post is being published, along with a more recent update. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, Hampton. Our new dog, as of May 2016. Yes, … Continue reading Leveling Up – Backyard Additions
I keep seeing people debate whether or not kids should learn to write in cursive. I hear it from my wife who’s a teacher. I see it in my social media streams. I see advocates on both sides from both boomer generations and teenagers. My social barometer tells me that the “we don’t need to … Continue reading When Will We Stop Writing?