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Introducing Essential Life on YouTube
It's a new chapter in the life of Pygmy Nuthatch.
You Are Not Your Income
Freelancing is delightful, but it can produce an obsession over cash flow and invoicing. Don't let the grind get you down.
The Pros and Cons of Anchor Clients
Be aware of potential pitfalls so you can build a stable and successful freelance business for years to come.
5 Reasons Why You Should Become a Free Agent
It's not the easiest lifestyle, but the rewards are definitely worth it.
Who Knew? The Future of Journalism is Transactional
Get used to pay walls. They're here to stay.
Vlogging about Portland, the Free Agent Lifestyle, and More
This time, with feeling!
Emotional Health: Don't Ignore the Warning Signs
Don't worry, be happy—easier said than done. But if you can master this, it's like having a superpower!
The Thrill of the Blank Canvas
When you first embark on the creative process, life bursts with possibilities. And then it all comes crashing down....
You Can Walk the Path of Doing Work That Matters
The benefit of self-employment is you have the ability to choose your own work.
A New Year, a New Look (and a Bonus!)
Kicking off 2018 with some fresh goodies
Just Say NO to Spammy Sales Lingo
It's a compromise I'm not willing to make.
Rolling Boulders Uphill
Reinvigorate your free agent lifestyle
A Theory of Everything
I've finally come to realize that this is likely never going to come to pass.
The times they are a-changing.
Broke for the Holidays
What do you do when Christmas is around the corner and you're out of money?
5 Methods for Persisting in Your True Calling
Luke Cage taught me the only direction in life that matters is forward. Never backwards.
Your Work Sucks!
Here are 3 concrete steps you can take to turn things around.
Doing Work That Matters
Reinvigorate your free agent lifestyle
Reflecting on Eight Years of iPad
It's a mixed legacy.
Curate Your Portfolio
It should appeal to the exact demographic you want for future customers
Find Your Ideal Work Environment
I'm now on YouTube!
Celebrate Your "Wins" and "Wishes"
In order to achieve the life outcome you desire, you must visualize your future self
Free Agents Beware! 3 Traps Which Lure You to the Dark Side
Find a solid place of self-sufficiency and income diversity by avoiding these common pitfalls.
Why I’m Writing a Book About Boring Stuff Like “Consulting”
A how-to guide for propelling your freelance career to galactic heights
Find Your Preferred Style of Work
Feeling stressed on the job? You just might need to find a different social pattern.
iPhone X: Best Smartphone Display Ever
Kudos to Samsung's OLED manufacturing division. But Apple is equally deserving of praise.
I'm Waiting for the iPhone X Plus
I can't ever go back to a narrower screen width. But this is far and away a better phone than iPhone 8.
Tim Cook: You Are Not Our Product
Gathering, parsing, and selling user data is not the Apple way—unlike many other tech companies.
Stranger Things 2
The Duffer brothers are back with another interdimensional installment.
Want to Improve Your Writing? Get Clear on Your Audience
For new blogs it's OK to experiment. But to grow your audience, you must narrow your focus.
The Benefits of Burnout
I bid farewell to my dreams. Funny story: they came back.
Don't Give Up on the Mac Mini
Apple's way, way late on this. But it's not yet time to give up hope.
Bad Habits Break Legacies
We may not be committing crimes, but even "minor" bad habits can still cause train wrecks in our lives.
The dream of the 1890s is alive in Portland!
Ray Kroc taught me this: to keep going no matter what happens is a valuable contributor to success.
What Visiting Austin Taught Me About Valuing First-Hand Experience
First-hand experiences are far and away the most meaningful and reliable way to learn.
Apple’s Rising Star: Services
Looking at YOY revenue mix, one area of growth for Apple outshines all the rest, and it’s not hardware. It’s the cloud.
Work Remotely? Network Locally
Remote work is great, but working remotely isn’t the same as getting work remotely. For that, it’s time to put your computer down and show up.
The Powerhouse Budget iMac for Everyday Creatives
Desktops are back in action and these are the best iMacs that Apple has ever made.
The WWDC Pro
Clearly the top message from Apple for this year's event: Pro customers are getting pro hardware and pro features.
JSON Feed: Now Supported
Pygmy Nuthatch joins the ranks of the first JSON Feed-enabled blogs
Go Beyond Timeboxing with Spaceboxing
There's an art to a great work schedule. Play your days like Jazz.
Looking Ahead to WWDC and iOS 11
Nearly everything I hope to see Apple roll out is specific to the iPad.
Love Hate Relationship with Social Media
Keeping a consistent and constant presence on social media has always been a challenge.
The Mac is...Back?
Last year was a terrible year for Mac desktops. But things are finally looking up.
Audio Streaming from Mac to iOS and Beyond
Somehow, it seems like Apple should be making this easier for us.
Why a Cheap, Full-Size iPad Really Matters
As an entry-level device, Apple's new iPad is a welcome step forward.
My Top 5 Sci-Fi Films of 2016
It's never been a better time to be a geek and a film buff. Here are my end-of-year top picks. Hard to choose!
AirPods Up in the Air
It seems clear that wireless audio is the future. Whether that future includes the AirPods in a big way is less certain.
The Pundits are Wrong about Apple. Again.
Which reminds me of another recent news event in which the pundits were catastrophically wrong...
So Why Pygmy Nuthatch?
It all goes back to a story from my youth. One day long ago…
Installing iOS 10 Public Beta
The latest yummy goodness from Apple HQ
Year Half Full
We're now closer to 2017 than beginning of 2016.
Microblogging with Jekyll & Netlify
Geek paradise on the open web
Millennials and Work
WWDC 2016: UX
The 9.7" iPad Pro: a Creative Person’s Review
Apple has once again redefined the state of the art in the world of tablet computers. But is anyone paying attention in this smartphone-dominated culture? I am here to make the case that the iPad deserves another chance to shine.
That’s all folks!