Drinking out of regular cups is for the unimaginative and the unadventurous.

Water isn't the most exciting beverage. Shame we all are supposed to drink so much of it for our health and all.

When the boredom gets so bad I start to get dehydrated, I know it's time to spice up my hydration routine a little.

Maybe I'm just a weird…

Going to national parks is fun, but not just for the reasons you might think.

It doesn’t matter if I’m visiting the redwoods of California or the canyons of Southern Utah — a consistently entertaining part of being a tourist in the outdoors is seeing the signs of the constant struggle between park rangers and stubborn tourists.

Those stories are woven into the very fabric…

How Much Should I Trust That Desperate Last Line of Defense Keeping Me From Wetting the Bed?

We don’t know how our brains work, but somehow we’re still largely able to rely on them to subconsciously prevent nocturnal catastrophes.

I think we’re all a lot close to nighttime incontinence than we’d like to admit.

Thank goodness something was looking out for me last night while I was sleeping. I don’t know if it was divine intervention or some vestigial part of my consciousness refusing to yield completely to sleep…

It’s a simple game, with a simple idea. But it manages to combine an irresistibly-compelling story with a uniquely-unrestrained exploration mechanic.

Alex Beachum, creator of Outer Wilds, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Playing the video game Outer Wilds was different from so many other games I’ve played before. It drew me in, kept me invested, and (despite the small size of it’s world) it gave me a truer sense of free exploration than even the huge open world games achieve.

The only…

When the storms of life rage, the paycheck-to-paycheck style of emotional living will leave us feeling empty.

Always on the Emotional Edge

With finances, people mistakenly assume that times will stay as good as they are now — that there’s no need to worry about things like emergency preparedness, food storage, emergency funds, and contingency plans. We do the same thing with the mental and emotional side of things. …

What else in my life has been slowly going wrong, but that could be fixed as easily as a clogged shower drain?

Nothing says “Squeaky Clean!” like standing a puddle of lightly-used shower water mixed with whatever mystery liquid might be bubbling back up the drain.

It is so incredibly satisfying to run water down a freshly de-clogged shower drain. It’s the same satisfaction I get from cleaning, organizing, and washing. It’s the feeling of taking something that has slowly been worsening over time and then fixing it back to it’s optimal state.

The satisfaction is…

Tarron Lane

A technology and life enthusiast, sharing the occasional unsolicited opinion, anecdote, or insight.

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