Jake LaCaze

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Adventures in Obsidian

Personal Essays

2021-04-20:

2021-04-20: Where were you when oil went negative? 4.20.2020

2021-04-20: I’m not proud of what I’ve written so much as I’m proud of the fact that …

2021-04-18: I’m excited to have picked up When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalinithi on Kindle for $2.99. …

2021-04-18: I tried administering CBT to my dog while she was on “the couch”. We got a lotta work …

2021-04-18:

2021-04-16: My first live music spiritual experience was courtesy of Radiohead in 2008, shortly after I had …

2021-04-13: I recently obligated myself to write at least 500 words every day. I intended to fill my obligations …

2021-04-11: Sometimes I use MindNode to outline story ideas, but I’m not sure it’s worth it for me …

2021-04-11: Epictetus has been dropping some fire in the last couple entries of The Daily Stoic: 4.10 It …

2021-04-10: Last night the sky was spoopy.

2021-04-10: Spring time is baseball time.

2021-04-09: I’ve been listening to “A Real Hero” incessantly over the last few days and have …

2021-04-09: This week, inspired by the Shuffle plugin for Obsidian, I made a goal to write 500 words every day. …

2021-04-08: Philip K. Dick’s The Man in the High Castle is the first book I’ve given up on this …

2021-04-06: I haven’t had much inspiration for new stories lately. Fortunately, the Shuffle plugin for …

2021-04-04: I’ve gone back and forth over whether to keep everything on one site or to separate certain …

2021-04-03: I’ve started working on my own writing manifesto, a declaration of my writing goals and …

2021-04-03: Obligatory “I spent some time outside” selfie

2021-04-03: I almost forgot I was still in DFW.

2021-04-02: The last couple writing group meetings have gotten derailed, but we had a make-up session tonight. I …

2021-03-31: Making order out of chaos

2021-03-31: I don’t know why it took me so long to realize my Obsidian vault could benefit from an …

2021-03-31: Using metadata rather than hashtags is a good way to clean things up in Obsidian.

2021-03-30: I’d say the daily notes portion of my Obsidian setup is coming along nicely. I’m hoping …

2021-03-30: Twitter ain’t never sent me nothing like this. Wordpress neither. Thanks, @jean!

2021-03-30: A Morning Dive into Obsidian

This morning I decided to take a bit of a focused deep dive into Obsidian. I started by expanding …

2021-03-29: Adventures in Obsidian

When you're young, you can't help making fun of your elders' inflexibility. You know you used to …

2021-03-28: Due to micro.blog peer pressure, I’ve decided to give Obsidian a real shot. I’m curious …

2021-03-27: My daughter has her own sense of style. Gotta give it to her

2021-03-25: New Blogging Platform, New Blogging Style

I hopped onto micro.blog earlier this year. I forget exactly when because this is, I believe, the …

2021-03-24: 28 Days Later vibes

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2021-03-23: Adjusting to pandemic life was tough, but after the glimpse from the last few weeks, I’m …

2021-03-23: “Yeah, I stole your man. What ya gonna do about it?”

2021-03-21: I’m goin’ out West Where they appreciate me

2021-03-21: I was recently reminded me of the SPAM haiku archive. If you’re looking for a way to waste …

2021-03-19: Wagon rides are more fun when you bring friends…lots and lots of friends

2021-03-19: This morning someone responded to a work email and addressed me as “Jack”. Such …

2021-03-17:

2021-03-17: Play Me A Few Notes, Sonny

For me, getting older has been a bit of a mixed bag. In some ways, life gets easier as I figure …

2021-03-15: I was planning to release a short story collection on Kindle, but now I’m thinking about …

2021-03-14: The toddler life has been rough, but in this moment, all was well.

2021-03-13: Someone recently shared a story about how he had to dodge the clothesline whenever he backed out to …

2021-03-12: I’ve been in a writing funk lately. This morning I forced myself to resume a certain short …

2021-03-11: The New Routine

I had just started getting a hold of a routine when the pandemic came along and crapped right on my …

2021-03-04: I’m ready for the return of spring. I need to take advantage of the weather and longer days by …

2021-02-27: “It’s coming right for us!”

2021-02-27: Inside the old George Bush home in Midland, TX

2021-02-27: Our world has never been so divided. Literally.

2021-02-27: A couple years ago, my son picked up this bookmark and said, “It’s you, Daddy,” …

2021-02-26: An abandoned car and RV in Terlingua, TX

2021-02-26: The Baker Hotel in Mineral Wells, TX

2021-02-26: The old scout shack in Texon, TX

2021-02-26: The smokestack monument in Thurber, TX

2021-02-26: Inside the former Reagan County courthouse in Stiles, TX

2021-02-26: The former Reagan County courthouse in Stiles, TX

2021-02-24: Our last visit to Fry’s, in January 2020. I had never before been sad to see a store withering …

2021-02-20: The Lessons of 2020 and Beyond

2020 is behind us, but the mood carries on, so we find ourselves in limbo, able to reflect on our …

2021-02-19: Reading Ernest Hemingway’s In Our Time makes me realize that I don’t dislike …

2021-02-19: 2 takeaways from 2020 and beyond: When criticizing a system, don’t compare it to Utopia. …

2021-02-17: She’s had enough.

2021-02-16: The good thing about the power outages from Texas Snowpocalypse 2021: I’ve had more time to …

2021-02-15: Felt cute, might delete later

2021-02-15: 2021 mood

2021-02-14: Snow is overrated, y’all.

2021-02-14: Today I’m thinking about the time a group of us were at Cafe Brazil and the waiter said, …

2021-02-14: Journaling doesn’t work for me; it ends up a mundane retelling of the day’s events with …

2021-02-12: Last night I prepped the John Wick trilogy for my Plex server, and now I’m itching to rewatch …

2021-02-11: Your hand in mine

2021-02-11: This morning I finished Play It As It Lays, the first Joan Didion fiction I’ve read. My …

2021-02-07: Going through the Micro Monday archives, I recently listened to #83, in which @jeremycherfas and …

2021-02-06: The birthplace of my future next great American novel AKA last night’s Airbnb

2021-02-05: Just a few candles short

2021-02-03: Technology is great, but it’s made certain aspects of storytelling more difficult. From The …

2021-02-03: One of the most refreshing things about micro.blog: I haven’t seen any gifs or memes. Not that …

2021-02-02: What do you mean you forgot the Blue Bell? Fine, I’ll get it myself.

2021-02-02: When life imitates art

2021-02-02: Life tastes good.

2021-02-02: Rain, rain go away

2021-01-31: Cannon Beach, 2018

2021-01-31: Nerding out together

2021-01-31: My Sunday happy place

2021-01-30: The alien grave in Aurora, TX

2021-01-30: Cottontail Joe

2021-01-30: An old single-serving friend

2021-01-30: A precious moment I’d forgotten

2021-01-30: When baby naps, the toys must nap.

2021-01-30: My very own reserved spot

2021-01-29: Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House is the first novel I’ve read in 2021. My …

2021-01-18: Confession: I once wrote an instruction manual for using a chimney starter for a technical writing …

2021-01-10: A relaxing night outside with the dog

2020-12-25: 2021 Goals

I no longer see goals as pending accomplishments but as immediate motivators. Little happens without …

2020-11-30: Places That Once Were

Landmen have an interesting relationship with history. Some will harken back to the good old days of …

2020-04-29: The Happening in Aurora, Texas

When you hear about Texas, a few things may come to mind: