Shawn Yeager

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2021-07-26: Reeling in the 🐟

2021-07-26: “Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more …

2021-07-17: 🌅

2021-07-15: 🌙🪁

2021-07-07: These cats live on the boardwalk along the path I walk to the beach each morning. It’s all I can do …

2021-07-06: “We think we understand the rules when we become adults, but what we really experience is a …

2021-07-05: “I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy, because they know …

2021-07-04: Born Sunburned on the 4th of July. Worth it.

2021-06-26: “There are victories of the soul and spirit. Sometimes, even if you lose, you win.” —Elie Wiesel 💬

2021-06-25: 🌝

2021-06-24: “Objectivity is a virtue, and one that is very difficult to practice.” —Pierre Hadot 💬

2021-06-23: Something other than surf and sky

2021-06-23: A beautiful end

2021-06-19: What a day.

2021-06-17: Meditations “To live a good life: we have the potential for it. If we can learn to be …

2021-06-15: “Never regret anything that made you smile.” —Mark Twain 💬

2021-06-10: “I was a late bloomer, but anyone who blooms at all, ever, is very lucky.” —Sharon Olds 💬

2021-06-08: A fine day for a walk in the park

2021-06-07: About last night

2021-06-05: Be still, my heart.

2021-06-04: Take a dip.

2021-06-01: East side, West side

2021-05-30: Never gets old.

2021-05-28: Friday afternoon think-n-stroll

2021-05-26: “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” —Mark Twain 💬

2021-05-25: This is beautiful. Some periods of our growth are so confusing that we don’t even recognise that …

2021-05-21: Dinner on the Mediterranean—with kittens. Morocco has made me a cat person.

2021-05-17: Marina Smir, Tétouan, Morocco

2021-05-12: “When our memories outweigh our dreams, it is then that we become old.” —Alan Watts 💬

2021-05-10: “Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought.” —Matsuo …

2021-05-05: “We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from …

2021-05-03: Tonight’s walk at 🌅

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2021-04-27: “I discovered to my joy, that it is life, not death, that has no limits.” —Gabriel García Márquez 💬

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2021-04-24: “Has it ever struck you that life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by you …

2021-04-14: “Here is the world: beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid.” —Frederick Buechner …

2021-04-11: A weekend visit to Kasbah, Tangier, including the Sultanate Palace, the first “supermarket”, and the …

2021-04-06: But happiness cannot be pursued; it must ensue. One must have a reason to “be happy.” …

2021-03-30: “One idiot is one idiot. Two idiots are two idiots. Ten thousand idiots are a political party.” …

2021-03-24: If you were a geeky child of the 80s like me, the film Tron was transformative. This episode of the …

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2021-03-17: 🌙

2021-03-17: “Hope locates itself in the premises that we don’t know what will happen and that in the …

2021-03-16: “You may do this, I tell you, it is permitted. Begin again the story of your life.” —Jane Hirshfield …

2021-03-16: Sunset ride

2021-03-14: It was a beautiful day.

2021-03-13: “Some people will never like you because your spirit irritates their demons.” —Unknown 💬

2021-03-10: So, it’s come to this. ❌🍞

2021-03-09: Love this: The Kilobyte’s Gambit—a chess game in only 1024 bytes of code. Constraints breed …

2021-03-03: Walkabout

2021-03-03: “Don’t sell your soul to buy peanuts for the monkeys.” —Dorothy Salisbury Davis 💬

2021-02-27: “He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.” —Ralph Waldo …

2021-02-24: “The nearer a man comes to a calm mind, the closer he is to strength.” —Marcus Aurelius …

2021-02-23: ☀️ = 🧺 day

2021-02-21: “The end is nothing; the road is all.” —Willa Cather 💬

2021-02-20: “In a way, you’ve already won in this world, because you’re the only one who can be you.” —Fred …

2021-02-18: To be human is finally to be a loser, for we are all fated to lose our carefully constructed sense …

2021-02-17: Fly by night

2021-02-16: I could spend days photographing doorways in Morocco. Each one is unique.

2021-02-15: “A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.” —Oscar Wilde 💬

2021-02-13: Beauty and the beast

2021-02-13: I watched the first episode when it released, but didn’t get it. I’ve now redeemed myself, two …

2021-02-09: “Stick with the people who pull the magic out of you and not the madness.” —Unknown 💬

2021-02-06: From yesterday’s hike along the coastline of the Strait of Gibraltar, Merkala Beach, Tangier

2021-02-01: “I regret that it takes a life to learn how to live.” —Jonathan Safron Foer 💬

2021-01-31: “We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The …

2021-01-22: From last weekend’s hike along the Atlantic coastline

2021-01-16: Waiting

2021-01-15: “Politics is the art of obtaining money from the rich and votes from the poor on the pretext of …

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2021-01-12: Sundown on the boardwalk

2021-01-10: The end of the road

2021-01-09: Kicked around a tucked away used book store in Tangier and time-traveled back to circa 1990. 📚

2021-01-08: Today included a visit to the Tangier American Legation – a wonderful exhibit, the oldest American …

2021-01-03: ☁️

2020-12-30: Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes …

2020-12-29: Strait of Gibraltar

2020-12-27: Au revoir, Zuck. It’s been real.

2020-12-27: More 🌝

2020-12-27: “Patriotism is a kind of religion; it is the egg from which wars are hatched.” —Guy de …

2020-12-26: Sky, sea, and moon

2020-12-22: After searching for weeks, I found – in a Tangier book store, no less – what looks like a great …

2020-12-22: December in Tangier is a bit different than Nashville.

2020-12-15: The view at dinner tonight

2020-12-13: “The Social Life of Forests,” in the New York Times, is my favorite science long read in a very long …

2020-12-11: “The punchline of life, really, is that you can’t become happy. You can only be happy.” …

2020-12-06: Arguing that you don’t care about privacy because you have nothing to hide is like arguing that you …

2020-12-05: Today’s view from the northern tip of Africa

2020-11-29: I ♥️ Morocco

2020-11-28: On the Bay of Tanger

2020-11-28: Skyward

2020-11-28: Perched

2020-11-26: The voice on this guy – wow. While the melody carries serious shades of Jeff Buckley. “Winter Song” …

2020-11-26: “The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.” —Horace …

2020-11-25: Hey, Basecamp’s excellent email product, just launched a brilliant marketing campaign, …

2020-11-24: Cat nap

2020-11-22: Soaring

2020-11-22: Sundown

2020-11-22: Shopping in the open markets of Tangier is wonderful. I’d almost forgotten what real produce looks …

2020-11-21: I cannot get enough of the blues of the skies over Tangier.

2020-11-20: With four days until release, I’m really hoping that Ready Player Two is half as fun as the …

2020-11-20: Rue Anoual, Tangier, Morocco

2020-11-19: A walk around Médina, Tangier, Morocco

2020-11-18: Napping cat in Tangier, Morocco

2020-11-15: The view at dinner last night in Bouregrag, Rabat, Morocco

2020-11-13: “Everytime I witness a strong person, I want to know: What darkness did you conquer? Mountains do …

2020-11-12: Sunset in Rabat, Morocco

2020-11-10: Avenue Mustafa Assayeh, Rabat, Morocco

2020-11-08: On approach to JFK

2020-10-30: “A mind that is stretched by new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” ―Oliver …

2020-10-23: Downtown Nashville

2020-10-20: Hang in there.

2020-10-14: Sunrise in Nashville with a sliver of moon

2020-10-06: A nice touch from Electronic Frontier Foundation. Especially now, I’m happy to be a supporter.

2020-10-03: Autumn has arrived in Nashville. Hoodie + latte time.

2020-10-02: I tapped shuffle and this played first; seems eerily prescient this year, on this day. “One of Them …

2020-10-02: “It isn’t enough for your heart to break because everybody’s heart is broken now.” —Allen Ginsberg, …

2020-09-20: “The greatest tragedy in mankind’s entire history may be the hijacking of morality by …

2020-09-17: Pandemic-ready tees

2020-09-07: “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” …

2020-09-05: My new Field Notes “National Parks” Series arrived.

2020-09-01: “The difference between misery and happiness depends on what we do with our attention.” —Sharon …

2020-08-30: The new album from Angel Olsen is an absolute stunner. 🎵

2020-08-30: Sunset in Nashville

2020-08-25: ‪”If you’re losing your soul and you know it, then you’ve still got a soul left to …

2020-08-24: The latest selection from Trade Coffee. Fancy. ☕️

2020-08-23: “Life and love generate effort, but effort will not generate them.” —Alan Watts 💬

2020-08-19: My new hoodie arrived, just in time for Fall and the next Bitcoin bull run. That QR code. 👌🏼

2020-08-19: Another beautiful sunset in Nashville

2020-08-15: It’s a fine time to rewatch Mr. Robot. 📺 Money printer go brrr.

2020-08-13: The new arrival from Trade Coffee. It smells divine, even before I’ve opened the bag. ☕️

2020-08-11: “Uncertainty is an uncomfortable position. But certainty is an absurd one.” —Voltaire 💬

2020-08-11: The latest addition to my collection of ☕️ mugs.

2020-08-11: Nice to see the Gruhn Guitars mural underway again. 🎸

2020-08-10: Tonight’s sunset in Nashville

2020-08-08: Smart people learn from everything and everyone, average people from their experiences, stupid …

2020-08-04: You are under no obligation to remain the same person you were a year ago, a month ago, or even a …

2020-08-02: A beautiful, new track from another artist I discovered this year, SYML: “The Dark”. 🎵

2020-08-02: Released just three weeks ago, My Morning Jacket’s The Waterfall II is shaping up to be one of my …

2020-07-31: This one stings.

2020-07-30: Well, this blew my mind: macintosh.js. This is Mac OS 8, running in an Electron app pretending to …

2020-07-29: Want to read: True Names and The Openings of the Cyberspace Frontier by Vernor Vinge 📚

2020-07-28: It’s Trade Coffee delivery day. Your darkest, you say? Challenge accepted. ☕️

2020-07-28: Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your readings have …

2020-07-27: Thus Buddhism may be summed up in two phrases: “Let go!” and “Walk on!” Drop the craving for self, …

2020-07-26: Shiny new kit assembled and running Umbrel Bitcoin and Lightning full node.

2020-07-26: Today’s project: building a new node for testing Umbrel☂.

2020-07-25: I miss live music. Illiterate Light are one of my top new bands of 2020. They’ve just followed up their self-titled …

2020-07-24: 🎵 My top pick for this #NewMusicFriday: “Wristwatch” by Husky, from their new prerelease album, …

2020-07-22: Yesterday’s unexpected Guns N’ Roses cover released by (presumably) the estate of Chris Cornell …

2020-07-21: The Ritual of Morning Coffee I love coffee. Good coffee. If I’m being honest, I’m a coffee snob. Several years ago, my brother …

2020-07-20: 🎥 Ford v Ferrari was the feel good movie I was looking for on a relaxed day off. Bale and Damon are …

2020-07-19: 🎵 The new single from Palace, “Someday, Somewhere,” is just right for a lazy Sunday.

2020-07-19: A magnificent sunset tonight

2020-07-18: What does it say about a people when they will not do the least to protect the most by wearing …

2020-07-18: Currently reading: Economics in the Age of COVID-19 by Joshua Gans 📚

2020-07-17: 🎥 As a Philip K. Dick fan, I’d been meaning to watch The Adjustment Bureau for years. I stumbled …

2020-07-17: Seems a shame that my zoom-mates won’t see my snazzy new #proofofsocks from MtSocks.

2020-07-16: 🎵 Massive Attack weigh in on universal basic income and the state of the world with a new track and …

2020-07-14: ☁️

2020-07-14: ☕️ My latest arrival from Trade Coffee: Onyx Coffee Lab’s Eclipse. Love the packaging.

2020-07-13: 📚 Eager to dig into The Price of Tomorrow, at a time when the US Fed is printing trillions of …

2020-07-13: 📺 Compliments of HBO Max, I’m back into Doctor Who. While I try to keep my “TV” …

2020-07-13: I’m endlessly fascinated by clouds.

2020-07-12: 🎵 It was worth the five-year wait. The Waterfall II from My Morning Jacket is a gem.

2020-07-12: “Power lies in a group’s ability to define reality.” —Dr. Derald Wing Sue 💬

2020-07-12: After six years of daily use, my original Magic Trackpad gave up the ghost. The replacement has …

2020-07-11: 🎵 I have Sufjan Steven’s new track, “America”, on repeat today. All 12:30 of it.

2020-07-11: If you know, you know. Credit: Unknown