Ron @quarterback

Ron last shared their writing Maybe I'll finally start blogging
It's weird how things are cyclical. In the past few years, I've just opted not to do a lot of internet writing. In the days of blogging, it's what really helped me get my ideas out and helped me refine them too. Perhaps the signal v noise ratio is too...
Ron's Pantry
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๐Ÿ“ 1 Strawberry
๐Ÿฅš 2 Eggs
๐Ÿช 2 Cookies
๐Ÿ 1 Pineapple
๐Ÿฅ“ 1 Bacon
๐Ÿฅƒ 1 Whiskey
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Maybe I'll finally start blogging

It's weird how things are cyclical. In the past few years, I've just opted not to do a lot of internet writing. In the days of blogging, it's what really helped me get my ideas out and helped me refine them too. Perhaps the signal v noise ratio is too...
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2022-07-29 01:39:25

Untitled Shared at Jul 14, 2022 as reply to Is the internet village poor?

It's like any kind of start-up, you could make money quickly but it wouldn't be immediate and you'd have to leverage your labor before anyone would pay out. Obviously, day labor is easier provided someone needs the work you do and you meet them that day and are connected with...
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2022-07-14 02:02:42

A compendium of stuff I don't want to forget
The Conference Championship

In 1997, I was in my senior year of high school. I was the most tenured member of the high school tennis team, which itself was a bit of a surprise. For context, I've played tennis since I was 9 and started getting lessons at 11. This was entirely self-directed,...
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2022-03-24 22:22:17

Silly life stories

This site and the final demise of livejournal made me reflect on all the superfluous stories that make up our lives. Like, I don't know that every one of them needs to be documented or if people should just have their letters burned when they die. But I just think...
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2022-03-11 20:50:28

The dating shift

I need to read a book about the shift from the majority of people in the US meeting partners online versus through real life/social connections/in-person. I hadn't thought about how distorting it is to become accustomed to all your interactions with dating coming via preferential algorithms that don't really know...
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2022-02-16 16:51:52

The Structures not just the game

Coaching high school tennis is fun, I enjoy seeing the growth in kids over the three month season. Because I have a day job that's not in education, I find the entrenched ideas that folks inhabit in that world really difficult to deal with. Naturally, I come with ideas on...
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2022-01-25 04:17:03

A place of my own

This site has been great even if I'm not habitually writing, having a place like Tumblr once was for me, where I can just write for the sake of writing has been nice. Last year, I thought I might switch jobs and so I lazily redirected my personal site to...
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2022-01-23 18:16:58

Field of view

Choosing someone who doesnโ€™t have the field of vision that you have can cause you to derail your own train. Itโ€™s obviously contextual, because growing up with somebody and evolving together is different than when youโ€™re on your own path or worse, when youโ€™ve had opportunities to grow through bad...
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2022-01-19 05:06:09

On Journeys

I was talking earlier to a friend about benchmarking yourself against other people's journeys. It's one thing to be motivated or inspired by someone who exists in your orbit. I have had many people who would walk down the same streets or hallways as me, and seeing them do something...
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2022-01-15 05:40:17