I have to admit that I have a problem. I have A LOT of different email addresses. Why? I don’t really know any more. A couple were set up with projects that I have stopped now, two are from school, one was from when I did contract work, one was supposed to be for internet newsletters, and another friends and family have. I also have one that is just for financial institutions, with the hope that if anything gets hacked, at least those would be separate. But, they now forward to the other so, that defeats the purpose.

I don’t have to go and check all of these emails now, they all forward to one account, except for anything related to this blog and my regular job.. I have kept this blog completely separate from everything else in my life, thus far. With the hope that I can be more honest in this space, but I digress…

Email addresses, how many do we really need? Probably one for signing up for all the internet stuff, and you don’t have to check on it regularly unless you order something, and one for family and friends that you do check regularly. Or, would you just have one?



I read a lot of productivity books. I don’t think it makes me more productive. Because really if I would just learn the lessons from one book, I shouldn’t need to keep reading them, right?

The latest few I have read, and some blog posts that have come up recently talk about rituals. This word must mean something different to them, then it does to me. As google defines a ritual as:

a religious or solemn ceremony consisting of a series of actions performed according to a prescribed order.


relating to or done as a religious or solemn rite.

Well, I think me and google are on the same track. Ritual to me is something religious that is done repetitively, like regular worship of some kind.

These productivity posts and books seem to be using it as another work for routine. I guess ritual is a more hardcore form of a routine? I don’t know, it just seems like an odd use of the word ritual to me.

* perhaps I should start a tag for just rambles 😉