Category: Max’s Back Pocket

Max’s Back Pocket Vol. XII

I was able to drum up enough motivation to start biking to work again this week. I really don’t have any excuses for not to be biking in. My one-way commute is 2.1 miles and only takes between 10-12 minutes on the bike. I suppose the lax dress code at work certainly makes things easier now. If there is one thing that sticks out of this pandemic, I hope it’s this new policy. But the...

Max’s Back Pocket Vol. XI

If you are anything like me, you might be a bit rusty on your Roman numerals. So for clarity, this is the 11th edition of Max’s Back Pocket. That comes out to eleven weeks and almost fully encapsulates the height of the pandemic. When data-mining archeologists dig up this blog in 1,000 years they will be glad I meticulously documented everything. In theory, we will have ten more pandemics by then. Things started ramping up...

Max’s Back Pocket Vol. X

I am starting to get into the routine of writing these weekly updates. Perhaps it is becoming a bit of a habit. Unfortunately, it probably won’t last as things get back to normal. I mentioned last week that my state started turning the faucet back on. From what I am seeing, we are treading lightly. It’s a relief. I haven’t seen any concerts pop up in the parks with giant mosh pits yet. I suppose...

Max’s Back Pocket Vol. IX

Well, I am starting to see some signals that things might be trending back to the way things were. Slowly turning on the faucet, as they call it. It might take 6 months or even a year to get there, but things are certainly moving in that direction. My state is set to slowly phase-in services starting May 4th. Healthcare is at the top of this list. Treading lightly will be key to our success....

Max’s Back Pocket Volume VIII

I’m new to Twitter. I am still trying to figure out if it is worth my time or not. I’m having some fun with it, though. Last week, I ran my first ‘Twitter poll’ to figure out if these weeks are going by fast or slow. I really can’t tell. In some respect, they are flying by. By other measures, they are going at a snail pace. The majority of my massive Twitter following seems...