SIMPLE WORK & PLAY

Do You Look Forward To Each Day?

How you spend your time matters. If you do what you love, work is a joy. Even when it is difficult and challenging, it is a blessing. Playing is as important as working. Your vocation, career, hobbies and past-times sculpt your life into art… one day at a time.

So your time matters. After all, time is all you have in this life — and you don’t know exactly how much of it you will get. You can enjoy it, waste it, sell or rent hours of your day to others, or lose them. But once gone, that time is not coming back.

Shouldn’t you do your best to enjoy all aspects of your day? That’s the goal of Simple Work and Play!

These articles will discuss ways to enjoy work and play more. They will include methods for making your time more effective, more creative and more satisfying.

(There will be a special focus on those who are creative, self-employed and are making their own, self-sufficient way in the world.)

November 7, 2016
unlimited data plan on cell phone for tethering and hot spot use

Why I Keep My Unlimited Data Plan

Yes, there are a number of fantastic deals on cell phones right now. Most of them are much cheaper than what I pay. BUT… I can […]
September 25, 2016

Just Read: A Broom of One’s Own (Writing Book)

I have found that I’m enjoying more time to read (as well as to write) once my income-producing client work is done. This usually happens once […]
April 21, 2016
become a digital nomad

Nomad List

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at living in a few different locations? Are you a digital nomad  — or a digital nomad wanna-be — […]
November 20, 2014
Privacy Grades for Your Favorite Smartphone Apps

Is Your Smartphone Stealing Your Private Information?

The apps you use on your iPhone or Android may be collecting a lot more information than you realize. Recently some controversy arose over the permissions […]
May 7, 2014
POPS-SHOP-CARPENTER-BEE-TRAPS

The Great Carpenter Bee Trap Adventure!

Update: Pops is no longer making the traps to sell, but you can make your own with his carpenter bee trap instructions here. Pops (and Mom) […]
April 17, 2014
How to tame your inbox

Simplify Your Inbox: Simple Sorting for Gmail

In a previous lifetime — oh, about two weeks ago — I had an inbox that had over 275 filters attached to it. If you had […]
September 17, 2013
Portable, high power USB charger

One USB Charger to Rule Them All

I juggle quite a few USB powered, power-hungry devices. Getting things charged quickly is a prime objective for my daily routine. Rather than carry a charger […]
December 4, 2012
Traveling with Technology

Packing Light: My Minimalistic Tech Travel List

I just returned from a great little five day trip to southern California. I wasn’t there doing my regular business — but I was doing a […]
October 16, 2012
A way to remember everything from your life

Getting Organized: Evernote

If you haven’t discovered Evernote yet, it’s time. It’s the best note-organizing software I’ve found since my love affair with OneNote back before I eschewed all […]
September 27, 2012
Technology with a tail: USB drive for tablets

My Nexus 7 Has A Tail: Streaming From A USB Drive

My little Nexus 7 has a tail. It’s a USB 2.0 Female to Micro USB Male OTG On-The-Go Cable Adapter and it cost me a whopping 79 […]
September 7, 2012
Nexus 7 Android Tablet

Just Bought the New Nexus 7

Today I brought home the new Google Nexus 7 Tablet (16 GB). (Yeah, that’s an affiliate link.) Today I also sold my Kindle Fire online. So […]
April 17, 2012
Internet in Remote Locations

Best Phone for Remote Internet Access

After what I can only call “an ordeal” — I have some information to share with others who are seeking a decent Internet connection in a […]