Journal

I started my journal in 2004 to write about web design, development, and my personal life. Most of my early entries are gone. (They were often based on old technology or something-or-other.) I write most-often for myself, to remember, but also with hope that someone else finds encouragement or help in what I write.

Si, Si! Gracias, Gracias!

When I called my daughter to the dinner table, her response made me think about how I ought to approach God in my daily life.

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When Putting Beauty Over Design

My daughter loved this cup, but when we tried to use it we found a fatal flaw. It made me think about how what we design in isolation might not be worth it.

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Paleo: 1 Month Down

One month ago, I started on the paleo diet. My goal was to make it a year, being as consistent as I could. Well, the first month is down and so far (aside from a few things here and there) all is well. I haven’t downed a cake, or eaten bread. Those are my two… Read This Article

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Paleo vs BMI

So, funny thing about this whole 365 days of Paleo thing that I’m doing. I’ve been keeping record, watching my weight and BMI (Body Mass Index) as reported by my scale. Now, I knew it wouldn’t be accurate, but for a week I’ve watched it creep up to nearly an added whole percent while my… Read This Article

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Goodbye Ol' Spotify

I was right in the middle of a song that I wanted to hear when Hybrid (@hybridsound) tweeted this: “Finished symphony, 55k plays this quarter on Spotify. Income received – $23.20 #dontspenditallatonce” I was using Spotify, so I shut it down. Let’s not be mistaken here. That’s not $23.20 a day, it’s not even $23.20… Read This Article

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Going Paleo, for 365 Days.

This is hard, so I’m just going to say it. Today (July 1, 2014) is day #1 of a personal 365 day challenge wherein I follow the Paleo diet. Now, with that out of the way, and it feels a bit lighter on my shoulders, here’s the backstory. The Backstory In High School, I was… Read This Article

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Telling The "Right" Story

Last night as I was putting my daughter down for bed, she asked me to tell her a story. On further conversation she explained that she wanted to hear about the time we went on a boat to the rainbow falls. So I obliged, as I often do. I told her the drawn-out tale of… Read This Article

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Losing Bids and Growing A Company

Over the weekend we took a short vacation to Niagara falls, Canada. As you would expect, it was awesome. But that’s another story. While we were on a tour, our guide explained to us that the boat trips were being operated by a new company, the Hornblower. And this is where it gets interesting for… Read This Article

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A Few Changes for 2013

I’ve been meaning to mention a few things and just haven’t managed to do so. In the next few paragraphs you’ll probably understand why it’s been so hard to get all of this into words over the last few months. 2012 was crazy, especially the end, so this will be a bit of a recap… Read This Article

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About David Brooks

David Brooks is the owner of the small creative studio, Northward Compass, based out of Orlando, Florida. He writes electronic and ambient music as Light The Deep, and fantasy stories about a place called Elerien.

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