Personal Update 202306 | 24 Jun 2023


Thanks for taking a moment to read this month’s update. The featured photo this month is from 15 May 2023, taken at sunrise of Niagara Falls from Ontario, Canada. A zoomed-in variation of that photo is at the bottom of the page. [More Niagara Photos]

WALKING and Travel

My Google Pixel phone helps keep track of my walks and other travel. In May, I walked about 180,000 steps covering 28 miles in 9 hours 22 minutes. I spent about 50 hours driving 2,092 miles. In a more typical month, my driving miles would be about 300, but May included a road trip to Canada to visit Niagara. It was my first vacation since 2019. [More Niagara Photos]

Work Life Balance

Today as I write this monthly update, I have about a dozen computers needing attention from different people and additional non-computer work that’s pending. I’ll take a break today for my walk and some time away from computer screens, but generally my work continues through the weekend as a quiet time to catch up on pending projects.

This year I began supporting a large group of people who were getting support from another tech person in our area who is no longer consulting. It’s been a good fit and a wonderful expansion to the community of people I already support. I’m adjusting to take on extra people. Some live a few blocks away, or have limited periodic support needs. So, I’ve been able to handle the additional work without too much strain.


I continue to expand on the topic reports found on the Resources For Life dot com website. The list can be found on the What’s New Page. The list of topics expanded considerably in April. I keep adding to these reports, typically with one or two additions per month with a video or article link. Adding incrementally takes very little time since the post and related elements are already present.


If you’re interested in the latest tech-related guides and articles I’ve posted, you can visit the Posts Page on the Iowa City Tech website.


You can subscribe to be notified of these monthly newsletters [Subscribe] or scroll to the bottom of this page and enter your email address where indicated to be notified of every post to this site.


Many thanks to all of you who keep in touch and provide support for the work I do.

Origins. For those of you who are new to these monthly personal updates, they began about 23 years ago out of a desire to share from my personal life about topics of lifeways (faith/philosophy), health, career, finances, relationships, effective living, and public interest efforts. This is based on the Life Map presented on the Resources For Life website. [View]