Andrew Coy

Falcon Heavy

SpaceX for the Win

In case you missed it somehow for some (hopefully good) reason, SpaceX launched their test Falcon Heavy rocket. The 230 ft tall rocket has the thrust capacity to launch a fully-loaded "737 jetliner loaded with passengers, crew, luggage and fuel" but in a funny and brilliant play, launched a test mass that consisted of Elon Musk's Tesla . . .

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February 06, 2018

Before Sunrise; After Sunset

Double Workout

I woke up this morning 2 minutes before my 4 am alarm would have gone off. According to my Strava, it has been since the 1st of December that I was out riding in the 5 o'clock hour and the 9th of November that I was riding in the 4 o'clock hour. Either ice, sickness, or travel (or all three) have kept me from the early morning workouts. . . .

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February 05, 2018

Practicing Gratitude

An Exercise in Remembrance

Everyone has something (lots of somethings) to be grateful for. Practicing gratitude is merely an exercise in remembrance.

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What you choose to actively call back from memory, and how often you intentionally go through this process, has a direct impact on the trajectory of your life. As I wrote about last Sunday, the heart of my . . .

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February 04, 2018


The Fire Within

There are many places on Earth where you can catch a glimpse of something that is both terrifying and awe-inspiring – places that remind you that no matter how big or important you do or don't feel, your existence is terribly small and fragile. These powerful places demand our acknowledgment that the systems of our "pale blue dot" . . .

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February 04, 2018

Punxsutawney Phil

6 More Weeks of Winter

Happy Groundhog Day!

If you haven't seen the classic Bill Murray film Groundhog Day (recently or ever), you should. It is a great exploration of a simple concept of time. What would you do if you had an endless amount of the same day?

According to Dan Rubin, one of the screenwriters of Groundhog Day, Phil Conners is doomed . . .

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February 03, 2018

Taxing Redux

Still At It

I made it to the end of all of the automated tax filing systems questions. There were a lot of them.

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Now I am trying to figure out how it calculated the ultimate number and have built a spreadsheet around this task. Call it a weakness that can also be a strength, but I either completely ignore something or work to completely understand it. I . . .

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February 02, 2018


Getting Started

Tonight we began the detailed-oriented process of preparing our taxes. In years past, tax filing has been Ann's exclusive domain. This year, however, things are complicated by my consulting business and non-W2 income streams.

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Apparently, we weren't far off from winning the game of tic-tack-toe (although we later found out that the "moved" . . .

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February 01, 2018