Franco Now: August 24, 2016 edition

Key Projects (Limit of 5)

  • #Uke50ByHeart: Learn 50 songs on Ukulele.  Be able to play and sing each from memory.  
    • Bonus points: Perform for seniors in assisted living home.
    • Bonus points: Post 1 or more videos to Youtube
  • #WordsToLiveBy: Learn Design and Typography by creating 50 images/drawings/pieces with quotes displayed with love.
  • Organize WDS Local for DC/NVA
  • Learn Clojure and Functional Programming
    • Clojure/ClojureScript: Vanguard rebalancing calculator
    • Clojure: A Ukulele TAB Markdown (tentative)
    • ...and coding at work

An attempt at time theming


  • Post to the blog 3x per week with a focused theme/topic.  (e.g. Choosing The Game You Wish To Play)
  • Exercise
    • Run 3 times each week to prepare for the Army 10 Miler.
    • Push-ups, Pull-ups, and dumbbell exercises on off days.
  • Have fruit with breakfast every morning.
  • Once a week: Ukulele Chord Progressions
...and of course, being kind.

...and of course, being kind.

Lifestyle Experiments

  • #FollowTheSun: For a period of no less than 1 month starting 6/14, no screens or electric lights after 845pm.  Wake up at 6am.
  • #CashMostly: Reduce credit card usage as much as possible.

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