December 31, 2017

The Fight And Flight Of 2017

A few months ago, I summarized my summer as one that was very anxious. Now I’m wondering how to best summarize my entire year. If I had to describe it in a single word, I’m not sure what it would be.

December 9, 2017

Is Flickr Still A Thing?

Recently I was bit by the shutterbug again! Being outside and collecting pecans, the vivid fall colors of the leaves caught my eyes. So I tried taking some photos to capture their beauty. I’m not saying I succeeded, but I enjoyed it none the less.

October 13, 2017

Living With Less Is Enough

A notion struck me about a year ago. I don’t know if it could be called an epiphany or not. But it was like the movie Inception; an idea seemed to be deeply planted into the core of my being. It moved me to make some changes in my life, including one of the biggest: moving to a new home. The idea was: “enough.”

October 7, 2017

The End Of Newsfeed Distraction

Several weeks ago, I found myself once again mindlessly scrolling the Facebook Newsfeed with my thumb, glancing blankly at each passing post. I had opened the app for a specific reason but somehow got distracted, forgetting what I was there for. I’m sure you’ve heard of this habitual phenomenon before; it happens often.

October 6, 2017

The Anxious Summer Of 2017

After a long hiatus, I’m dusting off the Jason Journals site. Blogging is something you’re supposed to do consistently if you want regular readers. Well I might say I’m consistently inconsistent. But my absence from the blog over the summer has been due to more than my usual on-and-off interest in the blog-o-sphere.

April 24, 2017

Why I Like Republic Wireless

After years of buying into 2-year contracts with cell phone carriers, I finally broke free! I must give credit to
Republic Wireless for that, and also to Walt Mossberg; his latest review of RW’s new technology gave me the push to give it a go! OK, also, Amazon’s Prime deal on a couple of phones helped too. So if, like me, you try to be frugal and minimal, or you like affordable and simple, read on.

April 16, 2017

What Is A Shutterbug?

Shutterbug – an amateur photographer, especially one who isgreatly devoted to the hobby; a photographer, esp. anenthusiastic amateur.

Flower Bugs Made Me A Shutterbug

A photo I took of a single Texas Bluebonnet with bugs on it is the picture that made me become a shutterbug.

March 31, 2017

More Than Enough Is Not Enough

It may seem a bit counter-intuitive at first, that “more than enough” is not "enough." How can that be? I mean, if you have more than enough, then you surely have enough, plus more! That makes sense.

Jason Journals First Post

This is my first post on this blog! And since I don’t know if I should just jump right in with an article or not, I’ll just make this sort of a meta-post; let’s say introductory. I’ll keep it short since most of this kind of info is found on my About page.

February 15, 2017

Dumbify Your Smartphone

A dumb phone may be a smart idea. “Too smart for your own good.” Maybe that should apply to our current age of gadgets like smartphones and tablets. Just 10 years ago, before the iPhone, the flip phone or feature phone was the smartest phone on the block. Now we call them dumb phones.

February 7, 2017

Four Reasons Why I Chose Blogger

When I think of traditional blogging platforms, only two ever really come to mind: Blogger and WordPress. There are a few others out there, sure, but for my choosing, these were the only real options. I thought long and hard for some time until I felt comfortable with a final decision. So what made me settle on Blogger over WordPress? In one word: simplicity.