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Greetings! If you're new to Mastodon, welcome! If not, glad to meet you!

I first tried Mastodon back in May 2017, but I did very little with it until about five months ago. Since then, it's been exciting to see the network grow by leaps and bounds!

About Me: I run my own instance at OpenWeb.social and recently moved my account there. I blog at jaredwhite.com and record a weekly podcast called The Jared White Show celebrating the open web. I love hiking, synth music, and coffee.

Stan Lee has died today. 95 years old. I never got into comic books at a kid, and for whatever reason, I’m still not a consumer of that medium—however, I’m absolutely hooked on comic book-based movies and TV shows. I love all the MCU movies, especially over the last 4 years. I love the Marvel shows on Netflix. I love Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Plus all the “Arrowverse” DC-based shows on The CW.) So the news of Stan’s passing hits me hard. What an incredible legacy of storytelling he leaves with us.

In a world of leaves, be the one that stands out.

I never post close-up pictures of my daughter online, but since she's hiding behind her toy doggie here, you get a treat. Me = proud dad of a 7 year old girly girl. 🥰

I’ve decided (for the umpteenth time!) to resume daily microblogging. The plan is to post to my website (jaredwhite.com) once a day and syndicate to Birdsite and here on Mastodon. I’ve really been enjoying other daily bloggers such as Seth Godin and Dave Winer for a while now, plus the folks I follow on Birdsite who essentially use that platform for blogging. To aid me in this quest, I’m using Things to remind me every day at 11am Pacific to post something. We’ll see how it goes. 😃

In a world of leaves, be the one that stands out.

I never post close-up pictures of my daughter online, but since she's hiding behind her toy doggie here, you get a treat. Me = proud dad of a 7 year old girly girl. 🥰

As a former resident of California, I thought you'd have to travel to the east coast to see fall color like this. Now living in Oregon, the most incredible scenery is right outside my door. I seem to catch my breath at least once every day!

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Do you ever feel like a failure? Ever worry you're not measuring up, that "they" are always more successful than you are? Maybe the issue isn't that you're actually a failure, but you're struggling with the *emotions* of failure, and that is something we can work with! youtube.com/watch?v=qKoiKiqrlf

“To the artist there is never anything ugly in nature.” –Auguste Rodin

Some places that's a challenging proposition, but here in Oregon it's not hard to find beauty at every turn!

Yesterday was just one of those days…didn't feel like doing much of anything. Took an afternoon nap. Watched too much Netflix. Went to bed gloomy. 😑

I'm hoping all that extra sleep paid off and I feel chipper today! Hard to tell yet, I'm still waking up. 😋

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Humorous travel vlog about Oregon and essentialism Show more

I will admit, I'm a sucker for water reflection shots. If they're reflecting brilliant reds and oranges from the autumnal canopy, so much the better! 🧡

Humorous travel vlog about Oregon and essentialism Show more

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OpenWeb.social

A Mastodon neighborhood (aka "instance") for professional developers, designers, and content creators who support an open and vibrant web free of repressive government and corporate control.