Blog updates

Welcome back to the new and improved design.  For those of you who follow my blog through an aggregater, you may miss the new design - but, my blog is just a link away.  Take a peek and let me know what you think.

I would also like to introduce a new Page to the blog highlighting posts and readings on "Values, Goals, and Productivity".  On this page, I hope to capture meaningful readings in the genre of values, goals, and productivity.  If you have any suggestions of links to include on this page, I would love to hear about them.  They do not have to be explicitly Objectivist, but should certainly not contradict the fundamental principles.

I have also removed some inactive blogs from my "Interesting Blogs" list.  Over the summer, I hope to add more back to the list.


  1. Looks good, John. I use non-standard browser settings, including an increased font size, and everything on your page is still laid out very nicely. You've left enough breathing room in your design, which is very important for preventing clashing elements as well as for overall visibility. (The video would have clobbered the right sidebar if it was still at the top, but I have to expect some of that.)

    I turned off my black page background so that I could see your color scheme, and I do like the dark warm shades very much. Brown and orange are my favorite colors, and I wish they were used more often. The comments page still shows in harsh white and blue, unfortunately.

    I like the idea of the dedicated personal growth page, too. That's a topic that causes me a lot of unfounded anxiety and shame, and I am trying to acclimate myself to open discussion of it. Tod at Optimal Living has some posts that you might like, including "A Reminder to Keep Trying" (about Ayn Rand's perseverance in getting The Fountainhead published, September 10 2009) and "Ask and You Might Receive" (February 16, 2010). He has also published a Goal Meter for the iPhone.

  2. Thanks Kelleyn. I wish I could take credit for all of the design, but I used one of the templates provided by blogger. Its good to hear it still looks good using non-standard browser settings.

    I'll take a look at Tod's articles.