Bruce Layman

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2020-05-05: If you are finding that all the weights and exercise equipment is still sold out, but you want to …

2020-04-27: A dog, breakfast. Austin, TX. April 2020.

2020-04-19: I will watch the video—at least twice—any time Danny Macaskill goes back home to Scotland. In his …

2020-04-13: Re: Life, and video games, within constraints Quarantine is the first time in probably 7 years that I’ve truly missed having a video game console …

2020-04-13: ♾♾

2020-03-26: I was reading Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds from James Clear’s newsletter today and I wanted to …

2020-03-02: File under things worth believing in: Plain Text. Jeff Huang uses a single, plain text file for all …

2020-03-01: Laguna Beach, CA February 2020

2020-02-25: …there’s a difference between hearing about it and experiencing it. There’s no excuse for being …

2020-02-18: Smartphone as Teleportation Device Craig Mod continues to be one of the most important thinkers that I read. In the ongoing battle to …

2020-02-17: My two favorite writing tools.

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2020-02-12: Anything but plain.

2020-02-10: Sign.

2020-02-10: Work travel means the opportunity for aerial photography. Slow shutters and clouds combine nicely.

2020-02-09: Rainy Austin morning lull.

2020-02-08: Contrast.

2020-02-07: Chance of angry clouds above Austin today? 100%

2020-02-06: Plant among the flat irons.

2020-02-05: Few things better than a hide wrapped notebook for keeping thoughts in.

2020-02-04: Navy Bean has a favorite coffee spot.

2020-02-03: Reflect on the yellow wall - have a bee-autiful day.

2020-02-02: Long sight lines.

2020-02-01: Open skies in the Flatirons of Colorado.

2020-01-29: I was going through my 150,000+ image archive looking for something else and stumbled on some …

2020-01-27: Short rides. Long shadows. It felt good to be riding outside again after lots of time indoors on the …

2020-01-23: Happy National Handwriting Day! Written for you in my Hobonichi Techo with my beloved Lamy 2000 with …

2020-01-23: Do I give up on Field Notes? I’ve been a devotee of pen and paper my whole life. The only reason I looked forward to “Back to …

2020-01-17: Danny Macaskill keeps doing mind-boggling things on a bike. I’ve been watching his videos for …

2020-01-17: Spent New Year’s Day on the rocks at Enchanted Rock State Park. Climbing outside is a lot tougher …

2020-01-07: Thoughts on Resolutions For a long time I thought New Year’s Resolutions were a bit silly and generally a recipe for …

2019-12-26: I’ve been thinking a lot about how the internet I want to be part of is focused more in small …

2019-12-26: LATA 65 is making deviant artists out of the young people over 65 years old of Portugal. If you want …

2019-12-11: I will endeavor to take joy in having this chance—the chance to be tested in the name of values I …

2019-12-11: Making sure my work trip is photographically productive. 📷

2019-12-10: Though Austin is nowhere near the right temperature for snow, I have been thinking about snow, …

2019-12-09: In one of the newsletters I receive to help fill my collection with internet ephemera, and help me …

2019-12-06: Navy Bean, under the table, catching up on the NYT. 🐕

2019-12-02: Navy Bean modeling the Draplin Design Co. x Coal beanie. 🐕

2019-11-30: I love the idea of Future Fonts. Get in early on some cool typefaces from great designers. (via …

2019-11-28: Bird Mail 015 Alison Pollack’s Fungi In lieu of NaNoWriMo, CJ Chilvers committed to writing about one …

2019-11-25: There is a lot to be said for taking the time to get physically in sync with your partner paddling a …

2019-09-05: Something to believe in: Writing things down isn't just about keeping a record; it's about a deeper …

2019-08-14: Social networks have amplified this desire, at the same time they simplified the execution. Now you …

2019-06-04: Bird Mail: 003 I’m on day two of a month-long diet and I’m hoping by the end I feel increbidle. Last year I …

2019-05-21: Bird Mail: 002 ”I decided to try to pull the birds from the sky” Stephen Gill’s photographs—they’re his in that he …

2019-05-07: Bird Mail: 001 I’m sorry if this gets to you a little later than last week’s but I'm working from work today. I …

2019-05-06: Costumes and Judgments I grew up in West Texas in the 90s and early 2000s where, depending on the day of the week, the most …

2019-04-23: Bird Mail: 000 For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a collector. Rocks, stamps, squished pennies, Field Notes, …

2019-04-17: Walking and publishing a book, asynchronously One of my favorite writers on the internet, Craig Mod, has a new project that I’m following. In …

2017-11-20: Thoughts about Books: Between the World and Me Between the World and Me is an incredible book. It is hard to say I loved it, because it is hard to …

2017-01-04: On Rejection If you look at rejection as a mark of failure—which it often isn’t—you might see the disappointment …

2016-12-22: Top 5 Podcasts of 2016 In no particular order: Song Exploder Hrishikesh Hirway’s Song Exploder is a wonderful look into …

2016-12-08: My first week without social media Late on November 30th, I posted a short message to Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter then signed out …

2016-12-04: Thought 001 It seems odd to decorate a Christmas tree with Spot the Target dog ornaments. Icons of consumerism …

2015-04-22: Notebook Bankruptcy I have bad news. I'm giving up on my Ambitions. Not in the goals and dreams way though, I'm simply …

2015-04-15: Guest Post - Brennan's Jotters Jotters: All Day, Every Day In March I asked my friend Brennan to write about his EDC because he's …

2015-04-14: Indxd - A Memo Book User's Digital Archive As a person who fills two or more Field Notes/Doane memo books per month, being able to go back and …

2015-04-09: Sunset Showdown In case you haven't noticed, I love orange. My EDC has pops of orange, I have an orange and canvas …

2015-04-08: A Letter Writer's Dream April is National Card and Letter Writing Month and I couldn't be more excited. Colore finally …

2015-04-07: How I Write a Pen Review Chris Bowler said it best in his Tools & Toys article, On Mindfullness and Quality "...quality …

2015-04-02: Pen Review: Lamy Al-Star Copperorange To say that I have a thing for orange is a massive understatement. A look back at my Every Day Carry …

2015-04-01: Quick Look: Field Notes COLORS Edition No. 26 [caption id=“” align=“alignnone” width=“2500.0”]2015 Spring …

2015-03-31: Guest Post: Brennan's EDC My Every Day Carry post was inspired a lot by the daily texts and weekly phone calls that I have …

2015-03-26: Pen Review: Pilot Vanishing Point I gave a quick look at my beat up Vanishing Point in my Every Day Carry post last week but I wanted …

2015-03-18: Mindfulness to Intention My 2014 started on a couch; a wet nose in my face, a faint champagne headache, and a word bouncing …

2015-03-12: Every Day Carry Over the past year or so, I've narrowed down my every day carry (EDC) to my favorite items. I cannot …

2014-11-06: How well do you know that profile photo? You appear online as a Facebook profile. A Twitter feed. A LinkedIn page. Somehow, those lines of …

2014-10-30: Scribbles and Scratch-outs Our lives are messy and imperfect. They are not these over-filtered and hyper-curated versions of …

2014-10-24: Give a Damn This is not something that you do for others. This is not about how others perceive you. This is how …

2014-10-15: whatever this is In some capacity, I have always been a writer. The heavy boxes of filled journals, diaries, and …