Hello.

I am an author, essayist, technology consultant, husband, and father living in Saint Paul, MN.

What I do.

I create and curate a mixture of media, on a variety of topics that fascinate me, and deliver it in ways that are topical and rational.

It should also be noted that I am a big fan and shameless abuser of the ellipsis, parenthetic asides, and the long (yet, not run-on) sentence…

What’s here?

I write about a lot of things here but I focus on productivity, technology, analog tools, and more than a little bit about my personal life. Basically, if it is something that interests me I post about it. I invite you to stay a while and take a look around.

My posting schedule (or lack thereof).

I post entries here according to the following criteria and schedule – Only when I think I have something of real and original value to add to the greater internet conversation. My personal promise to you, the reader, is that I will not fill your eyes, head, or RSS feed with anything that I consider to be repetitive, noisy or otherwise less than useful.

I write a few other places too.

I am known as the creator of Minimal Mac, a weblog focussed on exploring the question of “enough” when it comes to computing with a focus on the Macintosh platform and Apple, Inc. in general. I often catalog cool things I come across that don’t quite fit elsewhere on The Random Post. I “ghost write” a blog for my daughter, Beatrix, at Duchess Beatrix. There is also a blog associated with my latest book, enough.

I’m also a proud member of the Read & Trust network and contribute to the newsletter there.

Regarding the design of the site.

The site design is original and built from the ground up using inspiration derived from many sources. There is no template you can download to use for your own site. The “look and feel” of my site is part of an overall personal branding. I think that in our ever more connected and public world, developing a “personal brand” is all the more important and this website reflects that idea.

This most current version of the site features a one post per page design. Navigation to to the previous and next posts is directly below each post. To find other posts, click on the archive link at the bottom of each page.

I used to allow people to “borrow” my design if they acted in good faith and emailed me first to ask permission. Someone out there did not do this so therefore has spoiled it for the rest. Therefore, everything on this site, including its design, I retain exclusive rights to and will take whatever steps needed to protect such.

My blanket statement of affiliate linking (because even a few cents matters).

This blog uses affiliate programs for monetization, which means when you click on links to various sites that I recommend in my posts and make a purchase, this might result in a commission that is credited to this site (Amazon for instance, and possibly others). I am by no means getting rich on this and it is solely to help supplement, in a very small way, my addiction to books and other sundry goods. That said, I only recommend things I myself use and stand behind them as such.

Is there something I can do for you?

I am currently available and accepting offers for the following:

Guest Posting and Article Contribution
Let me create some fresh, original content for you.
Speaking
Businesses, groups or conferences can benefit from my thoughts on productivity.
Personal Productivity Coaching
Let me help develop systems and processes to help you work smarter – not harder.
Workflow Consulting
Allow the technology to work for you, not the other way around.
Web Design
Let me design and build a web presence that is uniquely yours. Do you already have a website? Let me take it to the next level.

Would you like to contact me?

Here are the best ways to get in touch:

  • Email: patrick -at- patrickrhone.com
  • Twitter: patrickrhone

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