You’re Not Listening

I just read a great book called: You’re Not Listening: What You’re Missing and Why It Matters. I found this bestseller to be worth its label. In today’s world, we spend all our time talking at and not with each other. This book is not a lament of that aspect of society, but provides a…

Elastic Thinking

From the book, “Elastic: Flexible Thinking in a Constantly Changing World,” by L. Mlodinow The difference between “Where is Paris” and “Where would you like to go on vacation” demonstrates elastic thought. One is a fact, the other requires you to combine facts with preferences. The need to make your own measures for a choice…

Re-homing a captured swarm

A friend caught this swarm in his swarm trap. He graciously offered them to us. Here we are transferring them into their new Langstroth home in our backyard apiary! BONUS: The video ends with a new bee being born!


“I realized, as terrifying and painful as reality can be, it’s also the only place where you can find true happiness. Because reality is real.” James Halliday (from Ready Player One by Ernest Cline)

CFM Annual 5k (est. 2017)

Here is the 5k/10k route my friends and I created for the 2017 CFM retreat in Cocoa Beach: Click here if the map does not play. Route map for CFM Retreat 5k/10k by Matthew Rensberry on

The Swamp

What an excellent book! Living in Florida, this book provided one of the best historical accounts of Florida that I have read. Highly recommended for all Florida residents to read.

My Current (2019) Top Book Recommendations

I was recently asked by a friend for some book recommendations. As I was putting a short list together, I decided to go deluxe and break things out into categories. My Current (2019) Top Book Recommendations ranked within each respective category: Read these for knowledge: Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life –…

You are not so smart

The book, You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You’re Deluding Yourself by David McRaney, is an easy read. It reviews many cognitive biases and compares what we innately think compared to what we really do. This material is…