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Life

Twitter Quitter

I have been thinking about it for years.

I used to be a Twitter superuser, tweeting multiple times per day, interacting with both close friends and complete strangers, using it as a place to get both information and laughs, and everything in between. 

In recent years, though, it stopped being fun. There are a multitude of reasons for that. The vitriol. The anger. The constant arguing over race, politics, and culture. The bad began outweighing the good. 

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Life

The Power of Perspective

“He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.”

— Socrates


I take a long walk nearly every single day.

It is one of the many reasons I was able to lose 40(ish) pounds, but I don’t do it only for the health benefits. I also do it for my mind. The walk allows me to get away from the spreadsheets and Zoom meetings, work on solving problems that seem unsolvable, and helps me generate ideas and breakthroughs, for both my personal and professional life. It helps my mental state as much as — if not more — than it helps my physical state. 

Of course, there are side effects to everything and my daily stroll is no different. 

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Learning Life

The Gift of Being Forgiven

photo by Christopher Pierznik

I was recently listening to a podcast and the closing question was “What is the nicest thing anyone has ever done for you?”

The guest had a great answer. Did I?

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Career Life Writing

I’ve Given Up My Dream of Being a (Full-Time) Writer

“For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, ‘It might have been.’”

— John Greenleaf Whittier

It was always just a dream.

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Life Love

A Full Life Lost

“On the death of a friend, we should consider that the fates through confidence have devolved on us the task of a double living, that we have henceforth to fulfill the promise of our friend’s life also, in our own, to the world.”

– Henry David Thoreau

Today would have been my best friend’s 40th birthday.

It should have been.

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Craft Beer Greatness Rankings

My (Ongoing) Five Year Quest to Drink the “25 Beers You Need to Try Before You Die” [Updated]

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I used to be a bit of a beer snob, but even at my height I was never the snobbiest nor the most knowledgeable person around. I don’t brew my own beer. I don’t spend all of my money searching for that one special beer. And I don’t study the intricacies of it. It was mo re enjoyment than obsession.

But I do love a good beer and I know a decent amount about it, to the point that I know what I like and can have reasonably intelligent conversations about it, back when we used to gather around a table and have conversations.

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Lessons Life Love Marriage

A Wedding Is Not a Marriage

The ceremony should serve as the base camp of a mountain, but far too many people treat it like the peak

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Business Career Life

Walking Away from My Dream Career Path Saved My Life

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“Anything that costs you your peace is too expensive.” 

— Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

I was dying to work for a Fortune 500 company.

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Art Books Life

Anything Can Be Art

We’re a nation of clutter. We’re a society of packrats. We love our stuff.

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Children Parenting

6 Gift Ideas for the New Parent in Your Life

Did you or someone close to you just have a baby?

Congratulations! Your life will never be the same!