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One of the (many) reasons I don’t like working with my hands is because I don’t feel any sense of accomplishment with having done the work. If a fence needs to be built in my yard, I feel the exact same way if I do it or if I pay someone else to do it. And that’s […]
I lead a sedentary lifestyle. I work in an office and I read and write in my spare time. The most non-sitting that occurs in my day is my nightly routine of doing the dishes, where my six-foot-three frame has to stoop just to reach the bottom of the sink. This general lack of movement […]
Recently, I learned that someone close to me had received a promotion. A big promotion. They would now be doing a job that is reserved for very few people in the world. It meant plenty of perks and tons of responsibilities. It was one of those jobs that comes with a press release.
It’s been an interesting year for all of us, but for me, this was even more true.
“But no one can be happy if worried about the most important thing in one’s life.” – Cicero You think this thing will make you happy. Then, you think the other thing will make you happy.
“And why should we feel anger at the world? As if the world would notice!” – Euripides “Life is a long lesson in humility.” – J.M. Barrie Life is not easy. It’s also not fair. Often, it’s not even logical.
“Anything in my life that I would recommend to someone else just to make their life better? An underrated thing that you can do that no one does anymore: just sit in a dark room. Give yourself, like, twenty minutes, don’t meditate, actually think about things, and I feel like…if you have a bunch of […]
“Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were.” ― Marcel Proust In a world of fake news, alternative facts, skewed polls, and misremembered anecdotes, it can sometimes be difficult to know what is real and what is not.
2016 was my first full year with my own site. Not coincidentally it is also the first year since 2012 in which I did not publish a book.