Life Lessons I Learned While Working Manual Labor

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 […]

I’m Happy For You! (But I’m Jealous Too)

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.

My Very Best Writing from 2017

It’s been an interesting year for all of us, but for me, this was even more true.

The Ultimate Life Hack? A Dark, Quiet Room

“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 […]

My Very Best Writing from 2016

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.