Life

Coming Back to Life

Hi there! This is the second time I’ve come back to this blog after a long hiatus. The first time I shut it down, it was because I felt that there was nothing that I was saying that other people weren’t also saying, and usually better than I did. Then the 2015-2016 U.S. election cycle …

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Balancing the Chill and the Burn

I’m having a great time listening to Tim Ferriss’ latest podcast, and interview with Derek Sivers. I’m surprised at that; I remember reading Sivers essay on “Hell Yeah!” and feeling that it was the most privileged and reality-blind manifesto I’d ever seen. Then again, I feel that way about most dichotomies…such as the dichotomy of the …

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Avoid Burnout by Living Deliberately

Traveling at the Speed of Life Take care not to smoke too quickly; for the best possible burn, taste, and aroma, smoke as slowly as the cigar will allow. – Hayward “Lou” Tenney Cigars require attention, lest you suffer the dreaded “burnout”, when it simply stops smoldering and starts smelling. But the rate at which …

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