Funny; when we feel like we’re winning we describe it as being “in the groove” or “on track”. When we’re feeling loserly, we say we’re “in a rut”. They’re all the same thing. We live life in patterns. The only difference is whether or not the track, groove, or rut is traveling in the direction […]Continue reading "In The Groove? Or In a Rut?"
A quick Amazon book search yields over 60,000 results for “time management”. There’s been an annoying trend in personal development books for quite some time now: Well known CEOs of huge corporations writing about success principles. I’m annoyed by it because many of them speak in nebulous terms in order to sound intelligent and important […]Continue reading "A Couple Of Resources More Precious Than Time"
Misery loves company. These days, misery seems to be a virtue. Anti-social media has become a contest of sorts to see who can share the most disturbing or controversial news. The more complaining about how terrible everything is, the more we can relate, and the more we show we care. For some, 2020 was an […]Continue reading "2020- A Very Good Year?"
That’s the most click-bait sounding title I’ve ever come up with. But it’s not a bait-and-switch. The whole idea of this article really is summed up in the title. So, what am I doing now that is such an improvement? This. Let me explain. Earlier this summer, Tali and I were working in the woods. […]Continue reading "I’m Doing THIS Now, and I’m Better For It!"
I’m very new to Taoist and Buddhist philosophies. Growing up in the West (and particularly the Wild West of Eastern Oregon small towns) I was under the impression that Eastern Philosophies were all about the woo-woo spiritualism. Ironically, I’m finding the principles contained in Eastern “religions” to be far more philosophically practical than most Americanized […]Continue reading "Effortless Progress"
Our livelihood has been tied to our identity for a long time. Surnames such as Baker, Smith, Cooper, Cook… literally come from the label given to some ancestor who was in fact, a baker, a smith, a cooper, a cook. The question, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” might as well […]Continue reading "Identity Crisis for The Renesaince Man"
I’m getting married in less than a month. I’m publishing a book soon after. We’ll be debt-free next year. We have at least 5 trips planned over the next year. Two are big ones! I have medical issues that need to be addressed, difficult relationship issues with family, and some legal loose ends that […]Continue reading "Thinking Past the Future: Patience Part 1 of 3"
…One bite at a time. But that’s where the advice ends. You know damned well you’re going to get full long before you can eat the whole thing. Then what? How do you keep the hyenas away? How do you preserve it from the hot sun? How do you move that much animal? I know […]Continue reading "How Do You Eat An Elephant?"
Fitting life’s important activities in the gaps is not a good long term strategy, but when you’re sprinting toward the finish like, it can be the only way to get there.Continue reading "A Debt Free Love Story Pt.2: Living Life in the Gaps"
We don’t make sense. It would seem there’s a whole spectrum of motivations. I say I want certain things, but I resist my own efforts. I feel inspired to train until it’s time to go to the gym. I hunger to become a writer, but out of my allotted weekly writing time, I estimate my […]Continue reading "Reluctance to Create"