Snowstorms

When a blizzard rolls in, snow flurries signify its arrival. The glossy white mist quickly consumes the area, hurling tiny comets across our field of vision. One of the most immediate sensations is effectively being blinded. The snow wisps into our eyes, coating our cheeks and eyelashes – quickly melting and re-freezing. Our eyelashes start […]

Dream-Crushing and Safety Rails

We’ve all seen or know someone that sucks the energy out of room. Whatever the situation is, you can count on this person taking an overly realistic or boring approach. The person who in that moment, invokes visions of a disgruntled stranger popping a child’s balloon or an internet Karen screaming at retail employees because […]

It’s What Has To Be Done

I’ve been hearing this phrase a lot – in podcasts, interviews, and even personal conversations with people I most respect and admire. Maybe it’s a timely coincidence, or maybe for the first time I’m simply appreciating the value within this phrase. Regardless, it’s been rattling around my head the past few weeks. It’s been an […]

Float Like A Cloud and Flow Like Water

As I get older, my conversations steer toward “well, what’s next?”.  This is inescapable with the people I am closest to. We discuss work, interests, and aspirations – then riff on what makes the most sense to do or how to make it happen. How to make the right move.  This is highlighted through my relationship with […]

And Here. We. Go.

And…we’re live! A handful of days later than expected (as should be expected) and the new site is up and running. And so far, thankfully no data hacks or ransomware attacks – not bad for the first 24 hours.  So first, if you’re reading this – again, thank you…truly. Next, promises will not go unfulfilled […]

Living Above The Line

I would have never guessed that a single horizontal line would be one of the most interesting models I learned about. And I certainly wouldn’t have guessed that same model would have a meaningful impact on my life. Shane Parrish’s blog Farnam Street (and Podcast Initiative “The Knowledge Project”) is one of the most unique […]

Take The Blame, Take Control

So much of what happens is not our choice or in our control. It makes it exceedingly easy to carry pieces of a passive mindset or victim mindset with us, which in turn only release control further. Things that happen in life, while difficult, are typically completely normal and common, but with a passive mindset […]

Optimizing Into Fragility

For years my underlying obsession was finding a way to optimize my life and break away from needing to hold down a normal job or live within the neat parameters that corporate culture defines for us. Looking to people I had envied, I identified skills and accolades they carried and worked backwards to assign a […]

It’s Everywhere You Look

George Orwell’s 1984 is the first (and so far only) book I have ever read in a single day. I thought it would be good to familiarize myself with a classic that told a story that has been the standard fictional depiction for societies to point to as examples of dystopian and authoritarian progression. It’s […]