Finding Comfort In People

While I’m always reluctant to pigeon-hole people, most assuredly myself, it’s pretty safe to say that I’m an introvert. Less so, perhaps, than I was in my earlier years – it’s a spectrum, after all – but still an introvert.

The classic rule of thumb applies: extroverts get their energy from being around other people, introverts such as myself recharge on own own.

As I’ve written about earlier, a persistent level of anxiety has become the norm for me due to today’s political turmoil. This is new and unusual for me; I’m typically a pretty laid-back person.

It’s also lead to something else perhaps even more unusual for me.

I find myself wanting to be around other people.
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Kindness & Good News

Spend Kindness Like It's Money And Pretend You're a Millionaire

As always, positivity is buried beneath the news of the day – and yet it’s needed now more than ever.

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When is a Lie Not a Lie?

False

“I do not think it means what you think it means.”

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My Day as a Race Car Driver

ProFormance Racing School AM Skills & PM Lapping

I’d gotten a new car and I wanted to explore some of its limits, as well as my own. I also wanted to do so in ways that are frowned upon when driving city streets. The result was a day at the ProFormance Racing School. No, it wasn’t about racing, per se. It was more about […]

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Re-living and Pre-living

Past, Present, and Future

One of the things that mindfulness (to use the currently popular term) focuses on is what’s happening now. It’s really nothing more than another way to say “pay attention!” – to yourself, to the world around you, to what you’re thinking and feeling right now. “In the moment”, as they say. Some time ago I […]

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Anger: What’s The Point?

Anger

I’ve never really understood the point of anger in otherwise rational people.

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Dealing With Persistent Malaise

Burnt Out

When it comes to the state of the world, to the state of politics, to the state of our leadership, I’m lost, I’m frustrated, I’m stuck, I’m a little afraid, and I don’t know what to do about it.

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Now What?

Women's March Washington, DC USA

Yesterday’s Women’s March left me with a question.

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The Voice Recorder I Want

Voice Recorder

I love my mobile phone, but there’s an important task that I can’t use it for, so I’m stuck carrying a second device with me.

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The Probability of Understanding Stastics

Bell Curve & Coffee

People have a hard time with large numbers, small numbers, probability, and statistics. My father was a classic example.

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Baby You Can Drive My Car

Autonomous Car

Fully autonomous driving technology is on the horizon. People’s acceptance of it? Perhaps not so much.

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Put Your Money Where Your Mind Is

The News

We need to support media with our attention and our dollars, or risk continuing to sink further into clickbait nation.

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Mind Over Aging

Whee!!!

My fascination with technology and mental stimulation are two ways that I hope to keep my mind as bright and active as long as possible.

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What I Learned Last Week

Distractions

Our always-on, always-connected world grabs our attention like a drug, and it’s easy to become addicted. And like any addiction, important things can suffer.

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When Love is Seen as Hate

Love / Hate

Love misinterpreted as hate is sad. In an increasingly intolerant world, there’s a lot of misinterpretation going around.

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My Top 5 Books for 2016

Reading

I read more than I thought in 2016. Here are the top five books I’ve encountered this year, along with a few more mentions.

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For Suspension of Disbelief Dial 555-1234

Hacker

Fictional IP addresses, like fictional phone numbers, can often break our suspension of disbelief when watching television or movies.

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Grateful as F**k

The Kitchen

It’s time to focus a little more on gratitude, and I’ve got the perfect opportunity.

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If You Were Taught What They Were Taught…

Isolated Yurts

What we believe often boils down to nothing more than a quirk of where we were born and how we were raised.

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We All Fear What We Don’t Understand

Understanding

What we don’t understand, we fear. What we fear, we judge as evil. What we judge as evil, we attempt to control. And what we cannot control…we attack.

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