Facts, Misinformation & Priorities

My morning was derailed by three separate articles that really struck a nerve. The concepts are so simple and important, and yet so often ignored, I’m having a hard time thinking about much else.

We All Fear What We Don’t Understand

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.

Habit Fad

Habit creation for self improvement feels like a current fad, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t nuggets of value to be had.

Technique Overload

I “over techniqued” myself approaching year end. My recovery is underway. 🙂

Little Leo

I finally got around to having a couple of old movies digitized. Yikes.

An Interested Interview

I was recently interviewed by Josh Spector, the man behind For The Interested, a curated newsletter of interesting articles and other information that Josh both finds and occasionally writes himself. There’s an associated For The Interested Facebook group made up of newsletter subscribers, and as part of an experiment to learn more about the people […]

Not. My. Monkeys.

I have opinions. (I’ll wait for everyone that knows me to stop laughing….) I tend not to be terribly shy about sharing said opinions. (Again, another pause for the audience to catch their breath….) I recently read an article that discussed how the Dutch are somewhat more “brutally honest” when it comes to opinions, and […]

Dagmar

Dagmar (Windshyre’s Winter Shadows) 2004-2017

The Insidious Bubble

No surprise: what we experience and expose ourselves to directly impacts what we believe to be true.

The Shallows

The Shallows warrants some (ironically) deep thought into how we are each interacting with information each day, how our audience is doing so, and the broader ramifications on society as a whole.

Five Things I Learned Writing About Gratitude Every Day For Sixty Days

Two months ago I began a writing exercise: 60 Days of Gratitude. These are my biggest take-aways.

Six Decades

Sixty days, and sixty years, come to this….

My Better Half

One person deserves being mentioned twice.

Having An Audience

I’m grateful and humbled that people read my stuff.

My Schedule

I firmly believe that inactivity and lack of purpose lead to an early grave. For now, at least, that’s something I don’t have to worry about.

Oma & Opa

“Oma & Opa” is Dutch for grandmother and grandfather.

Ham Radio

Today I’m very grateful for having picked up amateur (ham) radio as a hobby, and developing my skills with it.

Coffee, Vodka, and Choice

It wouldn’t be my 60 days of gratitude if I didn’t include coffee. And vodka. And coffee-flavored vodka. And coffee-flavored rum, while I’m at it. And Starbucks, of course. You get the idea. I’m grateful for coffee, with and without alcohol, and preferably from Starbucks. But when I think about it, it’s really gratitude for […]

Books

I’ve always been a reader. I’m sure I have my mother to thank for that. But required reading in high school played a particularly important role.

My Mother’s Car

Sometimes it’s something very simple and yet out of the ordinary that I stumble into and suddenly feel some weird level of gratitude for.

Like my mother’s car.