I’ve been running this blog for nine months now, and time has flown by. This entire time, I’ve published two posts per week pretty consistently. Moving forward, however, I’ve decided to modify this down to one post per week. [...]
I’ve been reading a lot of non-fiction books lately. My list has included everything from martial arts books to photography guides, personal finance to creative writing. Eventually though, I noticed something: I wasn’t enjoying the books as much as I used to. Even more troubling: I wasn’t enjoying the act of reading as much as I used to. [...]
Imagine for a second that science succeeds in copying a person’s consciousness to a computer… and that person is you. Suddenly, you’re face-to-screen with an exact copy of yourself, complete with your exact personality and memories. From this moment on though, you start to diverge, and become your own separate “people.”
What would you say to this copy of you? [...]
I was watching re-runs of How I Met Your Mother the other day, and there was an episode that came on where the main cast each saw their own doppelgangers. Ted, the protagonist, then went on to talk about how, as time goes by, we each become our own doppelgangers; we change over time, sometimes so much that we resemble our old selves only in skin. [...]
A few posts ago, I wrote about how my wife and I recently welcomed a new puppy into our home. Her name is Phoebe, and she’s pretty darn cute. It didn’t take long for the lessons to begin though… and we were the ones doing the learning. [...]
It was a rainy day. The man shook off his umbrella as he climbed on the train he takes to work. It was the same train he takes every day, with the same people he always rides with. Everybody following their usual routine as they head in to their desk jobs.
Then the man noticed something. [...]
It happens to everyone. You’re going about your life, leaving things on autopilot because it seems like everything is ok, and before you know it… bam, you’re neck-deep in a big fat rut. It sucks when you realize you’re in this position, but all is not lost! [...]
We often find ourselves so tied up with what’s going on in our own lives that we sometimes forget the impact a little kindness can have on other people. I want to share a story with you that shows what can happen when we remember, and choose to act on that knowledge. [...]
There’s a rare slice of people out there that are doing exactly what they were born to do, and making money doing it. For those people, they’re working because that’s what they want to do. If they won a million bucks, they’d continue to do what they do.
If you’re like most people though, you work for some other reason. It’s a means to an end, not the end in and of itself. If you won a million bucks, you’d be gone. You’d quit your job to do… what, exactly? We’ve all got goals and dreams; what’s yours? [...]