In some perspectives I was a terrible student. I was a late bloomer regarding learning how to study, never established a study schedule, waited until the last minute to complete tasks, and failed to establish a razor-focused trajectory. I stumbled along, made decent grades, covered all my requirements, and even went to grad school. I … Continue reading What’s Most Important for a New College Student?
When my wife and I were shopping for our yet-to-be-born baby we did like any soon-to-be parents would do, we tried to prepare early. Armed with the proverbial to-do list of must-gets we set out on a journey to Babies "R" Us and began the arduous task of crossing off item by item. First up … Continue reading A Good Choice is Better Than a Perfect Choice
Have you ever found yourself at a job you really don't like, staring at the clock, and imagining what it would be like to call your own shots? This inevitably morphs into a desire to work from home and reap all of the advantages and benefits of the shortest commute possible. A short list of … Continue reading Freelancing, Working From Home, and the Consequences
Is it time to let go? That's a weighty statement and one that can be applied to so many things in life. It can apply to our habits, likes, desires, life plans, relationships, as well as dislikes, pent-up emotions, and grudges with others (and ourselves). Do we sometimes wear blinders? Are we so sure of … Continue reading Is It Time to Let Go?
I grew up in a time before the internet, cell phones, and mobile technology in general. As a kid I remember the hours I spent drawing, writing, playing outside, and just plain creating. I also spent chunks of time in my imagination visualizing and coming up with ideas about what to draw, build, or write … Continue reading The Stone Carver and Rediscovering Creativity
Have you watched The Social Dilemma on Netflix? Do you think it will change our perspective on how we use and view technology? Have you changed any usage habits of your own? I viewed the documentary a bit differently than most. As a follower of the Center for Humane Technology for a while now and … Continue reading Will The Social Dilemma Make a Difference?
Ray has been a good friend of mine for a while now. I've watched his academic career evolve from a somewhat quiet undergrad and grad student to an impeding PhD graduate. He is currently in his final stages of dissertation defense and I've had the pleasure of remaining a willful spectator along his journey. And … Continue reading Endure: How My Friend Conquered His Crazy, Big Goal
In an earlier post I spoke about the book Hatchet. One thing, among others, that stuck out to me was the character's evolution into becoming in-tune with his surroundings. Not to spoil things too much, once he discovers a few things that make his plight potentially a bit easier he begins to have feelings of … Continue reading How We Forget the World Around Us
I just finished reading Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. It's a fictional story about a boy who crash lands in the wild left to his own devices to survive. It's a great story of inner and outer resilience focusing on only two main characters: Brian (the boy) and nature. His very real plight is coupled with … Continue reading How I Jumped Back Into Reading Fiction (and the hidden benefit)
Finding an action figure in your car seat can make your day. I'll explain, but first pardon me for a little rant. The modern workforce has a fantasy problem. It churns out images of minimalist work spaces and home decor that highlight a coffee cup on a sparse table with maybe a simple lamp, black-framed … Continue reading The Cold and Lifeless Modern Fantasy Workforce