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Highs and Lows of Sailing a Pocket Cruiser with my Family

July 9, 2013


You know that feeling when you are searching on Craigslist or Ebay and you are tempted to buy something really expensive and indulgent just because it looks like a lot of fun?  Well, we did that a year ago when we impulsively bought a sailboat. I was bored one night and I hopped on Craigslist […]

Grit Your Teeth to Achieve Success?

April 8, 2013


Are you the type of person who starts working on a project passionately only to abandon it weeks later when something else catches your attention?  Did you have trouble choosing your major in college or settling on a career path?  Do you struggle to stay motivated when you encounter boredom, challenges or setbacks on a […]

State of the Blog

February 1, 2013


Time to Reflect In a rather impromptu manner I decided to take a break from my goals over the holidays.  For the first time in a year I put all of my Beeminder goals on hold and hopped on a plane without my guitar or laptop.  The moment that decision was made I felt all […]

My Theory for Living a Long and Full Life

August 30, 2012


As a child I remember hearing adults complain about how fast their lives flew by.  “Appreciate your youth” they would say, “because in a blink of an eye you will be my age and wonder where all the time went.” I am not going to lie.  The thought scared me then and still scares me […]

Achieve More with Beeminder

July 11, 2012


I don’t know if you have noticed, but all my blog posts go live on Tuesday night.  Why Tuesday night you may wonder? It just so happens that my Beeminder blog post graph will crash if I don’t tend to it by midnight on Tuesday.   In other words, if I don’t write a blog post […]

Living an Epic Lifestyle

May 23, 2012


Epicureans vs. Stoics For years I have been fascinated by the philosophical differences between the Stoics and the Epicureans.  I think both have merit and I have seen myself swing back and forth between the two camps at various times in my life. I always thought of the Epicureans as consumed with pleasing the present […]