The world is broken, and it’s frustrating. We all know dozens of truisms: you reap what you sow; you get out of it what you put into it; it’s hard to beat a person who never gives up. And those things are truisms. They’re mostly true, in general, but not always. That’s the frustrating part. […]
Last week, the news broke that several dictionaries were adding a secondary definition for the word Literally. Here’s the new entry from Google: In a literal manner or sense; exactly: “the driver took it literally when asked to go straight over the traffic circle”. Used to acknowledge that something is not literally true but is used […]
I’m taking a week’s break, starting today, to have a new post on Thursday, August 22. This is to allow me to write some rough drafts so that what you read here will be an actual result of revision, you know, like the title.
Days of Thunder is on Netflix. I have a soft spot in my heart for late 80s / early 90s movies. Iron Eagle. Red Dawn, Back to the Future, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, the list goes on and on. There’s something about these movies… they’re more earnest? Is that the right word? They’re more earnest […]
I’m not entirely sure that I’m sold on the system, yet. I spent a little time today trying to visually organize my projects in list form, organized into some key areas of life. It’s very much a product of reading David Allen’s Getting Things Done. Allen’s system is all about making sure you write things down, under the […]
I was putting away laundry today and thinking mundane thoughts. Among the mundane thoughts, “These socks are the best socks the world has ever seen.” Now, give me a second to explain: These are not just any socks. These are the socks I bought before Christmas when Sears told me that if I spent $11.49 […]
Tweet: Awesome junk food! I can’t help myself! So Good! #carboloading #twizzlers #cheetos #funyons Diary entry: Dear diary, Today I feel sorry for myself and stressed out. I can tell it’s going to be the kind of day where i really struggle to not just consume every piece of junk food I see. I know […]
I’m not that worried about the overwhelming amount of information I have access to. I do worry about what I’m doing with that information. But assuming that it’s the abundance of information that leads to our increasing love for trivial things is definitely a case of using the post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy. Some […]
Failure isn’t fun. I’ve been trying to be really aggressive about setting goals for myself. The problem that setting these goals creates is failure. For instance, I have some daily writing goals. This past week, I only managed to hit them four days out of seven. Those other three days feel pretty terrible. If this […]
You get to choose, every day. You get to choose what you’re going to be after. I want to do a better job choosing. When I choose poorly, I don’t choose any less. I just choose stupider.