We can’t calm the storm, but we can ignore it

[This is part four of a series reevaluating some propositions that I perceived as crucial and important in my early thirties.] Proposition: I have about 112 hours of con­scious life to live each week: wis­dom dic­tates invest­ing at least one of these hours to med­i­tate on how I will use the remain­ing 111 hours. First …

Everything I Have Learned So Far, and then some

I hit a milestone birthday this weekend: 40 years on the planet. Reflecting, as one does at times like these, I decided to revisit a post I wrote in 2010 titled Everything I’ve Learned So Far. I dug this out of the archives because I was curious: how much, or how little, have these convictions …

Life is like a televised sport

Life is like a televised sport. It is so obvious what you should have done differently when you watch the replay again. In slow motion. From every angle. With in-depth commentary and analysis from disembodied voices who are not even playing the game.