Back to life, back to reality

Life update: So five weeks into my convalescence and I can finally go back to work and on with my life. My regular doctor wasn’t there but the fellow was and she thinks I can start walking assisted… Read More

Inspiring video drops

So convalescing is taking more out of me than I think I would like to admit. So writing is on the back burner for now. Still, over the past two days I have watched two great videos I’d… Read More

Why I blog

Amy Dacycyn of the Tightwad Gazette fame once pointed out that most people know how to save money: just spend less than you earn. Everyone knows that, right? The same way, she points out, that people know how… Read More

Articles: reducing your online time & addressing stress

If you are looking for some interesting reads on stress reduction and reducing the time you spend on your phone and online, I suggest the following: The Binge Breaker: Tristan Harris believes Silicon Valley is addicting us to… Read More

Life advice from Hunter S. Thompson

Letters of Note has a wonderful letter that Hunter S. Thompson wrote to a friend when he was only 20-years-old. While full of good advice, a few quotes stand out: *In every man, heredity and environment have combined… Read More

Transitioning, the benefits of career diversification, and choosing work

My home office when I am doing contract work in the private sphere Last week I went on a job interview for an incredibly lucrative contract position within the federal government. I walked away thinking I had completely… Read More

Don’t choose to be one thing when you grow up

This TED talk resonated with me. Like Emilie, I like way too many things and have way too many interests to “follow my passion,” because I don’t just have *one* passion. To be honest, the cultural movement towards… Read More

A great article on the fallacy of “living your passion”

Why ‘Do What You Love’ Is Pernicious Advice: If passion is a job requirement, says the writer Miya Tokumitsu, employees have little room to complain about mistreatment at work.

Brainstorming: nosce te ipsum

Why do you want to work part-time? Is it so you will have more time for friends and family? More time for a creative pursuit? Do you need time to explore volunteer options for a career change? Do… Read More