Why I Moved

I wasn’t planning on writing about this because I don’t think it’s all that interesting, but so many people have been surprised and asked why we moved that I guess it warrants a post! Five years ago I bought an apartment in Vegas. It cost $50k, was in a great location, and had two bedrooms.… Continue reading Why I Moved

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What It’s Like Living in a Bad Neighborhood

I live in two “bad” neighborhoods. One is my apartment in Vegas, and the other is our shared apartment in Hawaii. The way I’d define both areas is that they’re among the cheapest housing in their respective cities, and they’re bad enough that when an Uber driver understands where you are going, they feel comfortable… Continue reading What It’s Like Living in a Bad Neighborhood

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Gear Post 2021

This year’s gear post isn’t all that different from last year’s (can you guess why?) but there are enough new cool things that I think it’s worth doing one. Hopefully travel becomes a little more normal in 2021 and I have the opportunity to test out some more gear. Wool and Prince Button Down I’ve… Continue reading Gear Post 2021

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Gratitude 2020

Usually in my annual gratitude post I write about people in my life. My family and friends are an easy source of unending gratitude. This year, though, I want to write about something a little bit different. This year I’m grateful for my country, the United States. This has somehow become a slightly polarizing sentiment… Continue reading Gratitude 2020

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Stability and Utility

As far as I can tell, money has two valid uses: stability and utility. It has a lot of other uses as well, like signaling and scorekeeping, but these are poor uses of money and focusing on them will reduce your ability to use money for better uses. Most people do a fairly poor job… Continue reading Stability and Utility

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How to Be Secure

Why are some people secure while others aren’t? Is it because they deserve or don’t deserve to be secure? There are enough obvious counter-examples to that idea to dismiss it immediately. Is it genetic? Maybe partially, but many people have switched from being secure to insecure or vice versa. I’d argue that being secure is… Continue reading How to Be Secure

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VR For Non Gamers

If you’ve read my blog for a while, you might be surprised to see a post that’s about video games. I’ve never written about video games before because I have never really played them. A couple years ago I had the idea that I should find a fun video game to play on airplanes just… Continue reading VR For Non Gamers

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How to Be Carefree

One of the greatest luxuries in life is to not have to worry. This isn’t possible for all people at all times, but there are things all of us can do to be more carefree, especially those of us who have only “first world problems”. Be very deliberate about taking on obligations. The obvious example… Continue reading How to Be Carefree

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Your Past

I was one of the very lucky ones, though it took me a long time to understand just how lucky I was. I grew up with loving parents, siblings with whom I never fought, very involved grandparents, and a bunch of cousins who I count as close friends today. I made friends with incredible people… Continue reading Your Past

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