Food is Bad Entertainment

You don’t have to look very far to see indicators that maybe we don’t have the best relationship with food. Most people are overweight, unhealthy, and making little to no effort to change those things. These are, presumably, good people who want to do what’s best for themselves and their families. The problem with our… Continue reading Food is Bad Entertainment

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Skeptical of Studies

Whenever I see a headline that begins with “New Study Proves…”, I skip over it and move on to the next one. I love science, and I even like studies, but I have a big problem with the way studies are framed today, especially in the media. There are two major things wrong with these… Continue reading Skeptical of Studies

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The Magical Cure-All Elixir

It’s day five of the fifth trip to our island. We don’t yet have any sort of permanent structure, so even with cots, sleep isn’t perfect. And there’s the irregular meal schedule, the hard work, and the lack of good hygiene. All of these factors wear you down a little bit as the days go… Continue reading The Magical Cure-All Elixir

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What’s Available

I’m in New York right now visiting my family. I love spending time here. Today I taught my cousin some programming, she actually did some real work for Cruise Sheet, and we only took a break to do our language tapes. As we drank tea together, she did my Chinese flashcards with me. I tend… Continue reading What’s Available

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Twice, Then Stop

On our Japan trip this year, lots of people took turns sharing their skills with others. Sebastian gave an awesome talk on Sengoku Japan (AT Osaka Castle, no less), Nick Gray gave one of his signature tours at Tokyo National Museum, and Brian and Leo led a meditation session at the Kinezuka tea farm in… Continue reading Twice, Then Stop

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