Attainable Excellence

By strange coincidence, I know a lot of people starting restaurants. Some are friends, some are family members, and some I’ve just gotten to know because I eat at their restaurants all the time. One is a world class chocolate company, another is a pizza place, another is a shave ice stand, and another is… Continue reading Attainable Excellence

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Filter More Out

We’re all looking for the next thing that we should be doing or paying attention to. Maybe that’s even part of why you read this blog. This is a good pursuit of course, but it often seems to me that people don’t spend enough time figuring out what they shouldn’t be paying attention to. I… Continue reading Filter More Out

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Dealing with Privilege

I’m a white male who was born into a loving and smart middle class family with a big support network of extended family. My family prioritized good schools, even when it was a financial stretch to afford them, and as a result I had the opportunity to be around great teachers, all of whom I… Continue reading Dealing with Privilege

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Crafting Your Identity

One of the best things about the rise of technology is that it has enabled us to connect with people all over the world. I thought about this today when I randomly came across an “over 50 makeup” YouTube personality who was talking about Superhuman by Habit. She was talking about some specific habits that… Continue reading Crafting Your Identity

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DIY Home Projects Can Be Easy

When I was a kid and something needed to be repaired or built, my father did it. He plumbed things, ran new lights and wires, built new walls, and even built new additions to our houses. Because everything you see as a child seems normal, this all seemed normal to me. It was just one… Continue reading DIY Home Projects Can Be Easy

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Sayonara 2020

I know many people are cursing 2020 and are glad that it’s over, but the older I get the more I realize that any time is good time, and that what we do with what we’re given is more important than what we are given. So I’ll just come out and say it: 2020 was… Continue reading Sayonara 2020

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Four Difficulty Levels of Life

There are several different difficulty levels on which you can live your life. They are ascendingly difficult, though the difficulty is really mostly in switching to that method of living. Once you get to the next level it actually becomes far easier. An analog would be financial investing– it’s hard to save a lot of… Continue reading Four Difficulty Levels of Life

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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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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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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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