The Jagged Upwards Line

I like the Bell Curve. It’s one of those universal principles that can be applied in millions of different ways throughout your life to help make sense of things. Along with the bell curve, I think there’s another graph we should all internalize and use to understand life: the jagged upwards line. Just as the… Continue reading The Jagged Upwards Line

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My Daily Meals

A few people asked what I eat every day. I think that what I eat is of minor interest, but maybe the reasoning behind it might be more valuable. First the what. My friend Dick Talens suggested that I do intermittent fasting, which means that I eat during only an eight hour period each day.… Continue reading My Daily Meals

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Strengths and Weaknesses

Something I wrestle with from time to time is whether to focus on my strengths or my weaknesses. On one hand, weaknesses often represent the lowest hanging fruit. If I’m really bad at, say, programming, a small amount of effort can radically increase my abilities. If I was excellent at programming, that same amount of… Continue reading Strengths and Weaknesses

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What Am I Doing That’s Hard?

It’s funny, this natural inclination we have for things to be easy. Everyone wants to work really hard, not for its own sake, but only so that they can stop working hard and go live on a beach. They’re willing to suffer through the ordeal of dating to find that perfect soulmate so that they… Continue reading What Am I Doing That’s Hard?

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Advice For Young People

I was at a party earlier tonight, talking to a guy who had lived in rural China for a while. The girls there, he told me, were naturally very beautiful, but didn’t take care of their hair or skin. All I could think was what a huge opportunity existed for those girls: be the one… Continue reading Advice For Young People

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Tynan Meeting Tynan

“Like a stalker thing?” “No,” I replied, “You don’t get it. Her name is Tynan, too! That’s crazy!” “I guess.” Then I realized that my friend, Phil Jr. was sitting next to his father, Phil Sr.. Meeting someone with the same name wasn’t a big deal to him. But it was for me. Until yesterday… Continue reading Tynan Meeting Tynan

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