Limited Edition – On Writing & Experiencing New Habits

“Planning to write is not writing. Outlining, researching, talking to people about what you’re doing, none of that is writing. Writing is writing.” — E.L. Doctorow Breaking old habits and forming new ones is hard work. Until about 3 weeks ago I wrote 3 or 4 posts a week. For the past 2 years it’s been a way […]

Short-Term Loss & Long-Term Gain – Why This Is My Only Post This Week (Probably)

“There is no decision that we can make that doesn’t come with some sort of balance or sacrifice.” — Simon Sinek Last week I wrote a post about why I’m taking a course in psychology. What I didn’t mention is how it’s also affecting other areas of my life. An aspiring musician asked me about how he could […]

Hit The Books! – Why I’m Studying Psychology

“I need one of those baby monitors from my subconscious to my consciousness so I can know what the hell I’m really thinking about.” — Steven Wright Before summer I had my heart set on getting into a behavioral science program. Unfortunately, I didn’t make the cut this year. While I’m disappointed, there’s always next year. In the […]

Start With What You Know – One Way To Learn Faster

“To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.” — Marilyn vos Savant We humans are pattern recognizing machines. So, how do we use that to our advantage? Learn one or a couple of things really well. I mean, go really deep into it. School exposed me to a lot of different fields and […]

Input & Output – Musings On Masturbatory Pursuits

“It’s an indulgence to sit in a room and discuss your beliefs as if they were a juicy piece of gossip.” — Robert A. Heinlein When it comes to having the kind of life you want there are two factors: Input and Output. Input are the things that fill you up with information and knowledge. It’s your […]

I Don’t Mind Being The Bad Guy – It Takes A Village To Raise An Adult

“I had a world of people raising me; it was like a little village.” — Gaby Hoffmann What I’m about to share with you will come in 3 different versions: My version, where I’m the immature “hero”. The other person’s version, where I’m the asshole. Other people’s perception of what happened, where the whole incident was silly. […]