Looking Ahead – My Plans For 2017

“A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” — Lao Tzu We’re a couple of days into the new year, and with it comes goals, hopes, and promises for the future. Here’s what I’m aiming for: Finish up the online courses in AP Psychology at University of British Columbia I’m taking. Take the […]

(N)ex(t)pert – Why We Keep Searching For The Next Expert

“In long-term political strategic forecasting, it’s been shown that experts are just not better than a dice-throwing monkey.” — Daniel Kahneman After predicting the election results in 49 of the 50 states correctly back in 2008, Nate Silver became the go to expert. A position that was cemented in 2012 when he correctly predicted the results in 50 […]

When You Face Death – Everything Else Becomes Secondary

“Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent.” — Steve Jobs I wake up to the sound of banging on the front door. My neighbor’s yelling at me to get dressed and get out ASAP. There’s a fire. This is back in 2010 and I’m living with my cousin in a […]

The Write-In Candidate – Anything That’s Not On The Menu?

Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least.” — Robert Byrne As with so many other “great ideas”, this one came to me on the toilet. In about 48 hours we will, if everything goes according to plan, know who’s moving into the White House on January 20th. However, more than half of the […]

Extrospection Sucks – 4 Steps To Yield Better Results

“It is wise to direct your anger towards problems — not people; to focus your energies on answers — not excuses.” — William Arthur Ward On a planet with 7 billion people there’s bound to be times when someone is going to piss you off. They’re either going to say or do something stupid or hurtful, and you’re going to ignore it, […]

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 […]