Career | Productivity

The Value of Work

“Understand the superior value of getting what you want through hard work.” — @robertgreene Want a bit of perspective on work? Spend a weekend digging holes for fence posts, raking the yard, hauling bags of cement or other manual labor. That was my weekend, and I’m grateful for the reminder of what can be done…

Fitness | Habits | Personal Growth | Productivity

Patterns of Action

“There are cues and subtle aspects you can only pick up through a person-to-person interaction—such as a way of doing things that has evolved through much experience. These patterns of action are hard to put into words, and can only be absorbed through much personal exposure.” – Robert Greene, Mastery If we were to agree…

Art | Exploration | Learning | Music | Personal Growth

The How of Things

“We humans live in two worlds. First, there is the outer world of appearances—all of the forms of things that captivate our eye. But hidden from our view is another world—how these things actually function, their anatomy or composition, the parts working together and forming the whole. This second world is not so immediately captivating….

Culture | Exploration | Learning | Lifestyle | Personal Growth

The Fight for an Open Mind

“What prevents people from learning… is not the subject itself—the human mind has limitless capabilities—but rather certain learning disabilities that tend to fester and grow in our minds as we get older. These include a sense of smugness and superiority whenever we encounter something alien to our ways, as well as rigid ideas about what…

Habits | Philosophy | Poetry | Travel

A Small Change

“a small change in rudder affects both the journey and the destination”– Kat Lehmann, Small Stones From The River There is no doubt that the year brought unprecedented storms that have collectively altered our course. But what of the set of our sail? What of the rudder? The world in all its maddeningly unpredictable ways…