“A selfie, like any photograph, interrupts experience to mark the moment…. The selfie makes us accustomed to putting ourselves and those around us ‘on pause’ in order to document our lives. It is an extension of how we have learned to put our conversations ‘on pause’ when we send or receive a text, an image,…

The Key to Success

Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day. Failure is simple errors in judgment repeated over time. Jim Rohn The key to success is to do simple and easy disciplines consistently over time. This goes for both successes (do a few good, healthy things every day) and failures (do a few…

Live an exciting life!

Heard from a patient: Those who eat exciting food will live a boring life. If you want an exciting life, eat boring food. The idea here is if you spend a lot of effort, money, and time on what you eat, you will have great eating experiences and consume exciting food, but you won’t be…


Great is the power of steady misrepresentation. — Charles Darwin


“I realized, as terrifying and painful as reality can be, it’s also the only place where you can find true happiness. Because reality is real.” James Halliday (from Ready Player One by Ernest Cline)

Philosophy from Hobbes

Primum vivere, deinde philosophari First, live; then philosophize. –Hobbes

Old things…

Burn old logs. Drink old wine. Read old books. Keep old friends. –Alphonso X of Spain

Things happen for a reason

“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” Marilyn…

Do you know what you think?

The person who says he knows what he thinks but cannot express it usually does not know whta he thinks. –Mortimer Adler