“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 Fat Tail

I seem to just love learning about statistics and am fascinated with ideas surrounding risk. I chose to read this book (The Fat Tail: The Power of Political Knowledge in an Uncertain World: The Power of Political Knowledge in an Uncertain World by Ian Bremmer and Preston Keat) to better understand fat tail probabilities and…


“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

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

CFM Annual 5k (est. 2017)

Here is the 5k/10k route my friends and I created for the 2017 CFM retreat in Cocoa Beach: Click here if the map does not play. Route map for CFM Retreat 5k/10k by Matthew Rensberry on

Use laws that are old, but food that is fresh. –Periander of Corinth

Lindy Effect

When the beard (or hair) is black: Heed the reasoning, but ignore the conclusion. When the beard is gray: Consider both reasoning and conclusion. When the beard is white: Skip the reasoning, but mind the conclusion.