Understanding Other People

I just finished reading Understanding Other People: The Five Secrets to Human Behavior by Beverly Flaxington. It had some great ideas to improve on personal¬† communication, persuasion, and influence. It’s all about me. For each of us, everything we see, hear, and do is filtered through our own personal filter with “me” in the center…


“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 plotaroute.com

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