Life

Having a Reading Theme

I used to read whatever book sounded most interesting at the time, no matter the topic. Now I pick a quarterly or annual reading theme to more easily do deep dives into areas of interest, knowing I have a plan and have decided that this particular topic is the most important one for me to explore.

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My Daily Routine: Sleep, Diet, Exercise

Learn why I go to bed every day at 3pm, eat in a way that only kills one animal per year, and lift frozen chunks of meat instead of dumbbells. 😜

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Why I’m Not Drinking

So far this year, I haven't been drinking. I can't remember the moment I decided to stop, it just sort of happened. I may have been inspired by a friend. Or I may have woken up on January 1st telling myself I wouldn't drink again. Whatever the reason, I haven't had a drink since last year. And it's been amazing.

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Choosing Prophets

Most modern religions have prophets. Christianity has Jesus, Islam has Muhammad, and Buddhism has Buddha. But our prophets of the ancient past aren't cutting it. It's time to consider new prophets.

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We're All Just Big Bacteria

We all started as single celled organisms. Our hopes, dreams, and desires are built on the same basic machinery that power bacteria. But unlike bacteria, we've added billions of years of complex evolution that give us consciousness, awareness, rationality and emotions.

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Combining Prayer and Meditation

Meditation has been all the rage. From a practice started in ancient Asia, meditation has made its way into the daily routines of spiritual yogis, high-performance executives, and everyone in between. Myriad iPhone apps claim to help you hack your productivity, think more clearly, and restore a sense of calm– in only 10 minutes per day. I tried it. I didn't like it. I tried it again; nope, still not for me. Then I tried it one last time... and this time...

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Small Talk

One of the reasons I started writing is to avoid small talk. I find that I spend a lot of time conversing with people about the same thing, to the point where I'm saying the exact same words in the exact same order to form the exact same sentences, usually in response to questions like, "How are you doing?" and "What's new?"

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