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Shenanigans & Ruminations

Appreciation (Still) Never Gets Old

As we were out all day and I nearly forgot to post this, I will keep it simple. Tonight I shall make a(nother) list of things I am appreciating: How easy (and quick) it is to write a list of appreciation That our trip today was smooth and fun, by and large My burrito! And […]

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Shenanigans & Ruminations

The Subjective Reality Conundrum

Generally speaking, we humans think that what we are experiencing each moment is “reality.” As in, “That’s just reality. That’s the way it IS.” But in actuality, our experience each moment is changing, being colored by our mood, by our recent experiences, by our expectations, by our thoughts, and by the stories we tell ourselves […]

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Miscellaneous Shenanigans & Ruminations

Appreciation Never Gets Old

Here is tonight’s list of things I am appreciating in my life: That I enjoy what I do professionally is rewarding, fun, fulfilling, and satisfying. My new computer, a blessedly fresh start. Running, an incredible outlet and mood enhancer, nowadays more than ever. My Wife, and our incredible relationship built on love and communication. Our […]

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Health & Outdoors Personal Growth Shenanigans & Ruminations

Don’t Underestimate the Power of a Good Hobby

Recently, I was running with my buddy Dave–for the first time in three months, because of the Quarantine–and we were talking about our hobbies. He told me he recently started building and flying model airplanes, something he had wanted to do since childhood. I agreed that having good hobbies adds a lot to one’s life, […]

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Money Personal Growth Shenanigans & Ruminations

If Only We Were Robots (and Other Random Thoughts)

I decided to take some thoughts (mostly about investing, but not only) I wrote down recently and put them both down together here, instead of expanding each one into its own post: If Only We Were Robots If we were robots, the unpredictability of investments would probably not bother us, as we would have mathematically […]

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Health & Outdoors Shenanigans & Ruminations

The Benefits of Real Life Interaction

Today I went in for Jury Duty. I got myself all ready for it: I ran yesterday so I didn’t have to run today. I got up bright and early. I made myself a lunch. I brought a good book. I even had my wife cut my hair for the occasion (!), and I made […]

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Money Shenanigans & Ruminations

“STOCK MARKET!”

I have often written about my fixation on doing things that please me 🙂 This has become a #1 priority in my life over the last few years. It is why I do this blog. It is why I read. It is why I run. It is why I do most of what I do. […]

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Home Life Shenanigans & Ruminations

It’s Ya Birthday…

Today’s my birthday! It’s also Earth Day. Go out and celebrate. I’m taking the day off. See you tomorrow…

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Shenanigans & Ruminations

For Your Consideration (Why It’s Going to Be Okay)

I realize that we are in a time of great uncertainty. The news is continually screaming about impending calamity of some sort or another, and it is easy to find people around who are afraid. Also, there are consequences that are fundamentally affecting people’s lives, and these circumstances can seem scary, challenging, or worrisome. I […]

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Personal Growth Shenanigans & Ruminations

My Conversation with Chicken Little

One day a few weeks ago, I sat writing at the cafe. This was before the lock-down started, where suddenly we weren’t supposed to go out and do things like visit cafes. However, “shit was already going down”: news stories were erupting, the world was bubbling with talk, and I knew that things were going […]