The car was mostly dark inside except for a dimly-lighted portion of the front seat headrest I was staring at. I spotted a single, pinkie nail-sized baby cockroach hanging out, unafraid in the center of the headrest. Supposedly, a healthy female cockroach can produce between 300-400 offspring—a Wikipedia fact that fails to comfort me. Seeing a baby, I assume there must be dozens more, potentially of varying sizes, yet their whereabouts are unknown in the darkness. [Read more…]
After much foot-dragging, like say, twenty years worth, I’ve become a big fan of Apple products. To my left is my iPad Mini, from which I was just reading Tony Robbins’ newest book, MONEY Master the Game—very good. To my right is my trusty iPod Touch 5, which will turn two years old in a couple weeks and hasn’t missed a beat despite taking a beating. And in my lap is my Macbook, from which I am writing to you, my cherished reader.
I’ve gone from being an Apple hater to having my life inundated by all things Apple. Except, of course, the iPhone. [Read more…]
Napoleon Hill called it a “hypnotic rhythm”, but you might know it better as a “rut”. Getting in a rut, as we call it. It’s when we get stuck in a pattern of monotony, repeating and perfecting our mistakes until they become part of a muscle memory of subprime performance. Maybe they don’t even qualify as mistakes, maybe it’s just a less than optimal method of living. We accept the first few instances of it, promising ourselves it’ll change when the time is right. But before we know it, months or even years have passed. We’ve adapted to the mediocrity. Grown comfortable with life’s imperfections. Rather than push through it, break those patterns of thought, we prefer to be passive. This is life, after all, right? [Read more…]
Morning people. You know the kind. Up before the sun. A cup of coffee or two more than is necessary. Stunningly chipper at a most ungodly hour. Are you one of them? [Read more…]