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I saw this mushroom on my walk today, and given I went through a large reorg at work recently, this got me thinking a lot about bardos and impermanence…
The post this week is going to be just on one topic: making lists. A few months ago I was looking at various Adam Savage videos and was astounded by th…
We wake and our minds race to the day’s challenges. If you don’t take the time to stop, your mind will go faster than a greyhound. Kids run around, you…
I recently was reading a short book called “Maxims for Thinking Analytically: The wisdom of legendary Harvard Professor Richard Zeckhauser”. Tucked wit…
Say you want to start a new task: learn something for school, work, fun; develop a new habit, workout, whatever… You set a goal, maybe buy a book about…
I often hear that the ideal purpose of school should be to “teach how to think,” and yet, it’s rare to have a class on thinking. We treat it as an inef…
Today’s post is a quick one. In pursuit of monotasking, there is one path that I find quite powerful and it’s an “awareness of things”: being conscious…
One book I’ve come back to a few times the past few years is Cal Newport’s “Deep Work.” For those of you not familiar with the term, “deep work” is foc…
If you knew you were going to live another hundred years, what would you change in your behavior? When I pose this hypothetical to most of my friends a…
Today’s newsletter is a bit different. I’ve been trying to write twice a week and the bigger pieces I’m noodling on keep getting longer and more unwiel…
Building a daily journal habit