Shared thoughts and lessons on pursuing a well-lived life.

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Take Care of the Stuff That Help You Do More

As we were readying to leave the house yesterday, Malaya picked up a paintbrush which he intended to bring to my parents house. He wanted to paint there he said as he’s recently taken a liking for the art. But as he was putting on his slippers preparing to head out, he couldn’t help but poke the soles with his paintbrush, experimenting what other things he could do with the stick in his hand. I

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Write Your Own Stuff

Saw this Tweet today from Jared Wilson and couldn’t agree more. 1) How did "Influencer" become a job title?2) Write your own stuff3) Popularity does not frequently entail originality, quality, & integrity.4) Write your own stuff5) Also: write. your. own. stuff — Jared C. Wilson (@jaredcwilson) February 1, 2019 For some context, you’ll see that it was a response to a Tweet linking to recent news on another influencer facing accusations of plagiarism. These

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Into the Spider-Verse

My wife and I just came home after an unplanned movie date. It’s been a very long time since we last saw a movie with just the two of us, mostly because of the difficulty of leaving our kids some place they can be looked after and kept busy. Today, we finally got to see Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. It’s an incredible film, and a visually stunning piece of work. You can tell that a

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The Problem With Dream Jobs (Part 2)

I am thankful that in today’s world there are plenty of career paths to take and work arrangements to choose from. You can work from home, hold a 9-5 job, take a freelance gig, or work on your own business. But the availability of options, almost like the number of shows on Netflix, also come with dangers we must be careful to avoid: The first is the most obvious. It’s the endless job hopping, particularly

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The Problem With Dream Jobs (Part 1)

I was talking with a friend the other day and sharing what few lessons I’ve learned in my short but colorful working career so far. As I began to recount one experience after another, I remember saying that I wish I had learned this one particular lesson earlier: You have greater chances of achieving career success, not by finding and landing that dream job, but by becoming a “dream steward” wherever you are. To be

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Tech Tuesday: Goodreader

I like to read books across multiple devices which is why I like the Kindle app. I have it on my Macbook and my mobile which allows syncing of my reading progress across both devices. In short, if I leave off at a certain page on a Kindle book I’m reading on my Macbook, I can resume from the same page on my phone. But I have always had a hard time finding a way

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