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

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Blitz Chess and Life’s Surprises

As we get into the second week of February and dive into the rest of the year ahead, I can’t help but take one more look at the previous year. As I think about it now, 2018 was a year of many transitions for me at work and in my personal life (I oftentimes can’t distinguish between the two now): we gave birth to Harana, I transitioned to different roles within Bridge, and have had

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In Defense of the Desk Job

“I don’t want a desk job,” is one of the most common things you’ll hear today. There’s nothing essentially wrong with that. Some people just like to do work that allows them to go around and be on the field, and they’re more effective doing just that. What’s wrong is when what is meant by that is any of these two things: The first is this: “I don’t like a desk job because desk jobs

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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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