A cool morning in the Vatican City

What makes you feel alive?

Today, I want to ask what makes you feel alive? The first time someone asked me that question, what crossed my mind was “Why do you even want to know?” I’ve always valued a skeptical mind, but sometimes it worked to my disbenefit. It’s what made me err on the safe side too often. After all, there was no way someone else…

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No more Newsfeed! Dobby is free!

No newsfeed, no newsfeed, no newsfeed, no, no new

We all could use a little more time. One of the biggest reasons people have for why they don’t do what they really want (ie Visit family, travel, start the first page of the book they’ve always meant to write) is that they “don’t have time.” I wanted to see how much extra time I could create. First, I figured out what were some…

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Doubtfire and the Philosopher’s Stone

On my flight back home last month, I re-watched What Dreams May Come. The last time I watched that movie was during its release back in 1998. I never really grasped the emotions of the overarching story but I remembered the wonderful scenes depicted. As a kid, those scenes resonated with me… and even though I always knew that…

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July Flame Grows Dim

All the best things happen in July. Good Music: Laura Veirs – July Flame (Gamper & Dadoni Remix) It’s my favorite month of the summer, and with very good reason. The first half of it was my vacation in the Philippines. I got to go surf and explore, catch up with old friends, meet up with new ones,…

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How to Not Get Married.

Do you have a good reason to get married? I was inspired to write this because I’ve grown weary, and with it conveniently written out, it will save me energy in the future. I don’t remember when it started, but marriage has been a constant topic of discussion between friends and I — specifically, why I…

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