I’ve noticed how adept people are at coming up with a way to explain away something, to give reason and meaning to something, to justify something, or to simply give an excuse. It doesn’t take much effort to become skillful at the art of rationalization, which is why it’s easy to be deceived by how the explanations we hold in our mind “make sense”. We then adopt the explanation as a belief because we allow them to slip by our critical eye… then we fail to see how maladaptive they are because it isn’t apparent how those beliefs affect the decisions we make.
Continue reading “Rationalizing Rationalization (Part 1)”
This is my first letter in a long while (more than a year), so I want to make sure it’s filled with really good stuff.
Continue reading “[letter] to you for the end of 2017”
My Google maps history tells me I’ve been to quite a few places in the months of October, November, and December.
I think it’s both fascinating and terrifying that all this data exists somewhere. Continue reading “2017 Q4 Travels”
Every holiday season, I like to get myself nice things — to make my life a little bit easier, more fun, and just better overall. Here are my top ones this season:
Continue reading “Holiday 2017 Self-Gifting”
Twas a good Christmas…. here are some of my favorites this season:
Continue reading “Christmas 2017 Wrap Up”
A list of my favorite apps on web/desktop/mobile that I’ll keep updated often. If you do not use the same operating systems or browser that I do, it’s still likely that there is either a OS compatible version or an alternative.
Continue reading “My Favorite Apps”
I love dreaming. Especially when the dream is so intense that there are residual emotions when waking.
There are times when I wake up laughing, or crying, or even jolting up in fear. I find it amazing how the brain constructs fantastic narratives to make all the elements in a dream fit together in a way that can elicit such deep feelings.
A third of our life is spent sleeping, and it’d be a waste to let that portion of our life be forgotten and unused.
Continue reading “Dreams of Dreams”
You feel like a parrot every time you say “Time Flies — especially as we get older”. You say it a lot because you notice it happening often. It becomes most apparent when there’s someone you haven’t heard from in a while, and all of a sudden it’s time to catch up… but there really is no way to cram months (or sometimes even years) of important events into a short conversation.
Continue reading “Let’s Catch Up”
Spent this weekend playing Mario Odyssey with my brother and here is my review.
Continue reading “Weekend Odyssey”