Experiments in Simplicity & Life-Long Learning

“Think Like a Freak” is a FREAKING Good Read

I recently attended a talk by Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt and got a free copy of their latest book, “Think Like a Freak”. I’m only about 1/3 of the way through, but so far, it’s has been “freaking” great! Read on to see some of the jewels I’ve encountered thus far…

3 Ways To Simplify Your Digital Life & Focus on What Really Matters

I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of living in a self-created Matrix. Swimming against the raging river of digital communication and entertainment (email, Facebook, blogs, podcasts, Netflix, Hulu, etc.) is damaging our productivity, personal relationships, and even health. Unlike the movies, however, no Morpheus-type character is coming to get us out. It’s up to each of us to decide which pill to swallow…

The 5 Reasons I Deleted My Facebook Account

I am on a mission to simplify my digital and offline life this year, and have decided that a big part of that is saying goodbye to Facebook. After carefully weighing the pros and cons, I decided that the downsides far outweigh the upsides, and have just hit delete on...

Whatever Your Dream May Be, Start Today

I am equal parts sadness and gratitude as I write this post. My friend Joe “Ninja” Northup (or “Sai” as my band of martial arts crazies knew him) passed away yesterday after battling brain cancer for six years. Though I have known him for over 15 years, I am truly grateful that we were able to deepen our friendship these past two years. The proximity helped (I moved down to Los Angeles in August 2012), but more than geography, it was his psychology that drew me near. Despite facing one of the most aggressive forms of brain cancer (Oligoastrocytoma) and round after round of chemotherapy, he committed himself to living as long, lovingly, and completely as possible. Ask anyone who knows him and they will confirm that he succeeded on all counts.

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