He’s headless. I’d seen the bronze statue of Marcus Aurelius in the Cleveland Museum of Art dozens of times over the years. I’m sure I’d even read the placard at the base of the statue. … Continue reading Marcus Aurelieus has lost his head.
Things don’t really matter to us. They never have. My mom and my siblings, they care about things. They go shopping, and they’re constantly thrilled by the newest phone, gadget, sweater, or pair of shoes. … Continue reading Don’t collect things. Gather moments.
Technically, my phone costs twice as much as my laptop. I don’t think many of us pay the “sticker price” we get quoted at the phone store. That’s probably to make us appreciate the value … Continue reading Must be time for a new phone.
I’m not sharing this to elicit sympathy from you. I’m not asking for your condolences. On October 5, 2018, my seventy-year-old father was diagnosed with cancer. He passed away on October 28, 2018. It doesn’t … Continue reading Memento mori – The ways you don’t want to live.
You’re not listening. Nobody does. We’re all too busy clicking and tapping and raging. Follows and likes and hearts and more meaningless holes in our life-force bucket. It’s usually right in front of you, the … Continue reading The past is whispering in your ear, but you’re not listening.
New phone. New car. New wife. New life. New everything. I’ve accepted the fact that this is the culture we’ve created. Props to the Baby Boomers who started this, but I can’t place all of … Continue reading Your things own you—a perspective on minimalism.
Most people would rather die than do what I do. One of my revenue streams is from public speaking. The fear of public speaking is known as glossophobia, which ranks ahead of death and heights … Continue reading It isn’t offensive just because you’re offended.
Continued from last week… Four – Leverage Systems Stop doing it wrong. Stop forcing your brain to work harder than it must. Conserve precious fuel to make decisions about things that shouldn’t require decision-making calories. … Continue reading The 6 things you must do to enjoy the author life (part 2).
Ten years ago, I wrote this letter to my future self. I don’t have a time machine or a crystal ball. What I mean is that, knowing what I know now, I wrote this advice … Continue reading The 6 things you must do to enjoy the author life (part 1).
When did I first hear those words? I’ve heard that phrase my entire life. I’ve said it more times than I can count. Whenever I’ve had a student, one of my children, or my wife … Continue reading Take a moment.