The Lost Art of Waiting

The Lost Art of Waiting

Technological innovation has brought about amazing changes in our lives. We can pretty much do anything, anywhere, anytime. I have to admit, it’s pretty convenient. I love being able to do online banking, check the weather, post comments, search for just about anything, get directions, check stocks, manage my schedule and connect with others via email/social media/messaging all on this little device I call my phone…oh, and yes, it still enables me to call people at the touch of a button too.

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First Update - Living More with Less in 2015

First Update - Living More with Less in 2015

On January 15, I declared that I was going to live a simpler and richer life by having and buying less stuff and doing more of what matters. I had outlined three main themes as part of my plan:

  1. Don’t buy anything unless it’s urgent - yes, it’s a flexible definition but I’ll update the blog with a tally of purchases made.
  2. Use (and enjoy) what I have.
  3. Focus on spending time with and giving to others.

Well, with January and February behind us I'm here to report back on my progress. Let's dive into each of the themes above and see how things are going.

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Could You Make It On Mars?

Could You Make It On Mars?

How about right here on earth?

Mark Watney is no normal human being. He’s a NASA astronaut, but that’s not what makes him extraordinary. He’s also an astronaut who’s been left for dead, left to fend for himself on a desolate red planet. He has to deal with the fact that he’s all alone with no way to communicate with earth. Worse even, he also has to contend with the fact that he’ll surely run out of food before a rescue mission can reach him—that is if Mars’s inhospitable environment doesn’t manage to claim him first.

What’s most fascinating about this real page-turner of a novel, is what we can learn from Mark’s adventures and how it applies to life right here on earth.

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House of Cards Delivers a Powerful Lesson

House of Cards Delivers a Powerful Lesson

The day has finally arrived. Netflix has unleashed the third season of its insanely popular TV series “House of Cards”. I’ve been waiting for its arrival with bated breath since the announcement of its release some weeks ago. 

Not wanting to welcome its arrival unprepared, I’ve been skimming through the past two seasons, (re)watching the most critical episodes to ensure my memory of the crescendo is crisp—to be certain I won’t miss a single reference to past events. For additional context, I’ve even drunk every word of  Michael Dobb's book upon which the series is based. One could say I’m more than prepared for the new twists and turns awaiting the Underwoods.

Why is this series so….powerful?

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