Photo Diary of August’18

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What a sped up month. I have no complaints. Took small steps and general headway on personal goals; work is trying to be more interesting while I’m simultaneously more diligent about my outside-of-the-office pursuits. In and out of town friends came and went; lunches, dinners, cocktails and conversations; long walks afterwards. I let myself really rest some too. And crazy enough, I went on a legit blind date. As in, I didn’t even google the guy, had no idea what he looked like other than the explanation from a broker at the office. This alone feels exceptional since it’s certainly not the swipe this way or that and internet stalking that pervades us. For the record, I’m on no dating … Read More

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Documentation of August 2018

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From the Books category in my menu… Barely read a thing. Listened to ALL the things. This may be the shortest edition on read books ever. I finished two. A measly two. Another Daniel Silva after saying I was taking a break from him, but it turned out to be my favorite so far. The Confessor. Reading it happened to be coincidentally timed with the recent Vatican revelations. Except in the book’s plot, they’re hiding how complicit they were with the Nazis in Jewish genocide. I tried reading Artemis, the second sci-fi by the very talented author of The Martian. I just couldn’t get into it. The plot sounded good; maybe it will appeal to some of you. However, it did confirm … Read More

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Documentation of July 2018

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This post is not only a copy-paste of July’s reads, but also some additional mentions worthy of note. Again, I post it here to harness better SEO and tagging abilities, verses the info solely sitting as a static page under my Books category in the heading menu. I have two really exceptional podcasts to add: Waking Up with Sam Harris conversation with Ian Bremmer #133 Ian Bremmer is an ‘American political scientist specializing in U.S. foreign policy and global political risk.’ Joe Rogan conversation with Peter Schiff #1145 Peter Schiff is probably one of the most well known stock brokers and financial gurus. Maybe a coincidence, but for me, listening to each in close proximity to the other felt like good synchronicity. A … Read More

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Choices

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I’m behind on writing but certainly not inspiration. Is it procrastination or lack of motivation? What is propelling me now… As I hover over my life, what actions do I see myself taking? It is good to know what one is motivated by: money; attention; notoriety. It is good to know why one procrastinates: laziness; absolute perfection; fear of incompetence. In our current environs, enjoyment of life doesn’t necessarily demand vocal declaration and shared memorializing. Every meal, every outfit, every landscape. Satisfaction is its own reward. In some ways I’m seeking a comfortable stride, in other ways I’m finding new footing. I reflect on my creative endeavors and the next ones I want to pursue. I’m excited and monotone simultaneously. … Read More

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The Catch Up

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On June, the month that was. It had a slow build up with a running pace ending. I celebrated another birthday with a very relaxed staycation mini getaway. I just wanted to be out of my home environment to break up the monotony; enjoy room service; have a pool and gym within a few strides of my legs; have delicious dining within a few more strides. I caught up with people I’ve missed so much. The people in my life after so many years, 10 to 15 to 23…they’re meaning that much more. I recently reconnected with an old girlfriend too. Regardless, I’ve been thinking a lot over the last six months about my female relationships and the women in … Read More

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