The Pursuit of Stillness

For better or worse, my wife and I have always been people of pursuit. So when I got laid off, my first instinct would be to immediately pursue the next job, but ironically enough, perhaps this is a good time to slow down, be in the moment, and remain still...

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Shutting Down Sacrifice

Between the government shutting down and BART striking, I'm noticing a trend lately where the greed of a few destroys the livelihood of many. It's a direction our society has been creeping towards the last few decades on an intimate level - now it's just becoming mainstream. That trend? We no longer make sacrifices to make relationships work...

I’m Going to Be a Father

It's few and far between when you actually recognize you're in the midst of a life-changing moment. Usually they happen unknowingly as we hurry through our busy lives, only to realize in hindsight where our path diverged in a new direction. The moment when I found out I am going to be a father, however, came with two very clear pink lines that were obviously pointing me down a new road...

The Most Important Thing About Everything

Our purpose might be the most frustrating thing about our existence. We've been able to figure out so much about the world around us yet we always wind up with the same question: "why?" Why do we exist? Why are we here? Why did this happen? We usually figure out the how of things - discovering sciences, equations and processes - but the why always remains elusive...

How to Spend Someone Else’s Money

Do you remember when you first got the urge to make some money?  It probably went something like this... you were a kid in the toy store and you really wanted a new action-figure or doll.  You had no money in your pocket - nothing to call your own - so you pulled on your… Continue reading How to Spend Someone Else’s Money