Hedonia or Eudaimonia

This article from The Atlantic fascinated me for a few reasons. First, I enjoy learning about different philosophies, and second it made me reflect on my own beliefs and structure. If philosophy interest you, I recommend you read the article now. As usual, the article ultimately recommends a balance, specifically between hedonia and eudaimonia inContinue reading “Hedonia or Eudaimonia”

Travel and Sleep Health: An Inverse Relationship

This weekend, I attempted to sleep in both days as I had no specific reason to wake up. The first day, I managed 7am which, while later than normal, was not really my goal and only gave me 7 hours. The next day I managed to wake up after 8am giving me closer to 9Continue reading “Travel and Sleep Health: An Inverse Relationship”


“I haven’t got the slightest idea how to change people, but still I keep a long list of prospective candidates just in case I should ever figure it out.” David Sedaris, one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers Yesterday America underwent a change in administrations. The day was calmer and smoother than I expected, though aboutContinue reading “Change”

Finding your One Thing

I previously read the book Essentialism by Greg McKeown. I know that I got some takeaways out of it; however, since I cannot recall them, it seems likely they did not stick. But I have started listening to his new podcast which has reminded me of the premise. I then compare his principles to myContinue reading “Finding your One Thing”

Reflecting on January 6th, 2021

I follow US politics closely, so I feel an obligation to try and capture a few of my thoughts and feelings about the events of last Wednesday. I watched the coverage on both CNN and Fox. The contrast in reporting shouldn’t have been surprising to anyone. One station had audio of the protest/riot/insurrection playing inContinue reading “Reflecting on January 6th, 2021”


I have never put much stock into making resolutions. I usually think of some desire that falls into the typical categories: health, money, or embracing a hobby (new or old), and say “yeah, maybe that.” Unsurprisingly, these resolutions rarely come to pass. My lack of effort on a new year’s resolution is paradoxical with myContinue reading “Resolutions”