Christmas: The Solution

As you might be able to tell from reading my blog entry Thankful for Thanksgiving (or the ensuing comments), I’m disillusioned with Christmas. I realized more than ever this year that I don’t want more things. I moved out of my condo to temporary storage and then to a temporary residence and then back to … Read more

Thankful for Thanksgiving

You know what? I’m thankful that there’s a day set aside simply for people to be thankful. Think about that. It’s pretty remarkable. The best part is that it’s a day to be thankful for what you already have. Friends, family, food, football. The basics. Nobody’s life is perfect, but if we’re willing to take … Read more

Kickstart THIS

I was going to write about something completely different today, but then JoshVision posted this blog entry announcing the launch of his book on Kickstarter, and I can’t stop thinking about anything else. My mind is blown. I’m having braingasms. Kickstarter is a site where you can post a project–usually one in progress–and seek funding … Read more

Management Tactic #27: Earth, Wind, and Fire

In Japan, every morning millions of workers do something called rajio taiso before they start working. Rajio taiso is basically a series of stretches and movements to get your blood flowing and your muscles–including your mind–limber. It’s also 15 minutes of togetherness for hundreds of employees doing what is essentially a series of funny movements … Read more

The Vampire Talk

With the vampire movie New Moon coming out, this is a good time to sit down with your significant other and ask the question you need to ask before it’s too late: If one of you turns into a vampire at some point, what sacrifices (moral, ethical, corporal) will the other make to sustain the … Read more

Confession #5

I know that I could have a gambling problem. The only reason I don’t have a big problem is that I’m aware of the danger of this aspect of my personality. My senior year of college, a few friends and I went to the casinos a few times (casinos are allowed in St. Louis if … Read more

Confession #4

Don’t ever pull me up on stage. I’m guessing that it’s not really a “confession” that I don’t like public speaking. That’s pretty common. I’m pretty extreme in those regards…I even get nervous before walking in front of the congregation at church to receive Communion (a time when literally no one is paying attention to … Read more