A Brilliant Insight from Jenna Fischer

I was recently listening to an episode of the Office Ladies podcast in which Zach Woods joined Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey for a chat. Zach asked some great questions, including one about what the Office ladies would go back and tell their younger selves before/during the filming of The Office. I really loved Jenna … Read more

Is This Good Advice from Matt Damon?

Ben Affleck recently made an appearance on the Smartless podcast, and he shared some advice from his long-time friend and collaborator, Matt Damon. He was talking about being asked to do something (or deciding if you want to do something). The specific context was him being asked to appear at a charity event, which I’m … Read more

Martin Short’s Nine Categories

We listened to episode after episode of the delightful Smartless podcast on the recent drive to and from Virginia. One of my favorite episodes featured comedian Martin Short, who–in the midst of a lot of laughs–offered a thought-provoking insight. He talked about how long ago he created a system called “The Nine Categories.” He uses … Read more

The Ninth Love Language

While there are technically only 5 official love languages that I’m aware of, over the years I’ve added some of my own creation to the list. Just in case you’re not familiar with the concept of love languages, they are a gauge of how you are best loved (and conversely, how you best show love). … Read more

Do You Get a Flu Shot?

I had an interesting experience at the doctor’s office yesterday. I was seeing my primary care physician for an annual checkup (or, in this case, my 18-month checkup). After I checked in, a nurse steered me into an office and checked my vitals. While typing away at the computer, she asked, “Did you want to … Read more