I recently moved to Milwaukee, and in between unpacking and getting acclimated to a new city I spent some time cleaning up my Lightroom library. The majority of my 2017 folder was a mess…I haven’t had too many dedicated trips/photo walks this year, so for the most part I was just dumping all of my […]Read more "A Farewell to Omaha"
I was watching Derek Sivers’s first TED talk this morning, and in it he mentioned a really interesting difference between the West and Japan. In the West, we name our streets. The blocks are just the “empty spaces” between our streets. In Japan, however, the streets don’t have names – the blocks do! This amusing […]Read more "Week 117 — Empty Spaces"
It’s been a few weeks since I last posted. I’ve been trying to spend less time online (Nuggets Twitter commentary aside) over the holidays and during my annual period of reflection. I think this is a good practice any time you’re trying to do big picture thinking or other types of deep work, but it […]Read more "Week 115 — Fly the W!"
This morning, I rolled out of bed, took a shower, meditated, and then flopped on the ground and did 80 consecutive pushups. It was the 365th day in a row that I’ve done pushups. Whether I was on vacation in China or hungover after the prior night’s regrettable shot of Malort or my country had […]Read more "Tiny Gains — What I Learned from One Year of Pushups"
When I went to Iceland and the Faroe Islands last year, I began the trip with some reflections on travel and fear. Today, I’m on the cusp of another multi-week international vacation. Things are a bit different this time. I’m going to Asia instead of Scandinavia. It’s going to be really hot and humid instead […]Read more "Day 0 — Packing Up My Fears"
100 posts! Woo hoo! This milestone feels like it necessitates something special…some kind of marker to cap the achievement, doesn’t it? At first, I thought so too. But in brainstorming ideas for what exactly that marker would look like, my sentiments shifted. Celebrating milestones can feel good in the moment, but in my experience the celebration […]Read more "Week 100 –Reflecting on Milestones and Systems"
He’d been having trouble with students who had nothing to say. At first he thought it was laziness but later it became apparent that it wasn’t. They just couldn’t think of anything to say. One of them, a girl with strong-lensed glasses, wanted to write a five-hundred word essay about the United States. He was […]Read more "photo adventures — the upper left-hand brick"