Category: All the Things

A general catch-all for all things not yet categorized.

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Getting…Growing Older…

Response to:  https://qz.com/670483/dont-be-anxious-about-the-arc-of-your-future-what-i-wish-id-known-at-30/?utm_source=atlfb In a nutshell, the real truth is that live constantly evolves. For me, it's been impossible to predict and even less, improbable for which to plan. If I went back in time and tried to convince myself at 21 what it might look like at almost 34, I would've laughed at me. ...

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Warmth for Today’s Cold…

Winter in Columbus varies quite a bit, but when it's cold...it's cold. The other morning, as I got into my car and started driving to work, I complained (to no one in particular) that it was cold and how I really needed to get a car that has remote start. The leather was cold and ...

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Yesterday…

Yesterday is a day gone past.  Yes, we should look upon our memories of the former with fondness, taking forward our lessons learned and the joys of our experience. But today is when we must live and prove to ourselves and the world that we are not living only by resting on the successes of ...

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Take My Breath Away…

Breathing.  We are so very bad at this. The moments go so quickly that we seem to plan our next breath whilst forgetting to breathe along the way. Too often, we use up our breath to yell, complain, blame, chastise, obfuscate, speak ill, and even to fill the few spaces between the sounds.  At practice ...

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Response to ‘Whatever you do, don’t quit your job to pursue your passion’

Commenters can be such critics. A response to those that scoffed Janelle Quibuyen's article in Quartz, talking about the realities around working for yourself.  It seems the intent of this piece is to lend perspective to the flippant message that pervades American society, especially in the younger generations, that if you aren't entrepreneurial and trying ...

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Teach What You Learn…Learn As You Teach

Someone once said, "Those who can't, teach." This is completely incorrect.  I had a meeting this morning and the person I met with asked me what I saw myself doing down the road. "Ultimately, I'd like to be a professor."  "What's your motivation for wanting to teach?" he asked. Teaching is about giving back and ...

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Life Isn’t Ops, It’s a Project…

Part of the definitive meaning of a project is that it is a temporary endeavor with a finite end.  So often, we try to compartmentalize, process-ify, and micromanage life to some regular expression of expectation. By doing so, we risk our ability to adapt to an ever-changing landscape that can't be neatly placed into a ...