Optimal Minimal

I don’t live my life by any specific sayings or soundbites. One, because I can’t remember them exactly as they were said and two, living life in all the ways you want to can’t be distilled into one or two pull quotes. But one thing that I do try to live …

Sooner or later…

There’s a beautiful 5-year-old tan kelpie called Tessa at the dog pound I volunteer at who has a neurological impairment (she looks something like this cutie). It’s caused her to lose control of her back legs and when she walks or runs, her hind legs hop and skip out of …

To be honest

How did some of our language get all twisted around, bent out of shape? And how much of it is based on white lies, politeness, placating or keeping the peace? Ryan Holiday, the author of the great book I read a page of every morning, The Daily Stoic, wrote an article …

Pause

The American national anthem’s played before almost every game in the National Hockey League. But sometimes there’s not even one American competing or coaching in the actual game. So what’s the point? The point is there doesn’t always have to be a point. Taking a moment just to calm yourself, be …

Multi-task and miss the bus

About an hour ago, I had what felt like 50 things (books, computer, phone, pens, bottle of water, headphones and more) all spread out on the table in front of me and I needed to get all of them into my bag because my bus was coming in a few …