Welcome to the new website, complete with a new look and feel. I can hear you asking, “Why?” Simply put, it was time.
The old website had grown too cumbersome and slow, aside from looking dated as websites go. The decision to shift the hosting to a new provider for performance reasons opened the door. Soon, I started thinking about all the things I didn’t like aside from its speed and the hosting relationship. Before I knew it, I had a new site in mind, one that would …
As the world grows more complex there is real value in appreciating the science and art of minimalism and applying it to our lives. Long a fan of clean design, I am more and more a fan of minimalism in process, connectivity, and relationships as well.
The way we conduct our national discourse matters more than we appreciate. A short history lesson is instructive.
Reading and I have long had an interesting relationship. I struggled with it in school until I fell in love with story telling the summer before sixth grade. My mother shooed me out of the house one day in frustration, telling me to “go to the library or something!” in exasperation.
Podcasts are a great way to shape your informational intake. I like podcasts mainly because I get to choose what I listen to as opposed to accepting what is force fed, and I can listen when I choose. I try to gather different perspectives but steer away from those that are blatantly agenda based. Here’s my current listening list:
Averell Harriman, Dean Acheson, Robert Lovett, George Kennan, John McCloy, and Charles Bohlen played pivotal roles at a pivotal time in modern history. Most were born to Ivy League privilege; some came from more humble backgrounds. Dean Acheson’s memoir is titled “Present at the Creation,” an appropriate tag for each of these giants who helped guide America through WWII and who, in various ways and not always in agreement, were the architects of the post-war period.
A journaler and master list maker for years, I started using a modified version of Bullet Journaling a few months ago. Then I decided to actually read the book. As a result, I’ve modified my approach to be much closer aligned with the structure Ryder Carroll presents, one that is remarkably similar to my ’80’s Day Timer system. Basically, BuJo (as it is affectionately known) is a well-engineered system for capturing every thought you need to capture in a systematic and short form fashion.