Who do you follow?

Who do you follow? On instagram, on twitter, in real life? Is this something you think about? They say when you are ready – a teacher will appear. I thought I was ready for a long time without running in Mr. Miagi. I have come to learn that everyone can teach you something. Everyone has […]

Inputs and Outputs

Lately, I have been thinking about inputs and outputs. Something to the effect of, “you are what you eat” and “tell me the five people you spend the most time with and I can predict your future.” Thinking about inputs – what comes into my “system” – also has me thinking about the inherently complicated […]

A New Watch

I often listen to long ambient music on YouTube while I work. This genre has become more robust over the years. Amongst the lofi, ambient, and classical videos there appears to be a new genre of “study with me” videos. Instead of the gif person studying forever, you can study “with” a real person. It’s […]

On Feedback

“When feedback is immediate, clear, and concrete, people learn quickly.When feedback is delayed, abstract, and opaque, people rarely learn.” James Clear I have recently started trading on RobinHood. It is fun – which might be a problem. But the fun part of trading is that you get direct feedback. Decisions are rewarded or punished. It […]

Only Up

I have never seen a stock that only went up. I have never seen a tide that only rises. I have never seen someone only breathe in. Often our minds are set on growth, and we do not stop to think about decay. For us to advance, part of us must die. A gardener is […]

Unforgiven

I watched the movie “Unforgiven” last night. I had no preconceptions other than a recommendation from a friend that it was “great”. Unforgiven is a Clint Eastwood Western made in the 1990s. I found the movie enjoyably jarring. It was peaceful and chaotic. The cinematography was beautiful and distant. The movie starts violently, and ends […]