Musings

Mindful Work

I’ve been on vacation for the last week, and for a few more days still. Normally vacations are anticipated and well-planned, but this was a vacation of necessity, an oh-shit realisation that I hadn’t taken real, disconnected, sustained time off in a few years, and that both my body and mind needed a break, now. As …

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My 2015 Reading List

I didn’t set a reading goal for 2015, but I’m pretty pleased with the result: 16 books finished, most in the last three months of the year. Here’s a tally, with a brief review for each one.  Two caveats: I’m using Goodreads to track which books I read this year, but only started using it …

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I Un-Installed Facebook From My Phone

I am not an early-morning person, especially in winter, especially in Melbourne winter. When the sun doesn’t rise until past 7:30am, and our flimsy wall heater just isn’t cutting it, I’m overcome by waves of nausea, crazy-high amounts of stress, and a desire to stay buried under the covers.  Once I’m out of bed, I’m fine — …

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Vacation!

Spending the day on a boat. Marika and I spent a week driving from beautiful Airlie Beach, Queensland, to equally beautiful Byron Bay, New South Wales.  I’ve been known to not really take vacations. Every trip I took while I worked at Flippa was, at least in part, a business trip (to a conference, to …

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