Projects I have built to either solve a problem I had or learn new skills.

Thoughts and Writing

  • Why I write

    Someone recently asked me, why I write on this blog. Do I write for hope of fame, for praise or in pursuit of fortune? None of these are reason why I write.

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  • When did we start giving a sh*t what others think?

    On a typical warm Mexican evening, a small crowd gathers to appreciate a talented street performer. A melody so rich and uplifting that it cannot help but draw a smile to even the sourest of souls. Yet amongst this crowd, only one spectator truly shows their pleasure. A small girl, no more than eight years old, dances as if she were the only one there. Dancing without a care about what anyone thinks of her offbeat steps as she fully immerses herself into the beat. Living in the moment without the slightest regard of the irrelevant thoughts of bystanders.

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  • We become what we practice

    I recently read an article where the author aimed to achieve conversational fluency in a foreign language, but they felt like their mission was half-failed because they had an amazing mental database of vocabulary, but struggled to efficiently apply this knowledge in conversation. They had spent too much time learning vocabulary and not enough doing the activity itself, conversing.

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  • How to avoid disappointment

    Like everyone, there have been many moments in my life where I have experienced the sting of disappointment’s bite. That feeling which drags your spirit and robs you of happiness when reality has not served up the same rosy picture we imagined. Disappointment is the emotional lemon leaving our face and soul twisted.

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