It’s the title of my alarm in the evenings, as seen in Figure 1, an alarm I used to set daily earlier this year. The purpose is to give myself a hard time to step away from screens and analytical tasks, prepare for the next day, and go to bed. Continue reading “Go the Fuck to Sleep. In an hour.”
I came home to find her lying on the couch with only the light in the neighboring room on, her laptop shining bright in the living room. Without my glasses and in the dark, I couldn’t tell she had headphones on, the noise-canceling ones she bought used a few weeks ago. Continue reading “Barrier to Entry”
“I don’t feel good,” I responded to Sera’s inquiry about noodles for dinner. I was momentarily amused by understanding the difference between saying noodles and saying pasta; noodles implies a dish inspired by Asian cuisine, while pasta implies a dish inspired by Italian cuisine. The moment passed, and I was mentally back in the car, slowing to turn at a stop sign. Clutch, brake, turn signal, look, shift, gas and clutch, turn.
Back story: I just returned from a 3 week trip in Western Europe.
I’ve been watching Fight Club a lot lately. It seems an odd thing to say about a movie; it’s not like a series, where the plot changes and characters evolve, but it’s exactly the same, every time. In his 2006 TED talk, Tony Robbins admonishes those who watch the same movie again and again by telling them to, “Get a fucking life.” Fine, Tony, but I’m gonna watch this just a few more times first, just to make sure I don’t have one by your definition.
It still impresses me, as it has for a few decades now, how accurate ship navigators can be without a GPS unit. A thousand miles or more, and somehow they land at the right port. A mere one-tenth of a degree would land the ship far astray.
The below text was at the front of my site for a little while, but since things have changed, I’m going to put it in the blog now.
Here is the first version of my Principles. It will remain, save typos, unedited, though a second, which will be subject to edits as life evolves, will also be posted for comparison. Continue reading “Principles”