Toltsoy on Mentorship

Toltsoy’s War and Peace is a wonderful study of Russian aristocratic life, and a keen example of why Russia is the way it is today. Besides that aspect, Tolstoy had an amazing understanding of human nature and social behavior. His portrayal of interactions capture my attention, making me feel like I were truly a fly onContinue reading “Toltsoy on Mentorship”

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A Gym Without an Erg, is No Gym at All

We have created a pretty modest home gym now. I am proud of how my brother got this off the ground, and I provided the manual labor putting, installing, and what not. I dumped my 24hr gym membership two years ago, after almost half a decade of having it. But I admit, I miss theContinue reading “A Gym Without an Erg, is No Gym at All”

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105 Books to Read in 2015

Happy Birthday to me! I’ve been reading away, but people have asked for a list of the books I plan to read, so heres the list of some of the 105 books I’m reading with a special request on how you can help me get to this AWESOME goal. (Also can you believe it, thatsContinue reading “105 Books to Read in 2015”

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On Being in the 30’s Age Bracket

I was freaking out about turning 30 back when I turned 25.  It was my mid-mid-life crisis. You can say it was this feeling of anxiety mixed with depression and a whole lot of rebellion against the notion that I was getting old. But in the end, I came to terms with it and madeContinue reading “On Being in the 30’s Age Bracket”

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My 2014 Book Picks

Goal was simple, 52 weeks in 1 year, 1 book for each week. At first I started by reading whatever book I felt like reading. Those largely involved fiction, and after a while I realized that escaping reality is GREAT but not really the purpose behind my goal. I was grasping for purpose, I can’tContinue reading “My 2014 Book Picks”

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Rent-A-Kid Memorial Day Weekend 2014

Last weekend I was out at Muslim Day, the weather was not hiking friendly. This past weekend was Memorial Day, incredibly hot, and incredibly fitting for kicking off summer because we had family over in Palmdale! By the end of the day I was too exhausted the next day to go on our planned hikeContinue reading “Rent-A-Kid Memorial Day Weekend 2014”

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