2018 Reflections

January 13th, 2019
2018 Reflections Last year, my friends Jordan and Zack inspired me to start the tradition of writing a yearly reflection. You can find their 2018 reflections here and here . If you're curious, you can find my 2017 reflection here . A rare semi-professional headshot Now before I dive into…

The Rise Of Podcasts

October 21st, 2018
I distinctly remember Stephan Dubner (host of Freakonomics ) saying a few years ago that we may have reached "peak podcast". In other words, he was speculating that maybe the growth of podcasts as a medium was coming to an end. I remember being a bit skeptical, but I took the prediction seriously…

2 Months Without A Phone: Benefits, And How To Try It Yourself.

October 15th, 2018
When I started writing this article it had been almost exactly a month since the end of my ~2-month trip around Southeast Asia. But sometimes life gets in the way. Now that I'm actually getting around to publishing this, it's been almost 2 months since I returned to the U.S with a broken phone…

2nd Order Effects Of Strict Diets

August 31st, 2018
The Prohibition era in the United States is a notorious example of unintended consequences. The idea of a ban on alcohol sounded good in theory. Supporters expected economic growth in other areas such as clothing and entertainment as Americans looked for new ways to entertain themselves. But none…


August 24th, 2018
Today I turned 23. In Thailand. Over the past few months, I've been lucky enough to travel to Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Thailand. I've made friends from all over the world. The trip was not without its risks ... By the time this post is published, I'll be back home. Back to a routine…

The Places We Work

February 12th, 2018
As I type this, I'm sitting on top of two bean bag chairs in the basement of the library. For many, this might seem like a strange, if not terrible place to work. It looks like a napping area more than anything else. Depending on what I'm doing, it might be a terrible place for me to work too. But I…

Breaking The Routine

February 10th, 2018
Today I'm in Vermont at Mount Snow for what promises to be a great day of snowboarding. It's days like these that make me incredibly happy and thankful to be alive. I try to appreciate every day, but there's something special that comes with breaking your routine, and spending a day outdoors with…

Old Podcasts

February 9th, 2018
We live in an age with constant updates. Streaming has prevailed over downloaded content. An incredible amount of new podcasts, medium articles, and YouTube videos are created every day. I think by constantly consuming brand new content I more easily slip into a pattern of short-term thinking…

Creation Vs Consumption

February 8th, 2018
One of the most common recommendations I hear from people trying to "level up" or learn new things is to read more. Gary Vaynerchuk has become popular for sometimes preaching the exact opposite. Reading and pontificating is often a waste of time. Practitionership is the game. So who's right…

Writing More Personally

February 7th, 2018
My goal when I write these posts is selfish. I write to help myself think about ideas. To think clearly, and document these thoughts. If it helps someone else great, but this is a byproduct, not the goal. Too often I think I end up writing for other people. I come up with ideas and present them…
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