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What do Aliens have to do with Hillary Clinton and World War 3?

When I was in my early twenties, I was driving a New Zealand open road at night with my ex-girlfriend in the passenger seat. We were out in the country where there were no street lights. The moon and many stars in the night sky provided the only light other than for the car’s headlights.… Continue reading What do Aliens have to do with Hillary Clinton and World War 3?

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Into the woods: A spiritual journey, or cray cray?

The other day I watched a youtube video critiquing Christopher McCandless - the guy who rejected the superficialities of society by going Into The Wild. He died because of it. The youtube video critiqued McCandless as foolish, irrational, and noted that the people he met on his journey were trying to save him, but he did… Continue reading Into the woods: A spiritual journey, or cray cray?

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The art of the bluff: Suffering in silence

I read a facebook post a few months ago written by an extremely successful Oregon based poker professional. I’d seen this player playing in Oregon before. He was noticeable for one reason: blonde hair. This kind of sticks out on a poker table. Blondey stuck out because he was a Blonde poker player. After reading… Continue reading The art of the bluff: Suffering in silence

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The Office: How spectacularly I have failed. But, why?

Office life. How spectacularly I have failed to assimilate to it! But, why? It certainly wasn’t for lack of trying. I’ve worked in four of them now (five if you count the poker table as an office – I do, most don’t). Recently I resigned from my latest attempt at list-ticking office-living after nearly experiencing… Continue reading The Office: How spectacularly I have failed. But, why?

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Working hard vs. Being productive

The Stoic philosopher Seneca stated that so many people squander their lives on wine and lust, greed and ambition. The problem, “is not that we have a short space of time, but that we waste so much of it … there is nothing the busy man is less busied with than living.” There is nothing… Continue reading Working hard vs. Being productive