On Stoicism

For most of my life, I have identified as an extrovert. I preferred social time to me-time, planned frequent parties, and enjoyed making conversation with strangers. I shared my stories readily and eagerly, trusting that most people I met were kind and caring and interested in what I had to say. I had many friends, and … Continue reading On Stoicism

Why I Hate my Garmin Watch

I was riding the bus in San Francisco when a woman made the mistake of asking me about yoga. “I like your yoga pants,” she said. “Do you do yoga?” “I do indeed,” I answered. “Man, I should start doing yoga,” she said. “I hear it’s a really good way to lose weight,” she said. “Is … Continue reading Why I Hate my Garmin Watch

Teaching What We Need, Because We Have To

“Well, I think anyone driven toward a lot of self-reflection is a little crazy,” he said as we left the theater and started to the bar. I agreed. Then I reflected. “I mean, I’m driven toward a lot of self-reflection,” I said. I paused, then laughed. “And it does make me feel crazy sometimes.” “Totally,” … Continue reading Teaching What We Need, Because We Have To