Category Archives: Self Improvement

Good habits

Consider this quote by Aristotle: “Excellence is an art won by training and habituation: we do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have these because we have acted rightly” Wow. If this is a true statement (and I believe it is), then a man ought to build his life [...]

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The fire

A warm fire, a cool night; your lips on the tea cup. A savory liquid fills the soul like early morning light. These years have been dark; despair an old friend. A fortitude beats yet inside – a muse that inspires, a desire to fight. Fuel given, the fire builds. This tiny house a beacon, [...]

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Evolving

For the past few months, I’ve been exploring software design patterns, both at their roots and in their modern implementations. I’ve been exploring new languages and deepening my understanding of the languages that I already use. Man can I ever tell ya, it’s been exhilarating. I started reading a new book last night, given to [...]

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Ikigai by Sebastian Marshall – A Review

I just finished up the book Ikigai (or rather, ordered collection of essays, email fragments and blog posts) by a guy named Sebastian Marshall. ¬†Ikigai translates to “Reason¬†for Living,” and Sebastian does a good job of putting together a case for what type of reasons one should live their life, and provides a general framework [...]

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Goals for the Coming Week

I recently posted my goals not only for the rest of the year, but for a long time in advance. A big part of reaching your goals is tracing the steps you need to take to get there. Goals for the rest of the year (mid-range goals) are supposed to support your goals for the [...]

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