A few lessons from Kindergarten

A couple of weeks ago I listened to an awesome episode of one of my favorite podcasts, the Ezra Klein Show. The guest of honor was Cal Newport and the topic of focus was Deep Work: what does it mean to do deep work, how is the dominant hive-mind style work place inhibiting our ability... Continue Reading →

To teach or not to teach

A month ago I wrote about why I decided not to teach. Now I would like to tell you a little bit about why I'm changing my mind. After graduating college I keep getting a feeling that there is so much I don’t know about who I am and where I want to go in... Continue Reading →

"Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start"--Nido Qubein

Somewhere in the middle: Transitions

At certain points in life I get to feeling like I’m supposed to have everything figured out. When I feel this way my anxiety increases and bouts of panic and worry pour over me. In reality I’m building on the successes of my past, but in the moment it feels like I’m being forced to start... Continue Reading →

Somewhere in the middle

I’ve had a few points in my life where I felt that surely the walls around me were going to crumble down. It sounds dramatic but it’s truly how I felt. I’ve had times when I’ve been paralyzed with fears that I knew were irrational but they never the less kept me from moving. And... Continue Reading →

"We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate." -- Thomas Jefferson

Falling

*Warning, this blog post contains explicit language. I promise it's for good reason. I love skiing at the Northwood Ski trails (Golf Course trails) in Rhinelander, WI. It’s where I spent most of my time learning how to cross country ski so I know every twist and turn of the trail by heart--so much so... Continue Reading →

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