Category Archives: know thyself

Leaving the boxes open: You might even be wrong about you

That looks too deep for one dive… I spent my whole life thinking I was an introvert.  I had to be, right?  I stayed inside all the time, was terrified of new people and any kind of crowds, had panic … Continue reading

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Hard Writings

Who are you?  How do you want to live?  Do you want to settle down or see the world?  Raise kids or stay in college forever?  Write books or become a CEO or earn your place as a pillar of … Continue reading

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Self-Esteem for Smart People (Part One)

This topic has been on my mind a lot lately for…various reasons, we'll say.  For background, I myself am a smart person (we can define that later if you like, but if you care about definitions then you're probably smart … Continue reading

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You know what I love?

I love that look you get when I've really crossed a line.  I love how your eyes go wide and how your breath catches for a moment.  Sometimes you muster, and give me a wry smile or shake your head; … Continue reading

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Overly Honest

This, I think, falls under "Blogging nobody wants to read" — Sometimes I wake up and I'm not sure what to think, what to do, and then I sit down and write for a while and EUREKA, I HAVE IT!.  … Continue reading

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Better Thinking Gift Ideas

Here’s a fun idea to take some of the dread out of December:  Better Gifting.  In this monster of a post are some discussions of what makes a "better gift", how to package intangible gifts to make them more impressive, … Continue reading

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Abandoning Philosophy for the Hard Work of Being a Continuing Machine

Sometimes I say things, at night, to my partner, like, "I wonder if I shouldn’t have written off a career in philosophy so flippantly." To which he answers something like, "Are you high?  You agonized for months about that decision." To which … Continue reading

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