The title sentence has become my new morning mantra. Wake up. Stand up. Put on pants. Lately, my mornings have been fraught with laziness and distraction. I’ll wake up and immediately check email, Twitter, Words with Friends, and anything else I can think of to avoid getting out of bed. This starts a cascade where […]
I’m not giving in to security under pressure. I’m not missing out on the promise of adventure. I’m not giving up on implausible dreams. Experience to extremes. Those are lyrics from an excellent Rush song titled The Enemy Within. This song has resonated with me very strongly over the past few weeks because of the […]
On the evening of February 29, I unplugged the router and modem and said goodbye to my wireless connection. It was a relatively simple task; one quick jerk on the power strip and the connection was severed. I felt like a burden had been lifted and I could breathe: a deep inhalation and I was […]
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