When the hunger pangs strike, and you take yourself to the fridge, you expect to find whatever delicious morsel you were hoping for happily waiting there for you, don’t you? What if one day you opened the door and the fridge was empty? And somehow, all the contents had slowly disappeared without you noticing. How … Continue reading "On Evasive Cheese"
On Evasive Cheese
When you have a panic attack live on ABC News, how are you supposed to react? For most people, it would represent their worlds imploding and Dan Harris was no exception. A high-stress, self-denigrating and competitive working environment will heap ever-building pressure upon the shoulders of a news reporter-turned-anchor and, eventually, the human kettle will … Continue reading "On Healthy Scepticism"
On Healthy Scepticism
It’s been a long time since I’ve read a book that is short enough to read in a day, and yet been so blown away by it. There are few out there that deliver such impactful punches to the gut that they leave you speechless, that impart some of the worlds greatest horrors on you … Continue reading "On Meaning"
Having a mentor has always been something I’ve been searching for, whether consciously or otherwise. My original mentor was my father. When you are lucky enough to have a parental figure that you look up to in your life, you can consider yourself blessed, and it’s doubly beneficial if they are the sort of person … Continue reading "On Mentors"
If we had a chance to look into the lives of all the people we admire, what would we look closely at? Their success? That’s a fairly generic answer. Their wealth is a category that I think most people would be sucked into far too easily, admiring the joys that come with the financial security … Continue reading "On Habits and Routines"
On Habits and Routines
In around the year 1850, a man of 30-something years by the name of Henry took the advice of another man known to his friends as Ellery. Written down in a letter from Ellery, the young man Henry read; I see nothing for you on this earth but that field which I once christened ‘Briars;’ … Continue reading "On a House by a Lake"