I Don’t Know

“When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this – you haven’t.”   Thomas Edison “It is impossible to begin to learn that which one thinks one already knows.”                         Epictetus “It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.”         … [Read more…]

Pulling 180s

I used to hate coffee. I called it dirt water. Because that’s what it tasted like. Then, one day when I was home from college, I saw a pot on the kitchen counter. I poured a cup. And then another. It didn’t taste like dirt water anymore. That’s how I started drinking coffee. I used … [Read more…]

Growing Up with a Twin

One thing that sticks out was how quickly we could go from best of friends to worst of enemies, and then back again. One moment we’d be at each other’s throats on the court. Five minutes later you’d find us playing Mario Cart together like nothing happened. We took “Forgive and Forget” to a new … [Read more…]

Air Jordan: U Better Recognize

During a recent binge-watch of Michael Jordan highlights on YouTube, I came across a video showing every Air Jordan commercial from his first one in 1984 to Sep 13, 2011, when the video was uploaded. I was familiar with most of the Jordan commercials but knew there were many I hadn’t seen, so I watched … [Read more…]

Taleb’s Stoicism

In his book Antifragile, Nassim Taleb defines a modern Stoic as “someone who transforms fear into prudence, pain into information, mistakes into initiation, and desires into undertaking.” My interpretation: Fear into prudence: Don’t be overtaken by your fears. Don’t forget them either though. Be cautious. Pain into information: Understand what caused the pain and don’t repeat … [Read more…]

Practice

When I was a junior in high school we had a really good basketball team. We made it to the State Tournament – the second time in our school’s history. It was the most fun I’ve ever had playing basketball. And I rarely ever got in a game. I’d get in once and a while. … [Read more…]

Dream Big

When I in was preschool, my teacher sat down with each student in class for an ‘interview’. For each of us she had a piece of paper with “When I grow up…” written at the top. She asked us for the three ways we’d complete the sentence. My answers were as follows: I want to … [Read more…]