Triple Garlic, Smoked Chicken Sausage, and Fennel Soup

I haven't done a recipe in a long time! I love food and think about it pretty much constantly, so this is a tragic oversight. Sadly, I just don't make enough deliciousness these days that's worth sharing. Lately it's just "get home, throw some stuff in the oven or in a pot and hope for … Continue reading Triple Garlic, Smoked Chicken Sausage, and Fennel Soup

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In-Between Thoughts 3.15.19 – Grief

These are some heavy (rim shot!) thoughts to be having at the gym, but I kind of like that. It's a good reminder to me that everyone here is going through their own stuff and situated deeply in their own minds. Maybe I can use this to learn to be more gracious about what people … Continue reading In-Between Thoughts 3.15.19 – Grief

In-Between Thoughts 3.11.19: Meaning-making

I did sumo deadlifts today! I am enjoying this lift so far. It really targets the glutes and inner thighs, so it's slightly different-feeling than my regularly-scheduled deadlifts. I've had the same routine for a while now, so even this little modification is a nice, invigorating change. Now onto thinking thoughts of the thinker variety... … Continue reading In-Between Thoughts 3.11.19: Meaning-making

Happiness and the meaningful life, and how Hawaii both helps and hurts (new-ish AOV episode)

Diane and I recorded a new podcast episode exploring the relationship between happiness and pleasure. I really like how Martin Seligman, one of the creators of the field of positive psychology, characterizes happiness: an overall state, the arc of a life that includes more positively-valenced feelings than negatively-valenced feelings. AOV Episode 24: Happiness/Pleasure The three … Continue reading Happiness and the meaningful life, and how Hawaii both helps and hurts (new-ish AOV episode)