On living a full life

What does a "full life" mean? What are its parts? How does one do it? I recently bemoaned how often I default to reading when I have free time, and how I rely too much on books to fill my moments. What I had in mind were all the OTHER things I love doing --…

At the Moment … 10.18.18

1. Last night I made homemade mayo (so easy!) and today I did 8 pullups in a row. I FEEL INVINCABLE. 2. I have been putting off getting a haircut for too many months now and my hair is officially stringy and raggedy. Also, somewhat related, my mid-30s have not been kind to my hair…

At the moment 6.8.18

Paradise. GRADUATE SCHOOL ALMOST KILLED ME BUT I SURVIVED. Whoosh, that was a stressful couple of weeks. Two of my first real graduate philosophy papers coming due (my Purdue papers didn't count because they hardcore sucked) and a big trip to California and Colorado for work collided into a stressful last couple of weeks. But…

At the moment… 3/8/2018

1. I have a very love/hate relationship with Hawaii, and lately it's been mostly of the "hate" variety. Yesterday something softened in me, though, and I felt a huge swell of affection and reverence for this place. Who knows what is noodling around in the subconscious part of my brain, but it's a relief not…

At the moment… (1/21)

Flowers on my run up and down Diamond Head this morning. This was on the long uphill part that made me want either to die or to reverse all my life choices. How do I succeed at something I'm not innately good at? When/how does effort trump intrinsic ability? When does the imbalance of a friendship…

At the moment…

Sunrise on one of my morning runs along the Ala Wai Canal.  Currently consuming my thinking and processing: This administration and Congress are exhausting. I'm trying to figure out a balance between staying well-informed so I can act when needed and where possible, and being too informed and thus riddled with anxiety and despair. If…