mind realestate

The more responsibilities, and worries, and stress, and plans and work you have going on, the less free space you have in your head for creative thought. It becomes a depressing trap. The spirit is withered by the dull grind of daily life. You can't think about an alien world or a mystical dragon because …

weekend?

What if instead of working 5 days, then having two days off, we worked five years, then had two years off? Or maybe, five lives then two lives of luxury. I hope this is my friday life, and I'm reborn rich or powerful and can spend all my time reading, thinking, and creating. Though if …

Too many words

I'm still reading 1Q84. It is very long. About 1200 pages long. And I wonder, how many of these words are really necessary? He likes to describe the preparation of food, and describe jazz and classical music, and describe all kinds of things the characters are doing or seeing at a level of detail that …

Flying far away

I'm getting on a plane to Singapore this evening, to fly across the sea to see my lady's family. And have some fun exploring too! It will be the third time I've done so, and I think I'm getting pretty good at traveling. Bringing less, and having less stress each time. I hope to keep …

Are you begging? (72 hour read)

When I'm scrolling through my reader here on WordPress, I often see posts with a little parenthetic in the title like: (2 minute read). I'm trying to put a finger on why I almost never read these posts. I feel a resistance to click on them at all, when I see those. Unless the title …