Around 14 years ago, I defended my doctoral dissertation and acquired my Ph.D. It was a monumental milestone in my life; something I had been working toward for 10 years. Those kind of achievements are pretty spectacular, and leave you feeling very proud. Surprisingly, the feeling is only temporary. Indeed, people other than myself forgot … Continue reading What’s Next?
The Daily Stoic lists 7 tenets of stoicism. Here they are in the order given on that website. Memento MoriAmor FatiPremeditatio MalorumSympathieaSummum BonumThe Obstacle is the WayEgo is the Enemy Memento Mori We need to remember that one day we will die, and that death is the great equalizer. Some of us feel as if … Continue reading Tenets of Stoicism
Last week, you caught me while I was in Iceland. Before leaving, I went on what was called the Golden Circle Tour. This included þingvellir, Gullfoss, and Geysir. þingvellir is an interesting geological place that gives visitors an opportunity to straddle the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. This won't be possible in another thousand … Continue reading Scotland
Good morning from Reykjavik, Iceland! I arrived yesterday morning, and checked into the Downtown Reykjavik Apartments for a few nights. Within view of my fourth floor apartment was the beautiful Hallgrimskirkja. I hiked over for some pictures and then purchased a ticket to the top of the tower for some views of Iceland! This worked … Continue reading Pleepleus goes to Iceland
What is so scary about leaving a job in search of another? A common theme I've written about often is removing yourself from your comfort zone and taking on some torment and torture now and then. Indeed, here are a few: Choose Your Suffering (09/26/2017)Stepping Away from Your Comfort Zone (05/22/2018)Less Comfort and More Suffering … Continue reading A Little Misery Goes a Long Way