"There is no better time than right now." You may have heard this more than once regarding something you've been thinking about starting. In some ways it is true. In an extremely important way, however, it is very inaccurate. It was late in life that I finally embraced many passions that had not been pursued … Continue reading Persistence
We seem to be too focused on the short term pleasure of dopamine hits versus what happens after. Nick Offerman, in his book Where the Deer and the Antelope Play: The Pastoral Observations of One Ignorant American Who Loves to Walk Outside, made a brilliant observation when comparing his experiences of conquering a video game … Continue reading The After Effects
I'm old enough to remember a time when there were common goals and a much larger intersection of interest between those that identified with having conservative or liberal views. Over my lifetime, I've witnessed more and more polarization take place, and a huge divide that has split the nation. I have to believe that at … Continue reading Intersection
The emotion of fear is common as we ponder our ever-approaching demise. We will not fear it afterwards, which is a more comforting thought. Almost every day, thoughts of the end make their way into my head. If I'm being constructive, I try and use these thoughts for good: to segue into other thoughts on … Continue reading The Thought of Death
By the end of the day on 3/31/2022, I will find out whether I met "minimum requirements" on a 96 hour project I signed up for at the end of January. It is the Fundamentals of Actuarial Practice Final Assessment, and the last hurdle I have to get over to become an Associate in the … Continue reading Can I Get Out of My Own Head?