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
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
This week I started a new career. For ten years of my life, I was studying in college to be a professor. Then, I did that for fourteen years. Now, I'm something else entirely. I'm a liability. Although I have a general sense of what I'll be doing (there was a job description, of course), … Continue reading A New Career
Erin and I struck up a conversation with a group of people next to us while enjoying a drink at the bar in The Whale's Tail in Anchorage, AK. We had said that Erin would be running the Mayor's Half Marathon the next morning when a lady in the group mentioned a younger brother who … Continue reading What We Remember