You’ve been going to the gym for a couple of days, and you feel great. It’s awesome. You’re on a high of sorts, and you feel like you could bench-press mountains. As any of us who have worked to get in shape and then fallen off the wagon can tell you, this doesn’t always last. […]
Would You Pay $1 A Day For More Peace And Quiet?
If so, you need to get a pair of Bose QC35 headphones. I got a pair for myself and one for my wife a few weeks ago, and after having them for a while I’m absolutely thrilled with the purchase. I’ve told people I felt my pulse slowing when I put them on for the […]
Investing Advice For My Teenage Self
Greetings, teenage self. You’ve done a good job working hard and earning money, and I’m glad you want to put the money to work for you. Here are four key principles of investing: 1. Invest. This seems obvious, but as a friend of mine says, the best predictor of your retirement portfolio’s performance is that […]
Feeding Friends in Need
So, something has just happened to a friend or family member where your assistance might be extremely useful. This could be a time for joy or a time for weeping. It could be a birth, a death, a wedding, a divorce, or any of a variety of big, life-changing events. It’s an opportunity to show […]
Four Months at Planet Fitness and Going Strong
I joined Planet Fitness at the beginning of September, and I’ve lost 10-15 pounds and gained muscle doing elliptical and their “30-Minute Workout” circuit. The 30-Minute Workout is perfect for people like me who don’t want to make a ton of decisions, aren’t really sure what exercises they want to be doing, and who sometimes […]
Here Are Some Resources On The Economics Of Crime
The Social Order of the Underworld: How Prison Gangs Govern the American Penal System by David Skarbek. The Relationship Between Commerce and Crime by Daniel D’Amico How to Make a Criminal Cocktail by Daniel D’Amico Racial Inequality in the Criminal Justice System by Daniel D’Amico Why Is the U.S. Prison Population So Large? by Daniel D’Amico US Prison Population: The […]
This Book Changed How I Think
Thomas Sowell’s ‘A Conflict of Visions‘ changed how I see the world.
Valley of Vision
Several years ago, a counselor recommended The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions. The puritans get a bad rap, historically, and their history illustrates the complex tensions that come with fallen people following God in a fallen world. Here are two thoughts worth considering from the “The Love of Jesus,” page […]