So Long Covey

The economist has a fitting obituary for Stephen Covey: Mr Covey argued that personal character, purpose and self-discipline were what mattered. I couldn’t agree more.

Imaginary Sea

I’m reviving my writing and artistic career starting with this poem and illustration. Sometimes my mind wanders when I’m sitting in the backyard…

Why CrossFit Works

At the beginning of the year, I made the classic New Year’s resolution to “Get in Shape”. And as everyone who’s made that resolution knows, keeping with a new workout program for the first few weeks is easy. The hard part comes in sticking with it month after month as the enthusiasm fades and the […]

Everything I need to know, I learned from the Stoics

The Stoics get a bum rap. There’s just no other way to say it. They seem to be remembered by history as the Spocks of the Roman Empire — all logic and no emotion. But they stood for so much more. For those of you that don’t remember your high school history class, the Stoics […]

Should You Be Standing At Work?

I spend a lot of time sitting in front of a computer. That’s just the brutal truth of being a programmer. It’s exacerbated by the fact that, more and more, I spend my leisure time in front of a computer as well (curse you internet!). So I’m definitely not happy to see that amount of […]