Life Enhancements

What I Learned On My Annual Social Media Hiatus, Year Three

Imagine if you were using a chainsaw to take down some overgrown branches on the trees in your yard. You’d use the chainsaw for the task at hand, and then you’d go put it away. You wouldn’t just leave the chainsaw out so you could rev it up anytime you’re bored. And you wouldn’t go[..]

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What Pain Will Do

Pain will make you unable to think.Unable to create.It will slow your momentum.Make you feel frail.Make everything, from getting out of bed to tying your shoes, harder.Shrink your world to a tiny fraction of what it was.It will exhaust you.It will make it harder to fall asleep.And harder to stay asleep.Make you more dependent on[..]

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Looking Back On A Life-Changing Year

One year ago, I wrote this: “I don’t know about you, but I’ve not experienced a global pandemic in my lifetime. Initially, I felt levels of anxiety far beyond anything I’ve ever felt before. Everything about life felt like it was changing. Rapidly. And without my consent. ⁠​​⁠​​But shortly thereafter, I shifted into thinking about[..]

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3,000 Kilometers South, Part Three

It was thirty minutes to midnight when the lights of a small town appeared on the horizon. “Want to get out and look at the stars before we get too close to town?” “For sure.” Room At The Inn In the hours we’d been driving the now-dirt road of La Cuarenta, the wind had picked[..]

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