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Playing the Long Game, Slowing Down, and Becoming Better

Recently, I had a choice to make. I was working on a book and I could try to get that published and be a writer full-time. Or I could go to graduate school and keep learning. And I chose to go to graduate school. I love writing and I want to write for my career… Continue reading Playing the Long Game, Slowing Down, and Becoming Better

The Heaviness of Unfairness and Finding Peace in Commotion

There's been a lot of commotion in the world today. I don't want to look at the news that are filled with violence and confusion. I don't want to hear stories about house prices and gas prices and inflation that make it hard for people to afford basic necessities of life. I don't want to… Continue reading The Heaviness of Unfairness and Finding Peace in Commotion

Personal Experience vs. Reasoning

Pretend that you're a young college student, and you go into a class about the universe. And you learn about how massive the universe is and how much space there is. You learn that you can never travel faster than the speed of life. Your professor very convincingly argues that aliens can't exist--and even if… Continue reading Personal Experience vs. Reasoning

Ambivert Personality

I've never resonated with the extroverted/introverted personality dichotomy. Carl Jung came up with extroverts and introverts, but after describing extroverts and introverts, he says this: "There is, finally, a third group, and here it is hard to say whether the motivation comes chiefly from within or without. This group is the most numerous and included… Continue reading Ambivert Personality

Artificial Intelligence

I asked artificial intelligence to write a blog post about artificial intelligence. In the past few years, artificial intelligence (AI) has become more popular and advanced, with many businesses and organizations investing in AI technology. But what exactly is AI? Artificial intelligence is a branch of computer science that deals with creating intelligent machines that… Continue reading Artificial Intelligence

Quality and Quantity Time With Your Kids

In church one day, I heard a woman say that quality time mattered more than quantity time. My mom happened to be visiting, and whispered to me that quantity time definitely still mattered. I was looking at a journal entry when I had little tiny kids, and I wrote that I found it very difficult… Continue reading Quality and Quantity Time With Your Kids