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Why I turned down big money to pursue my dreams

The Promise and Peril of the Road Less Traveled Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps ...

What I Learned From One Week Without A Computer

This morning I unearthed my computer from its tomb at the bottom of my closet, and like any loved one that has been ignored for too long, it had some unkind words for me. I thought it might have appreciated it’s first vacation in five years, maybe even run a bit ...

5 Habits I Gained From One Week Without Social Media

Though all of my week without challenges have been beneficial thus far, on the whole they have taken significant energy and constant attention to accomplish. This week, not so much. Sure, the first day without social media was a bit weird, only because I would catch myself in the habit of mousing ...

What I Learned From One Week Without Meat

“It is my view that the vegetarian manner of living, by its purely physical effect on the human temperament, would most beneficially influence the lot of mankind.” – Albert Einstein As I expect will be the case with many of these Week Without Challenges, the lessons I learned during my week without meat ...

4 Things I Learned From One Week Without Coffee

We recently posted "I've Gone 4 Days Without Coffee and I'm Still Alive." This is a follow-up to that piece I’m sitting at my kitchen table in shorts, unshowered, unshaven, and a bit under-rested.  Not that this is anything new, but one thing in particular is different this time.  For the ...

I’ve Gone 4 Days Without Coffee and I’m Still Alive

Almost ten years after my first sip, I’ve gone four days without coffee–the longest since that very first taste. It was sunny. I can’t say for sure, but far into the depths of my memory the days are almost always sunny, so I’m going to roll with it. Nothing was particularly different ...

The 5 Lies I Stopped Telling Myself

“No man was ever so much deceived by another as by himself.” — Fulke Greville This past week I have done my best not to tell a single lie, in hopes of both rooting out the tiny white lies that slip into everyday conversation, and being fully honest with myself about…myself. I covered my ...
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