Daily Habit Practice

September 1, 2022 0 Comments

Matt Wilson (aka Dub) from Dub Strength and I will be doing more joint ventures. To start, first and foremost, we will helping you to develop strong mental practices. These will be daily weekday tasks (and one for the weekend) that will require some effort of mental fortitude but should only take 5 to 10 …

Striving for Perfection

August 31, 2022 0 Comments

“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry I keep coming back to this quote. As I struggle through life and find that more and more is requiring my attention, sometimes it takes stepping back and reassessing. I’m currently in …

4000 Weeks, cont. 1

August 26, 2022 0 Comments

Dishwashers and other modern conveniences.   It was believed that when vacuums, dishwashers, and microwaves became household items that they would magically help make chores simpler and end up saving time.  The problem was -and still is- that we can’t “save” time.  Instead of being able to bank it and put it away for a rainy …

Atomic Habits

August 25, 2022 0 Comments

I’m bouncing between several books here but there’s an overarching theme. We’re talking about habits and it’s important to know just how critical they can be in the grand scheme of things. Studies suggest that 40% of our daily actions are habits. Only 60% of what we do are true conscious decisions. We take that …

4000 Weeks, cont.

August 24, 2022 0 Comments

I’m still processing some of the things I read throughout this book. One of the more interesting points is this:“As the American author and teacher Gregg Krech puts it, we need to learn to get better at procrastinating. “ This is an interesting concept and one that is difficult to put into action. Procrastinate? Yeah, sure …

Book review: 4000 Weeks

August 15, 2022 0 Comments

4000 Weeks, Time Managment for Mortals If you want a philosophy book on time, this a 4 out of 5 stars.  If you want a “how to” book, this a 2.5 stars out of 5.   The premise is that we try to do too much with our time and end up crowbarring a lot of …

Problems and our choices of them

August 14, 2022 0 Comments

Mark Manson says; “Don’t hope for a life without problems,” the panda said. “There’s no such thing. Instead, hope for a life full of good problems.” –Manson, Mark. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck (Mark Manson Collection) (p. 30). HarperCollins. Kindle Edition.  This is mirrored in another book.  4000 Weeks, Time Management for …

Day +103 BMB

January 12, 2022 5 Comments

Had my Day +100 post transplant bone marrow biopsy. I started my day at 4am. Through the scheduled week, today was my day to squat. I knew that post biopsy squatting would be out of the question so I got up an hour and a half earlier to make sure I got the important parts …

60 days post transplant

December 1, 2021 4 Comments

Yesterday was Day +60 from my bone marrow transplant (BMT).  We’ll retest my chimerisms to see how well the engraftment is going and hopefully see some improvement in my T-cell percentages.  My platelets have dropped a bit so there has been some testing to see if there are any underlying viruses that might be attributing …

3 Tenets

November 22, 2021 0 Comments

I write almost every day.  My goal is a thousand words a day.  That’s almost three pages of single spaced text.  I journal everyday as well.  I’m still trying to find the journal I really like the most.  So far I’m using a simple journal from Amazon, one from BestSelf, and another from Monk Journal.  …