As someone who has stayed in motels as well as five-star hotels, who eats questionable leftovers from the pan and has also dined at Michelin-rated restaurants, I believe that quality is contextual. When I was first learning how to paint, I bought cheap paints. I still use inexpensive paint occasionally, […]
When I think about how greedy people can be, suddenly it seems like there’s loads of evidence to show me that humans are shallow, selfish trolls. When I think about how generous people can be, suddenly it seems like there’s tons of evidence to show me that humans are selfless, […]
-Compassion, empathy, and trust all significantly contribute to businesses success. -Hurt People hurt people. Understand that any personal attack on you is more about them than it is about you. -I am currently dictating this while riding on the back of Godzilla.
Did you know that, according to a 1927 archived copy of the Washington Post, that there’s a fisherman named Jack Abrahamson who went on record to say that he found a merman off the coast of Florida? The merman was about five feet tall and swam next to Abrahamson’s boat […]
Lobsters are my animal role models. When lobsters are growing, they have to painfully rub themselves against their own hard, sharp shell, until they physically burst through the shell that’s supposed to protect them. They then spend some time hiding from predators, as they are completely naked and vulnerable. It’s […]
Perhaps the answer isn’t Batman, nor the Joker, but just irrational and flawed human beings like you and I trying their best to understand the world around us. It’s sitting with the fear but not letting it control us. It’s leaning into the chaos without becoming it, embracing uncertainty, and learning to listen to the other side.
We’re not two-dimensional comic book characters, so let’s start acting like it.
How often do we honestly ask for what we want or need? I think there’s a cultural flaw that asking for help or even for what we want is a weakness. I don’t get it. When you’re clear about what you need and want, you can not only more clearly […]
The western half of the United States are on fire. Heat waves, toxic smoke, and evacuation warnings (and evacuations, of course) seem par for the course that is 2020. As someone who folds under heat, I’m incredibly grateful for all the firefighters and support staff that are doing their best […]
Chameleons literally change their color to fit in better with their background. They’re masters of being indistinguishable for their surroundings. They’re quiet, unassuming, and just hang out most of the day. Honey Badgers do not give a f___. They will attack venomous snakes head on, and are tenacious monsters that […]
I have some friends who have a three year old daughter. When we Zoom, this little kid sometimes wants to take over, and her parents are teaching her to share – her mom, dad, and younger sister all need to get some screen time as well. I’m not convinced many […]