Category: Personal

  • Tackling tough things – November 2015 update

    Tackling tough things – November 2015 update

    For the past month I’ve been doing some serious self-examination.  Some things I’ve been considering: In the majority of my past romantic relationships for the past 20 years, seeing a recurring pattern in myself of adapting to try to be the person that I thought (for whatever reason) would be the “right” person for the other…

  • Finding where the path goes

    Finding where the path goes

    I recently got back from a weeklong trip to Kauai that was lovely.  It included spending a lot of time with my girlfriend’s cousins and aunties, eating lots of delicious food, and getting an excellent local-style experience.  On one of the last days we drove to the north end of the island, to the end…

  • Love


    Today I am practicing being a loving person, which right now, means putting my own expectations for the day and evening aside to care for someone else.  It’s sort of tricky to deliberately have to confront my own selfish wishes and realize that the choice I need to make is who I get to be,…

  • How to find an excellent local coffee shop for getting work done

    How to find an excellent local coffee shop for getting work done

    As a web designer who owns my own business, I have the option of working anywhere I can get a good Internet connection and mobile phone coverage. For a while I’ve been exploring different coffee shops / cafes in the East Bay and have discovered a couple of good indicators to tell you if it…

  • A Lovely Walk Today

    I enjoyed a lovely walk today. I’m house-sitting with my girlfriend and while she was at work helping customers with getting water turned on or turned off, I took a quiet day to reflect, enjoy the brisk weather and have a lovely walk. Link to share this:

  • What I do is who I am

    What constitutes our authentic selves?  Who are we truly?  What is our real purpose? I try to be honest.  I do not like it when people lie to me, and my basic assumption in life is that people will not lie to me.  I choose to, in general, be a trusting person.  Finding our truly…

  • Value and Valor – Bringing your A Game

    It’s the end of 2012, and I’ve been thinking about the idea of creating value lately. What makes something valuable, what makes it good, what makes anything worth having? What makes a person valuable and worth having as a friend? If someone behaves in a way that is considered valuable, especially in the context of…

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