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Unshakeable | Notes

March 20, 2018


Tony Robbins. Unshakeable: Your Financial Freedom Playbook. Simon & Schuster, 2017. (231 pages) [Disclaimer]: Past results do not guarantee future performance. Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one. – Marcus Aurelius Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as […]

Krista Tippett on the Art of Conversation | Review & Notes

January 24, 2018


Udemy Course online. [2018] Krista Tippett Conversation Starter 1 Krista Tippett Conversation Starter 2 Krista Tippett Conversation Starter 3 Krista Tippett Conversation Starter 4 Krista Tippett Conversation Starter 5 REVIEW The following are my rough notes and highlights. Tippett’s grounding voice, presence, and ideals are deeply important for our personal and public life. There are very […]

TED | Celeste Headlee: 10 ways to have a better conversation

January 23, 2018


All right, I want to see a show of hands: how many of you have unfriended someone on Facebook because they said something offensive about politics or religion, childcare, food And how many of you know at least one person that you avoid because you just don’t want to talk to them? You know, it […]

TED | Elizabeth Gilbert: your elusive creative genius

January 3, 2018


I am a writer. Writing books is my profession but it’s more than that, of course. It is also my great lifelong love and fascination. And I don’t expect that that’s ever going to change. But, that said, something kind of peculiar has happened recently in my life and in my career, which has caused me to have to recalibrate my […]

TED | Christopher Ategeka: How adoption worked for me

January 3, 2018


How many of you are tired of seeing celebrities adopting kids from the African continent? Well, it’s not all that bad. I was adopted. I grew up in rural Uganda, lost both my parents when I was very, very young. And when my parents passed, I experienced all the negative effects of poverty, from homelessness, eating out of trash piles, you name it. But […]

Tribe | Notes & Reflections

December 27, 2017


Sebastian Junger. Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging. HarperCollins, 2016. (167 pages) Introduction I wanted the chance to prove my worth to my community and my peers, but I lived in a time and a place where nothing dangerous ever really happened. Surely this was new in the human experience, I thought. How do you become an […]

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time | Reflections

July 19, 2017


Wikipedia entry. With similarities to Next To Normal, (one of my favorite productions of all time), The Curious Incident put on stage the mind of Autism, and drew the audience in to the head space through lights, and actors. It was a thoughtful presentation, though obviously, it falls short of one’s real experience. The boldness of the […]