A Habit for Productive Creativity (Writing)

Mornings are most desirable for creative work, but its also the hardest time to start. Your eyes just opened up and your mind is racing. It’s important to quiet the mind immediately once you wake. I keep technology away from me and keep conscious of not letting the internet suck me in early in the …

A Good Living Space (Lessons From Berlin)

A good living space must be conducive to a stable, steady mind first and foremost. That is the most important thing. It should ground you in the present just by merely looking at it, by being in it and as well by thinking about it. It should be able to take you out of your …

What Ernest Hemingway Taught Me About Writing (with 15 quotes)

Hemingway rarely talked openly about the craft. He is famous for many quotes on the subject, his most famous one being: “There is nothing to writing. All you have to do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”

A (Historical) Running Route: Berlin Mitte

The Landwehr Canal cuts through Berlin between Kreuzberg and Schöneberg. There are paths that allow you to run along the water, stretching from one end of the city to the other. A good 5K and a river running route, also passing through Checkpoint Charlie and both the Modern Art Museum and the Jüdisches Museum Berlin, …

Running: A New Route in Kreuzberg

Running is one of my favorite ways to see a new city. When I arrived in Berlin the weather was nearing 100 degrees, and I held off on running for several days. I was disappointed that the weather was keeping me inside, and after a week I could no longer wait and ran 5K in …

Moving to Berlin

Moving to Berlin was in many ways a last minute decision, but at the same time, I moved to a place that I was familiar with. This was very different from moving to Austin, a place I had never visited prior. I didn’t have to leave Austin. If I wasn’t so convinced that there existed …

On Writing: Bertrand Russell’s Autobiography (With Quotes)

It’s rare that I’ll find a book that truly captures the writing process and the struggle of trying to express complicated ideas clearly on paper. I have always been a fan of Bertrand Russell’s work since reading The Conquest of Happiness, a book I knew would answer the many questions I had about life and happiness. …

You Can Live in Bali for $100 a Month

Bali is a big island. There are a lot of things to do, and a lot of interesting places to see. Kuta Beach is the most popular destination, but it is also the most expensive. If you leave Kuta, the cost of living anywhere else on the island will be much lower. Only 15 minutes …

LASIK – What I Like About It, and What I Don’t

More than two weeks have passed since I had corrective eye surgery (LASIK). I was always intrigued by the results of the surgery. I was in college when I first met someone who had the procedure done. They had just left the clinic only several hours prior, and were going about their day, only without …

My Passport (2008-2018)

With my upcoming trip to Tanzania at the end of June, I needed to renew my passport. I consider my passport as a souvenir, not just a travel document. Whenever I tell people about all the places I’ve traveled to, they want to see the stamps that I collected along the way. So I decided …

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