My Favorite Books of 2017

I read close to 40 books in 2017. I was living in Bogotá. In La Candelaria (downtown), there is a street with what feels like dozens of bookshops and other stands placed outside where people sell books in all kinds of languages. I would frequent this area every other week or so to shop for …

A Great Gift For Book Lovers

When I decided to write this post I wasnt thinking about getting a gift for anyone. Only after I typed out the title did I realize that it would make a great gift. I’ll keep this short: it’s an embosser. I picked one up some time ago on Amazon. Every time I get a new …

Great Book: Real Artists DON’T Starve

I picked up Jeff Goins’ book after I heard him on the Art of Charm podcast. I knew about Jeff Goins before the interview however, I’ve been a follower of his blog for several years now. Actually, long before I decided to become a writer myself. His material is always great, however his book Real …

Finally, I Will Make It To Mexico City

I managed to book another flight to Mexico City for this coming Thursday after my November flight from Bogotá was cancelled. I was in Guatapé, coming down the 740 wide steps of la Piedra del Peñol early in the morning, ready to catch my noon flight back to Bogota where I had a short layover …

Quotes of the Week: December 3rd

Good morning! This week I traveled to the city of Santa Marta in Colombia, finished reading Haruki Murakami’s Dance Dance Dance, as well as John Truby’s The Anatomy of Story. On top of that, I met quite a number of people, read countless articles and listened to several new podcasts as well. Below are some …

I Decided to Disconnect My WiFi At Home, Here’s What Changed

I just recently moved into a new apartment, and having been given the option to connect to a WiFi network, I opted not to. I had gotten a taste of living without internet in my home several months ago when I was forced to relocate to a new apartment due to renovations. At first, I …

Spanish: Never Forget How To Speak A Language

I’ve been living in Colombia for a little over a year now. I made plans to return home in time for Christmas and to stay in the United States for a while. My teacher tells me my Spanish level is B2, which isn’t so bad. One of my biggest worries is forgetting the Spanish that I’ve …

The Airplane Method For Productivity

I realized something about my productivity and work habits on my flight to Panama City from Bogota as I was working on a project I had brought along with me. After the plane had roared off the runway, the flight attendants soon told us we could use our electronics. I asked the man next to …

My Favorite Podcasts

When I’m working, jogging, getting through my morning routine, or just plain bored and need some wisdom, I turn to podcasts. My personal favorite app is Podcast Addict for Android, it’s easy to use, works flawlessly, and it’s free. Here are a few that I listen to regularly: Art of Charm — I listen to this …

Here’s How You Drink (A Lot) More Water

  I started drinking a lot of water as of recently. I can finish a 6 liter bottle of water in only 4 or 5 days, thats more than 6 cups a day. Though I always drank a lot of liquids (coffee, juice, beer) I would rarely drink only water. Combined with exercise, this habit …

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