Heartbeat of Home

I didn’t know it until recently, but I have a thing for…I don’t know the name for it, but the music that plays during Irish Step Dancing. I’m sure if you heard it, you’d know exactly what I’m talking about. The kind of exciting, peppy, energetic stuff that feels almost like it’s competing against the … More Heartbeat of Home

On Criticism

Back when I thought I knew everything (see Arrogance blog), getting criticism from others was a dreadful experience. Heat would rise up in my chest, I would get defensive, I would use my best fast-talking techniques to get myself out of it. Normally, it would work, possibly because I could make a good case but … More On Criticism

Scheduling my life

I have a long-ass commute. Two hours, one way. Every day. Yeah. Honestly, it’s not as bad as it sounds. For one thing, I take the train, which may not save me much time but lets me far more productive than if I was driving. I can read and write on the train—in fact, the … More Scheduling my life

Alone time

I’m an introverted person. That means, on an extremely simple level, that I need some alone time. At the end of a long day of work, I find myself wanting nothing more than to hide in my basement, turn on the PlayStation 3, and lose myself in the worlds of video games. I use this … More Alone time