1 year living outside the comfort zone
1 man, 1 completely new thing a week
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Quotes

Everyone takes the limits of his own vision for the limits of the world

My Weekly Challenge this week may be about wine, but every cause has an effect, and drinking wine to excess will make you see the world differently. So after drinking much tasty Malbec last night at the vineyard of a friend-of-a-friend, here in Mendoza, we got to talking with the vineyard owner about the problems...

Shape your own future

Shouldn’t you be spending a bit of time every day trying to shape your own future? “The future is not some place we are going, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found, but made. And the activity of making them changes both the maker and the destination.” John H. Schaar...

A man’s character is his fate

“A man’s character is his fate” Heraclites I’d been ruminating on this subject and steadily arriving at the very same conclusion as famous Greek philosopher Heraclites did all those years ago, so instead of rattling on, like I’m wont to do, I’m sharing a quote with this thought about character, instead. Appropriate, don’t you think?...

Our minds are electrochemical computers which get stuck as we get older

“People get stuck as they get older. Our minds are sort of electrochemical computers. Your thoughts construct patterns like scaffolding in your mind. You are really etching chemical patterns. In most cases, people get stuck in those patterns, just like grooves in a record, and they never get out of them. It’s a rare person...

Weekly Challenge #6: Chess

UPDATE – I DIDN’T COMPLETE THIS CHALLENGE, BUT I DID LEARN TO SWING DANCE INSTEAD “A bad day of Chess is better than any good day at work” (Anonymous) For this weekly challenge, I’m indulging a little. I have always wanted to learn how to play chess, and over the next seven days I plan...

You just described every success story ever

Winding our way across the USA by train I had plenty of time on my hands in the last few days, and as we were heading to Chicago, my wife and I settled down one night as we rumbled along through snowy North Dakota to watch Cameron Crowe’s forgotten classic Say Anything. In it, against...