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On Thinking in Centuries

Human civilization has existed for thousands of years — eons of empires rising and falling; of knowledge being created and lost; and of stories being lived, told, written, and retold. There is a LOT that came before us… And there will be a LOT that comes after us. You and I only get a small handful of decades to exist and be a part of it. But the bigger story continues on....

October 6, 2022 · 1 min · Josh
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Let's Do a Plastic Audit

There are a lot of reasons single-use plastic waste is problematic. However, completely stopping using single-use plastic can be pretty difficult… Improvement, however, is comparatively pretty easy! Take a minute to think through the single-use plastic you’ve thrown away this week. Are there any patterns? Anything you threw out several times throughout the week? Utensils, coffee cups, water bottles, plastic bags, meat packaging? Note one or two instances that stuck out....

October 4, 2022 · 1 min · Josh
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Make Friends With the Blank Page

The blank page is scary. It’s unclear what “should” go on it. “What should I write about?" “What should I draw?" “What should I make?" Not to mention, there’s the terrifying element of we don’t want to mess this up! If we leave the page blank, it stays clean. We can have the satisfaction of not having made any mistakes. We know we can walk away without having failed. Leaving the page blank is comforting....

September 25, 2022 · 2 min · Josh
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📄 Write Someone a Letter (Today)

When was the last time you wrote a letter? Not an email; not a text message. A letter. When was the last time you wrote an address onto an envelope, and sent it to someone through the mail? It’s probably been a while. Heck, there’s a decent chance you don’t even know the mailing addresses for some of the people you might want to send a letter to. You might not even have paper and envelopes on hand to write and send a letter....

September 22, 2022 · 1 min · Josh
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Have You Tried Turning It Off and On Again?

Sometimes a reboot is the best option. Sometimes things just get too much to keep up with, and the best option is knocking it down and trying again. Could have been an issue with taking on too much. Could have been lack of good systems for managing the challenges that would arise. Could have been something completely unforeseeable and beyond our control. But regardless, there comes a time where resetting is all-around a better option than trying to push forward on something that’s not working....

September 18, 2022 · 2 min · Josh