C.S. Lewis on the Best Time to Start

“If we let ourselves, we shall always be waiting for some distraction or other to end before we can really get down to our work. The only people who achieve much are those who want knowledge so badly that they seek it while the conditions are still unfavorable. Favorable conditions never come.” ~ C.S. Lewis in his 1939 sermon, Learning in War-Time

June 26, 2022 · 1 min · Josh

Churchill on Optimism

“For myself, I am an optimist. It does not seem to be much use to be anything else." ~ Winston Churchill, 1954

June 26, 2022 · 1 min · Josh
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How to Message Someone on WhatsApp Without Saving Them as a Contact

I’m not a big fan of WhatsApp. While it does indeed work well as a messaging app, it also feeds into Facebook/Meta’s technological hegemony, isn’t open source, tracks who you message and what you do on your phone, and does some other creepy stuff that I’m not a fan of. But, WhatsApp is also currently the most popular messaging platform in the world, 1 and a majority of people I contact regularly are only reachable through there....

June 13, 2022 · 3 min · Josh

Know Your NOs

We all have todo lists — commitments, tasks, obligations — things we’ve given our YES to. And often that list is overwhelming. In times like that, clarifying our NOs may be even more important than trying to power through our YESs. We can’t be everywhere, and we can’t do everything, as much as we might aspire to. But, we can strengthen and honor that which has our YES by getting clear on what we have said NO to, and not letting ourselves feel obligated or distracted by those NOs....

May 27, 2022 · 1 min · Josh

We Are What We Eat

Nutritionally, the idea is fairly intuitive: Eat junk, and our bodies reflect that we’ve been eating junk. Eat clean, and our bodies eventually look more lean. Too rarely do we let that idea jump from body to mind, but that’s an apt and important jump. Cognatively, we are what we consume: what we watch, read, listen to, and think. Is your informational diet helping you become who you want to be?...

May 25, 2022 · 1 min · Josh