A Personal Blog

September 26, 2019
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My Neighbor Ruined Neil Gaiman for Me

Reading Time: 6 mins The biggest regrets we human beings have on our deathbeds are related to our social interactions; people crave strong, stable social relationships and communication is the tool that will allow you to create and fortify those relationships. Learn to communicate effectively and engage your audience with a symphony of words and thoughts.
September 24, 2019
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Small Changes Will Eventually Create a Huge Difference

Reading Time: 4 mins Small Changes Will Eventually Create a Huge Difference. Whenever you feel that your days are not going as planned, make a few modifications to your ritual and test the results. After a few quick changes, you will eventually get results that may surprise or even delight you
February 19, 2019
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My Spine is my Achilles Heel

Reading Time: 8 mins How I allow a minuscule 1.5 cm organ in my body to periodically dismantle my life Sharp spasms of pain travel through my body, navigating down my back to my legs and coming around to my chest. My breathing has turned into rhythmic grunts where […]
December 9, 2018
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Stan Lee Emboldened Me

Reading Time: 3 mins As a kid I wanted to be Reed Richards of the Fantastic Four fame. I used to daydream all the time about being able to stretch like him and I fantasized about all the weird things I could do with all that power.
As an avid comic book collector and reader, my special power was my imagination. I became all the superheroes I loved: Batman, Superman, Spiderman, The Hulk, you name it.
December 1, 2018
What I Learned From Being an Assassin - "The Persian Warriors" characters created by Vishka Studio

What I Learned From Being an Assassin

Reading Time: 5 mins I brought a child into this world because I wanted someone to play video games with.
Okay, that was hardly the only reason I made such a decision, thank god, but it was fun to think that the little dude would grow up to become my partner in crime, climbing the walls of fortresses, finding buried treasures, and killing hundreds of evil minions sent by the big boss.
November 29, 2018
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How I Let “Writer’s Block” Defeat Me

Reading Time: 4 mins I wrote like a demon for a few weeks, coming up with 300 to 1500 words per day, every day. The writing wasn't necessarily top-notch, even far from it, but it was nothing to be ashamed of, and I knew I was getting better at it.
I felt like a serious writer and I was coming up with lots of great ideas.
June 7, 2018
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Life According to Badminton

Reading Time: 3 mins What I’ve learned after several years of being a parent is that if you manage to ignore the noise to a certain extent, you will witness something else beyond the utter chaos and uncontrollable anarchy.
June 5, 2018
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Everybody’s Winging It

Reading Time: 4 mins
"You will feel less pressure and less insecure if you just realize that everybody’s winging it."
Ryan HolidayIt took me quite a while to realize this little fact, and it used to put a lot of pressure on me when I was younger and didn’t know better.
May 30, 2018
I Was Peter Pan Before I Became Scrooge McDuck

I Was Peter Pan Before I Became Scrooge McDuck

Reading Time: 4 mins I’m an amazing actor. No, really, I’m not bragging. The other night I managed to turn a look of “What in fuck’s name did I get myself into??!!” induced by my fear of a gruesome death, into a relaxed, suave look of confidence in less than a tenth of a second.

Take that De Niro!