Is Anonymous Writing Better?

For the past week or so, I had closed off my blog from the public. I hesitated whether or not to talk to you guys about why I did so, but I guess I need to, at least for those who had requested access. Here goes. … Usually, one of the best things about having […]

Kill or Be Killed

Yesterday, I sat with my 9-year-old nephew as he engaged in one of his favorite pastimes, watching gameplay videos of YouTubers Pat and Jen playing Minecraft. As we watched, he explained to me some mechanics of the ongoing game, which at the time was Bed Wars. There were 8 teams, each composed of a pair. […]

Risks Worth Taking

How do you know when to take a risk, and when to pass up on it? They say that to arrive at the answer, there’s only one question you’d need to ask yourself: If it doesn’t work out and the worst possible outcome happens, would you be able to handle it? In other words, will […]

If You’re Thinking of Changing Careers

“It is this life-long search for, and journey toward, meaning, that lies beneath all the surface changes we make in our jobs, occupations, job-titles, and careers during our lifetime. We want our work—increasingly—to reflect who we most truly are.” ~ Richard Nelson Bolles, The 1993 What Color Is Your Parachute? … For those of you not […]

Noisy Silence

Why don’t we just say what we want to say and ask the questions we want to ask? … We rather the silence, even if it’s the noisy kind. … See, there are 9 kinds of silence, as Paul Goodman outlined in his book Speaking and Language: “Not speaking and speaking are both human ways of […]

Starting Line

I am doing neck stretches, giving my hands a quick shake, stretching my legs, doing a light jog-in-place. I am about to run. … I had always refused to call myself ambitious. Where I’m from, the term ambitious has negative connotations, like it’s synonymous to selfishness and a callous disregard for anyone else for the […]