Saturday, May 30, 2015

Solution Oriented

When I'm feeling frustrated and running behind, instead of telling myself "oh no!", I'm now telling myself "watch this".

It makes me feel like whatever I'm doing in response to the setback is a deliberate and practical solution.

I feel a lot more powerful that way.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

More Stress, Please

From the Financial Times review of "The Upside of Stress":

McGonigal says that stress is an important signifier, not something to be ignored. "You don't stress out about things you don't care about, and you can't create a meaningful life without experiencing some stress," she writes.

She suggests a three-step approach to change our "mindset": acknowledge stress when you experience it, welcome the stress by recognizing that it's a response to something you care about, then make use of the energy it gives you.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015


There are two kinds of pain in life. The pain of regret and the pain of discipline. One is easier to have. The other will make you happy.

Saturday, May 16, 2015


Via Super Conservative

Long story, but this reminds me a lot of a conversation I had a couple years ago:

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Handy If You're Watching Movies From the 70's, When You Could Still Tell Cars Apart

I was watching "The North Avenue Irregulars," and I got asked what that sporty-looking white car was, and I guessed it was an AMC, but I wasn't sure.

Figured I'd never know.

However, light Googling turned up the Internet Movie Car Database, which solved my problem (it was a '73 Hornet)

I don't know how deep they go, but you can try typing a movie name in the Search Box on their home page. Let me know what you find.