Negotiating With Yourself

One of the really valuable things I've learned in recent years is to negotiate with others, in order to get what...

My Recent Experience with Grain Consumption and its Suspected Link to Fibromyalgia

The following article began as a Facebook post conveying an experience I had recently upon re-introducting grains into my diet for...

The Law of Love vs. the Law of Violence

The following essay by Leo Tolstoy was originally included in the publication "The Law of Love and the Law of Violence...

Grains: A Link To Autoimmune Disease?

For the past couple-three years, I've cut my intake of wheat way back, keying on the simple carbs, or high-glycemic carbs,...

Men Who Would Be Gods

Jesus Christ was charged with, and executed for—not blasphemy, as is commonly believed—but sedition. He publicly questioned the authority of the Roman...

Are You a Time Thief?

I've written on this topic before, and my position hasn't changed: people who don't keep their time commitments, those who are perpetually...

We had an in-depth discussion of my book Rolling The Bones on The Seeds...

The guys at the Seeds of Liberty Podcast recently invited me onto their show to discuss my book Rolling The bones. One of...

How do I Forgive the Unforgivable?

There was a time in my life when I was dealing with a lot of problems, a lot of baggage from...

The Art of Letting Go

 "When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch you." ~ Lolly Daskal There's a common saying:...

Why I Always Pick Up Pennies

"Find a penny, pick it up, and all the day you'll have good luck!" Yes, we've all heard, and chanted—and perhaps even...

16 Precepts for Acquiring the Treasure of Knowledge

At the beginning of his forward to A. G. Sertillanges' The Intellectual Life: Its Spirit, Conditions, Methods, Catholic Priest and Political Philosophy Professor James...

About My Art: Why I Pursue Quality Rather Than Quantity

In recent discussions on social media concerning my blog, and my writing in general, several people urged me to start throwing stuff...

Forgiving Gets Easier With Practice

Forgiving gets easier with practice. For one, you come to the realization that you have no idea what others are going through....

How the “Selfie Phenomenon” is Re-Defining Beauty

I really liked this video (below), and it makes a very salient point toward the end: that social media (Internet/digital technology)...

Making Good Art: Risking Non- Conformity & Embracing Failure

An unfortunate paradox that we all face is this: humanity reveres non-conformists from the past, but persecutes them in the present. Yes, humanity...

Find What You Love, And Let It Kill You

I am in the process of eliminating as many of the petty distractions in my life that I can, in an attempt to...

Experiencing Happiness is More Important Than Winning

Winning Is Secondary Whenever I participate in games or sporting activities, I try to focus on the ultimate purpose of experiencing happiness and enjoying the...

The Benefits of “Chuckfests”

I no longer keep "stuff" around; if an item is no longer utilitarian to me, I chuck it, sell it, give it...

Reduce the Overwhelming to Micro-Steps & Get Started

Recently, I was reading a quick little article by Robert Locke, published over on Lifehack, entitled 10 Reasons Why Some People Are...

Are You an Optimist, or a Realist? The Pros & Cons of Optimism Bias

I find it fascinating: optimists are considered unrealistic, while realistic people are deemed pessimists. And everyone wants to be around optimists,...