If you had to pick five essential tech tools for working from home, what would you choose?
Consider all the “tech” around you; everything is fair game.
Do you have your list?
The question I keep asking myself is:
What would cause the most stress if I didn’t have access to it?
This article is a companion piece to the video.
The first item is possibly the ultimate life hack.
It’s the concept of flow.
How often have you got ready to work, sat down at…
As a kid, my dad was always piling my brother and me in the car and taking us out to explore the woods. We called them “surprise walks” because we never knew where he would take us.
We’d hike for a few hours and end up at a spooky old house, a dark cave, or a run-down barn that we would explore. It was my first introduction to the outdoors, and I loved it.
I picked up mountain biking in my late teens and spent the next several years exploring the outdoors differently. …
Am I having a heart attack? Minor pain in the chest, shortness of breath, tingling in my arm. Googling symptoms of a heart attack, I have some signs of a cardiac event.
Then it all goes away. It lasted less than 10 seconds. I’m sure I’ll be fine. Panic attack or stress, maybe? Nothing to worry about; let’s get back to work.
This goes on for days. Lasting a few seconds, sometimes a minute, then nothing for several hours. One night I woke up and panicked that I couldn’t feel my arm. I jumped up, realized I had been lying…
I want to apologize to all the drones out there, you non-player characters — NPCs — of the world.
Apologize for what?
After the last week, it is pretty apparent that I alone control the fate of humanity. I have started to accept my newfound powers. But am still pondering a way to test the full extent of what I can do.
How do I know this, you say?
For one, look at this attitude I’m projecting. Clearly, it’s smug with a bit of benevolence thrown in; I did apologize after all.
But how, how do I know that I…
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.
It was from a comic book, Star Wars Marvel Special Collector Edition #1, specifically.
I still have the comic; it’s not in the greatest condition, as you can see. That’s because 5-year-old me drug it around everywhere for months after getting it.
Do you recall your fourth-grade teacher?
Mine was the one you hoped you’d have. She was a woman who was as quick to laugh as she was to discipline. However, most people remember her for the laughter. She was the first teacher I recall to take a genuine interest in every student. Never favoring one over another, in her eyes, we were all equal.
I remember not the teachings, explaining the ins and outs of math and science. But showing us what it was like to be a friend and role model.
For most of our lives, we live in…
“What is it?”
“It’s your father’s lightsaber. This is the weapon of a Jedi Knight.”
Those few lines of dialogue forever changed millions of imaginations around the world.
No shift in pop culture has been so profound. Even the introduction of Rock and Roll failed to alter the collective minds of youth so fast as this one scene in a movie.
No longer were kids rushing to slay fire-breathing dragons with metal swords. Now children, ignited a blade of pure light to fight the forces of evil and restore freedom to the galaxy.
And the fantastic thing is that we…
I read this piece from Lucy over at the brain is a noodle and thought it would be fun to answer her call. Here are my responses…
Ten-year-old me collected comic books. The first comic I read that made me love the hobby was GI Joe #1. I had an older cousin that gave me a copy, and I was hooked. Comics, to me, were like sports to other kids.
I was always on the look at for new issues. Begging my parents to take me to the local stores that carried them. …