I've been trying to figure out what's up and down when it comes to climate change. For years, something's felt off with the religious nature of the people who advocate drastic action against climate change.
The first time this happened was back in 2001 when Bjørn Lomborg had just burst onto the scene with his book The Skeptical Environmentalist. His argument was basically that, sure, the world is heating up, but trying to fight this by reducing CO2 through switching to wind and solar...
Received this one from fitbit this morning:
Let me translate:
Thank you very much for getting back with us and providing us with the information requested. Your help through this process is highly appreciated.
Translation: Okay, we feel a tiny bit bad for making you jump through all these hoops to get to this point.
Your happiness and satisfaction remains to be our number one goal and priority. We understand that the situation encountered with your Aria scale is not ideal....
Here it is, in condensed form:
- Fill up the ziploc container with wax flakes
- Microwave at 100% for 2 minutes
- Add a few more flakes, but don’t fill it up all the way
- Microwave again at 100% for 2 minutes
- Take the temperature
- Microwave at 100% in 30-second increments until temperature reaches 185 F
- Let i cool to about 120 F
- Add whatever the essential oils you want. Haven't figured out exactly how much. I guess that also depends on how strong they are.
- Thread the wick, put it in the glass ...
My friend and colleague Nick told me about a therapist who'd told him that the first 5-10 sessions, people usually need to just vent and get all their anger out. Only then can we get to the real issues. I'm thinking there might be a point here.
Then this morning, I was listening to a book on the law of attraction, and it mentioned that if you're feeling depressed, moving from depression to anger is actually a step up, a move in the right direction. It's a first step towards joy and bliss...
One of the things Byron Katie kept saying at her workshop at Esalen last weekend was this:
Apart from what you're thinking and believing, are you okay?
You might notice, that if you really check in, and you're honest with yourself, the answer is probably "yes".
It falls well in line with everything else I've heard or read from her, but that particular way of phrasing it was new to me. And I love it.
Having clear intentions is the ENTIRE game.
We can spend endless amounts of time and energy flapping about when our intentions aren't clear.
We can spend so much effort trying to work towards a goal, pretending to be working towards a goal. But if we're not 100% clear on what we want, if we're split, torn, if we have hesitations, concerns, doubt, worry, fear, guilt, or anything pulling is away from our goal, we're not going to get there.
In that case, it's much better to stop what we're...
One of the top one or two biggest issues we have in politics and public life in general right now is the limits to free speech, BAMN being a prime example ("no free speech for fascists"!), though it's much much bigger than them.
What pains me is that it's mostly the left that wants to enforce this taboo on what can be said and what can't be said.
The only limits on free speech should be direct threats of violence. Anything beyond that inevitably leads to authoritarianism, which is where...
I haven't read the book, but I got his main points: Climate change is real, but a lot of the science out there is overstated, and the way we're trying to approach it is costly and ineffective. Let's apply a cost/benefit analysis to how we approach it. Let's invest in innovation, not subsidies or taxes. And let's spend...
If you want to say "Thank you for your patience", don't say "Sorry I'm always late".
I've really taken this to heart. I rarely say sorry anymore.
Apologizing always felt weird to me. My dad would sometimes make me do it. Would make me apologize to my brother, for example. I never quite understood it. How does the apology make things better? I did what I did in the moment because it...
I know that on the surface, this is a petty sob story. I bought one of your vacuums. After about two and a half years, it stopped working. I had a bad experience with customer service. They said to buy a new battery. I did, and it still doesn't work, and I'm reluctant to invest even more into this machine.
"Wah, wah, wah. Throw it out, buy a new one, get over it." says the voice in my head.
Yes, but ... there's more to this story.
Here's why this bothers me, and why I'm writing...