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The Smartest Way to Build Skills

This smart dog has a surfing mini habit.

He started with a surfing mini habit. #smartdawgz (photo by San Diego Shooter)

Skill-building is one of life’s most impactful, fun, and important pursuits. Our skills make us into more interesting, more useful, happier people.

  • Work skills can gain you money, respect, and great job security. 
  • Social skills can make you friends, boost your romantic life, and make people want to be around you.
  • Other skills can bring you joy and pleasure, such as playing a song on piano or guitar, surfing a wave, or knitting an ugly Christmas sweater.

Basically, skills are great. What’s the smartest way to develop them? [click to continue…]

Thailand Trip 2016

I’ve been wanting to visit Thailand for a long time. Why? 

  1. Cheap massages (!)
  2. Cheap thai food (my favorite type of food)
  3. Amazing beaches
  4. A new culture to experience!
  5. Newer reason: I moved to Seattle, and am required by law to take “sunlight vacations”

I’ve been here about a week so far, and Thailand does not disappoint. See Thailand…

Japan Trip Liveblog 2016 (Part 3)

Day 5: Rest Day

I’m not one of those travelers who has to see and do everything every day. I’m perfectly content to take a day to rest and relax, because I travel to enjoy it, not to check off items on a bucket list. That’s what I did on day five, except for one scrumptious exception. JAPAN OVERLOAD!

Japan Trip Liveblog 2016

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I’ve done it again. I’ve taken an impromptu trip to Japan! I’ll only be here five days, and then I’m going to Bangkok and (probably) Chiang Mai in Thailand to meet a friend.

This trip is different from any other I’ve taken for one reason: Japan!