Category: essays

My Summer with Tim Ferriss

We met last summer. I had heard about the Four Hour Work Week (4HWW for the enthusiasts) since 2008 when one of my twenty-something developers told me about it. I was intrigued, but I didn’t think it applied to me—I didn’t want to be one of those guys looking for an easy way through life. I wasn’t looking to only… Read more →

Of Closets, Courage, and Compliments

My brother texted me last weekend. He said, “If you die before me, I’m totally doing a photo montage of you to the Mama Cass song ‘make your own kind of music’—the words fit you so well.” I listened to the song. And it made me happy that he thought of me that way. In some circles, I am a nobody.… Read more →

This Post Will Make You Rich

I know you. You have a pretty good job, but it doesn’t pay enough, and it takes more of your time than it should. You have some debt—more than than you’re comfortable with—and even though it limits what you can do with your money, it’s manageable. You have a place to live, but it isn’t the house you plan on… Read more →