Porn vs Empowerment

I had the most wonderful experience being in the moment with my daughter. I was sitting at my computer trying to get my data pipeline to behave and work with me instead of against me. It was late, a little past 11 PM, and suddenly Z walks into the office…

Secretly bad parent

we have a print of this same selection from "The Three Ages of Women" in our home and it perfectly illustrates, for me, the notion of strength (through vulnerability) and exceeding warmth Try not to using shame to parent Last night we watched Zion perform for her piano recital. She…

Tedium

Embarking on tedium "Is it possible to find joy/peace in prolonged busy tedium punctuated by acute annoyance when measurable/visible productivity is nearly nonexistent?" This is the question Mindy posed to me. And it's probably one of the best questions out there. It's the basis of religion and the…

Energy & Resistance

Running a deficit I ran into a friend the other day at a networking event. He came up to Kent and I and mentioned that he's been depressed for the last two months. At which point Kent and I began to probe for, essentially, how was his energy level previously…

Beauty and aesthetics

For me, the ideal life would be one where most of my quotidian tasks happen in settings and through processes that are intended to increase the pleasantness of the task, in part because such a life will be more productive. Aesthetics It's interesting to think of a worldview primarily circumscribed…

Can we see intrinsic value?

Short answer: No, but we can find joy. The butterfly affect [sic] Imagine you're a butterfly. You emerged from your chrysalis earlier this morning and already you're flitting around. Fortunately, you have almost no memory so it does not disturb you that you've all of a sudden gained manifold complexity…