Thoughts on Life

How to read 2 (or more) books a week

I posted recently about my goal to finish 2 books per week throughout 2020. We haven’t completed the year yet, but I’m just ahead of schedule.

A kind reader commented asking how I go about finishing 2 books per week and I thought I’d share my strategy.

(Not good) Evolution since 1776

I just finished reading Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow. This is the catalyst that inspired Lin Manuel Miranda to create the Broadway hit, Hamilton.

This book is absolutely fascinating.

What’s most important

They told me to work tirelessly, and forego all the play.

But then others told me that I must “seize the day.”

“Family can wait, more money should come first.”
Still others told me, “no, you’ve got those two reversed.”

Embrace the Sounds of Silence

Have you ever tried to sit still, in complete silence?

It is impossible!

My house creaks, the kids scream, the construction crews across the street are noisy, and I get it, your vehicles need to beep when you’re going in reverse… but are you ONLY driving your machinery in reverse? #stopthebeep

Being a referee sucks… and that’s life sometimes

Life is a game… and sure, you’re kind of player in the game… but you’re also kind of the referee… so this gets super confusing, but being a referee sucks… because half the people in the gym (your life) are convinced you’re making the wrong calls.

Utah Drivers

Utah drivers are the worst… and I’m one of them

I don’t have enough fingers or toes to count the number of times I was sure the other drivers were out of their minds (to put it mildly) as they wandered into my lane, cut me off, or (the most unforgivable) were only going the speed limit in the fast lane of the freeway.

Admittedly, I have also caught myself accidentally wandering into a lane I shouldn’t, cutting someone off, and yes… only going 5 mph above the speed limit in the fast lane with an absurdly-lifted truck riding me waaaaay too close.

“He must be overcompensating for something.”

My Best Friend(s)

Brace yourself… a super sappy quote is coming, and I just wanted you to be prepared…

“Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

Awwwwwwww!!! My heart is melting with sentiment and love and apparently footprints.

My Totally Normal Addiction

I have an addiction.
I hate that I have it.
There are days when I succumb to this addiction for hours at a time and it leaves me feeling utterly worthless.

It takes me away from my family and I miss important moments in their lives.


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