When words just won’t do

This morning I had a wonderful hike with my best mate at the nature center near Elm Creek — the air was crisp and clean, wispy high-altitude clouds lightly glazed the morning blue sky, and not a sound save for the sounds of two old dudes hiking through leaf-covered rock and dirt trails and yacking…

Oh weekend, what to do with you; finding structure in a structureless day

There’s something about the structure that a weekday provides — you wake up, you shower (unless you’re one of those nighttime shower people), have a quick breakfast, head off to work, do your work thing, have lunch, do more work, head home, have dinner, and then fill the rest of your evening with whatever’s left….

Caffeinated for the day, your move world

In one of my Stoic podcasts and in one of the PDFs I read, it talked about how when you wake up you shouldn’t lay there thinking about whether or not you should get up or just lay in bed enjoying the restful ness. Well, my mind has been in overdrive all night actively thinking…

Giving thanks

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. This American holiday (and holidays in general) tend to throw me off my routines — even routines that I’ve decided are to become my new norm. I didn’t make the time to do any of the four things that are on my list, well, save for blogging/journaling — and even that is…

Come out and play

This morning a friend of mine shared Apple’s new video with me — every holiday season they seem to come out with a new heartstring-tugging video that has subtle product placement within the little mini-movies that they release.  This year’s video snuck up on me — it wasn’t until I watched it a second time…

First steps

Over the past few days, I’ve been heavily contemplating, researching, and reading up on Stoicism and my blog posts have certainly made that apparent.  My apologies for the format in which they appear — it’s not at all meant to be me telling you about these things.  Instead, it’s really an internal conversation I’m having…

Wading into stoic waters

A couple days have passed now since I opened up to the world of stoicism — listening to a few podcast episodes introducing me to the history and tenants of the philosophy, reading a few summary PDFs emailed to me from the Daily Stoic, and spending some time in reflection and self-evaluation.  One thing remains…

Searching within Stoicism

This year has not been an easy one for me, mentally anyway — and it always seems to become increasingly more difficult when we’re halfway through autumn and winter is biting at its heels.  The shift in seasons has always been hard on me — the reduced amount of daylight, less time spent outside doing…

Iden Versio Inferno Squad armor build: BBB day

After waiting a long four months for my armor to arrive from Walts Troop Factory (WTF), the big brown box finally arrived with my Iden Versio Inferno Squad armor inside.  The Inferno Squad is effectively an elite tie fighter pilot with a few modifications to their armor and flight suit. I really enjoyed playing through…