Anders Ericsson and the Notion of Deliberate Practice

12. June 2017 Learning 0
Anders Ericsson and the Notion of Deliberate Practice
One of the best books I read last year was “Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise” by Anders Ericsson. If you haven’t heard of it, you still may be familiar with Ericsson’s work. Malcolm Gladwell famously credits his notion of the 10,000-hour rule to Ericsson, though it is not described by Gladwell in a ...

India – Day 14, Jodhpur to Delhi

05. June 2017 Travel 0
India – Day 14, Jodhpur to Delhi
Today was our last day in India, for all intents and purposes. I woke up at 5 AM to watch the sun come up from the rooftop of our hotel room in Jodhpur, and reflect on the trip a bit. I’ve gained a ton of perspective from India, and am reinvigorated to travel more. It ...

India – Day 13, Jodhpur 

05. June 2017 Travel 0
India – Day 13, Jodhpur 
Today we spent the day in Jodhpur. We slept in until 830AM and had breakfast at our hotel, Singhvi’s Haveli. I had an omelet and Amanda had French toast, with Masala Chai of course. After lounging around in the breakfast area on the comfy floor cushions, we got ready and headed out into the city. ...

Justin & Amanda Learn to Cook #4 – Carrot Cake

05. June 2017 Learning 0
Justin & Amanda Learn to Cook #4 – Carrot Cake
(post was written by Amanda) Justin’s mom (Jackie) is a fabulous cook. A few years ago she put together this amazing cookbook for the boys (Justin has four brothers), but since Justin doesn’t like recipes and gets creative with his cooking, I use Jackie’s recipes more than he does. On Sunday I decided to try ...

India – Day 12, Goa to Jodhpur

06. May 2017 Travel 0
India – Day 12, Goa to Jodhpur
Today we caught an early flight from Goa to Mumbai, then from Mumbai to Jodhpur after a short layover. Jodhpur is a really cool city – it has a mix of historic forts and busy streets that make it feel very alive. Our hotel was only three miles from the airport but took half an ...

India – Day 11, Goa

06. May 2017 Travel 0
India – Day 11, Goa
Today was relaxing. We had breakfast around ten, then headed to the beach for another day of sun. It was hot, and we took quite a few photos with the go pro to document Goa a bit better. After our time at the beach we headed to the pool. Again it was empty. I think ...

Returning to Form

Returning to Form
One of my favorite things about having a blog space is that it can serve as a reminder to me. In today’s case, it’s serving as a reminder to stay on track for my yearly goals. 2017 is already 1/3 finished, and while I’m nailing some of my goals, some have fallen to the wayside. ...

India – Day 9 & 10, Jaipur to Goa

06. May 2017 Travel 0
India – Day 9 & 10, Jaipur to Goa
Our plans changed, and honestly, I was kind of excited about it. Instead of Jaisalmer Amanda and I decided to head to Goa for 3 nights. It would be the perfect opportunity to relax and get a little sun. First, we traveled. We left at 3 pm from our hotel in Jaipur and flew to ...

India – Day 8, Jaipur

06. May 2017 Travel 0
India – Day 8, Jaipur
Today was hectic. We woke up at 5 am to meet our tour in the Pink City. This morning we went on a bike tour of Jaipur, and while we were 30 minutes late due to our hotel not allowing tuk-tuks to enter, we made it. It turned out the tour was only us and ...

My First Trip to India [VIDEO]

05. May 2017 Travel 0
My First Trip to India [VIDEO]
I’ve documented almost half of my India trip on this blog, but haven’t written anything for a few months. Getting the last few days up has fallen on the back burner and I’m going to try my best to get them up over the next week. I’ve already written them when the memories were fresh, ...