Ray Bradbury’s Cautionary Tale

Ray Bradbury’s Cautionary Tale
I just finished reading Farenheit 451, approximately 15 years after it was assigned to me in high school. The book was written in 1953 by Ray Bradbury, inspired by several troubling trends seen by the author.  The story follows Montag, a fireman of the future, who’s job is to start rather than put out fires. ...

Best Quick Reads: January 2017

26. January 2017 Learning 0
Best Quick Reads: January 2017
This month I decided to save every article that I really enjoyed in an Evernote notebook. I’ve re-read each of these several times, and I think you’ll like them, too. If you only have time to read one, make it #5. Best thing I’ve read in a long time. 1. Identify With Nothing – Medium 2. ...

A Little Stoicism Every Morning

25. January 2017 Learning, Thoughts 0
A Little Stoicism Every Morning
This year I’m reading a book by Ryan Holiday, called The Daily Stoic. The way it works is every morning, you read one page and really digest its message. I liked the idea so I’ve been giving it a go this year.  It’s the second book I’ve read by Holiday. The Obstacle is the Way ...

VICELAND Is Awesome

VICELAND Is Awesome
I recently started watching VICELAND, the TV channel by Vice. It’s an interesting mix of programming. Vice airs documentary style shows that focus on fringe culture – drugs, disease, travel, crime, technology. It’s a great mix of topics that are looked at in a slightly different way then you’re used to. So far, I’m invested ...

Justin & Amanda Learn To Cook: Meal 2 – Honey Mustard Pork Tenderloin

10. January 2017 Learning 0
Justin & Amanda Learn To Cook: Meal 2 – Honey Mustard Pork Tenderloin
Week two is in the books. This week Amanda and I decided to tackle pork tenderloin. It’s not my favorite meat traditionally, but I actually really liked this meal. Here are the ingredients, followed by the directions. Ingredients:  Salt Pepper Garlic Olive oil  Cauliflower Chives Parsley  Chickpeas Pork tenderloin Honey  Dijon mustard Paprika  Directions:  First, ...

The Best Books I Read in 2016

The Best Books I Read in 2016
This past year, I read 27 books. That’s quite a few more than I read in 2015, but honestly, I didn’t find as many that I loved in 2016. Last year, I wrote about 7 books that I loved, this year, I narrowed it down to 5. Historical non-fiction, self-help, science, biography, and business make ...

Justin & Amanda Learn to Cook: Meal 1 – Swordfish

05. January 2017 Learning 0
Justin & Amanda Learn to Cook: Meal 1 – Swordfish
This year, I’ve decided to learn how to cook a little bit better. My girlfriend Amanda and I cook pretty regularly – but by no means are we experts. So, we’ve decided to try something new. Each week we’re going to cook one new meal, that neither of us has made before. I’m sure some ...

The Best Books I Read in 2015

The Best Books I Read in 2015
I’m by no means a voracious reader, but I do try to read at least 100 pages every week. This equals roughly a book per month, a rate of reading I’m trying to double in 2016. Goals aside, there were 7 books in particular last year that I thoroughly enjoyed. I had a hard time putting ...