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

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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

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 ...

How to Improve Your Working Memory

How to Improve Your Working Memory
I recently watched an awesome TED Talk on working memory, and how it helps us make sense of the world. Peter Doolittle talks for 10 minutes about his experience with working memory in this talk below. Here are the coles notes:   1. Process your life immediately and in the moment – do you agree ...

Self Help vs. Self Made

Self Help vs. Self Made
I’ve read a lot of self-help books, but I’m starting to grow tired of the genre. Over and over again, many of these books have a message that could be summed up in a paragraph but is stretched out into 300 pages. It’s good marketing. A catchy title, a fancy cover, and the continuing promise ...

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

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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 ...