Archive for the ‘General’ Category

OBC Digest #3

Monday, January 9th, 2012

Money comes with a cost. Buying new running shoes doesn't make you a runner, and buying $200 running shoes definitely doesn't make you a great runner: Spend on who you are, not who you want to be. Happiness is just 13 easy steps away. :)

I am really fast

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Below is my entry into the Sprint's Blaze Across America with 4g contest. Entrants were asked to write a 150+ word essay on what they can do very fast. What I wrote is very much in the spirit of OBC: I am really fast in offering unsolicited advice, lightning-quick ...

OBC Digest #2

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Jesse, the guy who came up with YNAB, a budgeting/money-management software I've been using for 3 years now, writes about seeing things as they really are.  Anyone who marries personal finance and The Matrix is a winner in my book. :) 10 things a child should see his/her father do, via ...

Scoop the Air Out of a Jar

Friday, November 20th, 2009

Imagine a large glass jar standing in front of you.  It's filled with air - that is its "natural" state.  It will continue to be filled with air indefinitely, unless someone comes along and tries to scoop that air out.  People (and everything they're involved in) have "natural" states like ...

OBC Digest #1

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Instead of inundating friends and family with emails, I'm going to start gathering interesting links into posts. Hey, all the cool bloggers are doing it! ;)  Most of these will probably be something a friend sent me. I'm fortunate enough to have plenty of smart and interesting ...

Random Thoughts

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

If all 5 restroom stalls are occupied, is that called a full house or a straight flush? To anyone who's looking at a new beginning, like school, career, job change, marriage, first child, etc.: be confident in what you know, what you can do, and who you are. Assume you know ...

One word to rule them all

Monday, December 15th, 2008

If I had to state my philosophy in 7 letters or less, I'd say "balance." Why? Because for literally years, I've been noticing that virtually any part of life - relationships with family and friends, work, politics, entertainment, exercise, arts, eating, leadership, etc., etc. - requires a balance. [caption id="attachment_54" align="alignleft" ...

Counterintuitives: It’s all about you

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="500" caption="image by Heidi & Matt"][/caption] What you do in life affects you more than anyone else. So, while it isn't really all about you - see Biggie #3 - your actions don't nearly have the same impact on others as they do on you. Say there's a ...

The Biggies

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Here's a living post that I will add to, from time to time - don't worry about getting an updated version all the time, I'll keep linking to it.  It's a list of life's biggies, in my humble opinion: Biggie #1: Life is about balance. Biggie #2: Most important things in life ...

The Why

Monday, October 6th, 2008

This blog started with an epiphany of sorts: I was staring at the lunar eclipse, and reflecting on how strange it was that the stars were lining up behind one another, when a gust of wind brought to my ears what seemed to be a thousand voices whispering "obc... obc.... ...