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Unlocking Time's Mysteries: How "The Order of Time" Redefines Our Universe and Existence

In the vast expanse of literature exploring the mysteries of the universe, few books manage to blend the profound complexities of theoretical physics with the existential nuances of human experience quite like Carlo Rovelli's "The Order of Time". As an astrophysicist renowned for his contributions to the field of quantum gravity, Rovelli embarks on a […]

Unlocking Success: Beyond 'Who You Know' to 'Who Knows Your Worth

In the labyrinth of professional success, the age-old adage "it's not what you know, but who you know" often echoes, but I've stumbled upon a variation that digs deeper and truly resonates with me. "Furthermore, it's who you know that knows you know what you know. You know?" This quirky, extended version not only highlights […]

Embracing the Uncomfortable: How Radical Honesty Transforms Relationships & Boosts Authenticity

Hello, dear readers! It's me, Frank, and if you've been following my musings for a while, you know I'm all about cutting through the fluff to get to the heart of matters. I often say, "I prefer to upset you right up-front," which might seem a bit jarring at first. But let me tell you, […]

Embracing Failure: How Making Innovative Mistakes Can Lead to Unprecedented Success

In both my personal and professional life, I've always held a guiding principle close to my heart: "I strive to make new, and innovative, mistakes." This mantra is more than just a quirky saying; it's a reflection of my deep-seated belief in the importance of learning, growing, and evolving through the experiences life throws our […]

Embracing 'Not My Problem': The Modern Mantra for Personal Peace and Boundaries

In our fast-paced world, where the lines between personal accountability and external burdens often become indistinct, the quest for a guiding principle to navigate through life’s complexities is more crucial than ever. Among the vast array of philosophical insights and age-old wisdoms that have been offered to steer us through life’s ups and downs, there […]

Deep Work in Practice: Boosting Productivity and Focus in Digital Marketing

In our ever-evolving digital landscape, the ability to focus deeply and produce high-quality work is becoming both increasingly challenging and valuable. This is the central premise of Cal Newport's insightful book, "Deep Work," which I recently had the pleasure of exploring. I found the principles of "Deep Work" particularly resonant, offering a fresh perspective on […]

Investment Diversification

The most obvious form of investment diversification that most people think about is related to their finances. You may be diversified in your stock portfolio or you may own different asset classes, like stocks and real estate. However, I have a much broader way that I approach investment diversification in my business, savings, exercise, and […]

Digital Divide

Over the past year I have been introduced to the modern digital divide. Around 2010, I worked with M@IN (Mountain Area Information Network) to install wireless internet service for rural towns in western North Carolina. I stopped doing this work many years ago while I continued my college education. Unfortunately, I learned that the problem […]

Seasonal Climate Change

In my garden and near the river, the impact of seasonal climate change can be seen. We have had two significant, but not devastating, floods in this neighborhood over the past year. My neighbors, who have lived here for decades, say that this type of flooding typically happens ever few years. Seeing these water levels […]

The New Normal

Almost one year ago, in March of 2020, I put a storage tote on my front deck to allow deliveries to be dropped off while social distancing. This week, that storage bin was upgraded for the new normal. This bench is also a storage box. My wife and I can sit here and watch the […]

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