Listening to music while working or writing can help you get really focused on the task at hand. Since we need to have a buzzword for everything, some would call this getting into a state of deep work. We can also just call this non-distracted work. But anyway, music can help you block out the outside world while you focus. The important thing is that the music needs to fade into the background. Jamming out…

If you’re like me, you find it hard to enjoy reading through the majority of blogs out there. They are either too clickbaity, too bullshitty and almost always after your money. Wanting to get money is understandable, it takes at least time and effort (often money as well) to create the content that people want to read. The problem is when the money is first, the content comes second. When you see the Guardian or…

Home away from home – a place that is as pleasant and comfortable as one’s own homeMerriam-Webster dictionary I’m sure most of us have experienced this before. It’s always a sad day. The day where you find the notice that one of your regular spots is closing for good. It could be a favorite restaurant, library, coffee shop, you name it. The loss of a place where you have a sense of comfort and stability in…

Staff of Life – historically referred to bread as the staple and necessary food for life. Long ago, bread was the nutritious staple food item that kept people alive. If you read through On Food and Cooking by Harold McGee, you will find an interesting history of bread and it’s importance throughout history. But around 100 years ago, the quality of bread, especially in the US, has gone down dramatically. There is the saying “the best thing since sliced…