Who We Spend Our Time With

by Christopher Paul on June 25, 2017

These charts on who we spend our time with are interesting but a little depressing… especially that last one.

How to Apologize

by Christopher Paul on June 14, 2017

Writing for New York Magazine, Katie Heaney shines a light on how to apologize for something in response to Bill Maher’s non-apology apology:

Dr. Beth Polin, an assistant professor of management at Eastern Kentucky University and co-author of The Art of the Apology, defines an apology as a statement which includes one or more of six components:

  • An expression of regret — this, usually, is the actual ‘I’m sorry.’
  • An explanation (but, importantly, not a justification).
  • An acknowledgment of responsibility.
  • A declaration of repentance.
  • An offer of repair.
  • A request for forgiveness.

via Kottke

How to Sleep

by Christopher Paul on June 12, 2017

I skimmed this article on How to Sleep and bookmarked it to read later tonight — when I’m winding down and, well, trying to sleep.

I’ve struggled with sleep since I was a teenager. It’s affected almost everything I do. My focus, memory, energy, mood, and critical reasoning are always affected when I don’t sleep and I never seem to get enough.

But I bet many Americans don’t get the right amount or type of sleep and that’s why articles like this one come out every two years or so.

Roger Moore

by Christopher Paul on May 24, 2017

I really liked Roger Moore’s Bond movies. They’re probably my favorites before Daniel Craig took over. He also seemed like a great person. I own the entire Bond collection on iTunes and I feel a Moore Marathon coming up.

Roger Moore was 89.

365 Project

by Christopher Paul on May 22, 2017

I’m a bit over 140 days into a 365 Project on Instagram where I take and post a picture a day. That’s been pretty tough but I’ve managed to make it work. But I already want to expand on it and do a post a day. I tried to do something similar a few years ago but I failed because I made it too complicated. I’m not going to commit to anything and certainly not going to stop my Instagram project. But if I can get something up here more often, I’d be happy.