Welcome Back!

by Christopher Paul on July 24, 2019

It’s been more than two years since I last posted something here and, at the time, I was hardly posting at all. But 2019 has been an experiment of sorts and part of that experiment is to see if I can write more frequently. So far, I’ve maintained a 365 Photo project on Instagram and now that the year is half over, I think I can slowly start to incorporate other regular content into my publishing schedule.

Besides taking and posting photos each day, I’ve tried (with limited success) to meditate. I’ve been better about working out and eating well and spending time with the family which, when I last posted something here, was extremely difficult because of work commitments.

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.