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.

My Morning Coffee And The News

by Christopher Paul on September 23, 2016

When I was commuting to work in downtown Manhattan from Princeton, NJ in the early aughts, my trips would last over two hours each way and there wasn’t much else to do besides read the newspaper and have a cup of coffee. Smartphones and tablets weren’t around then and paper products were your only source of information until you got to your desk.

My ritual of purchasing a bagel, coffee, and newspaper (or two) was how I passed the time but also how I ramped up for the day. The calories, caffeine, and connection to the world around me prepared me for what was often a busy 10 hour day. I’d read the paper from cover to cover and I’d start with the Daily News and move on to the Wall Street Journal while I drank my coffee — finishing everything just before getting to Penn Station. Even though I still had to get downtown, I had the focus and clarity to handle whatever New York threw at me.

Now, depending on where my clients are, I walk to either the bus, ferry, or subway for work and the trips are often too short to get through a lot of news or a cup of coffee. Perhaps its fitting for a shortened news cycle or information contained in a tweet. But I miss the rituals my previous commute allowed. When I have the opportunity, I make myself a cup and take out my iPad and read all the in-depth analysis from the day before… and my day always starts off better when I do.

Jason Bourne Movie Trailer

by Christopher Paul on April 22, 2016

The Bourne films have been some of my favorites and I regularly watch them despite their age. Yesterday, the new Jason Bourne trailer came out and I’m hoping it’s as good as the other three movies with Matt Damon. It’s directed by Paul Greengrass who did the Bourne Supremacy and Bourne Ultimatum. It opens July 29 and I may break my ‘no going to movie theater’ rule to see it.