Me, Myself, and I

Every weblog needs a navelgazing section. This is mine. It's all about me. Because 2022, where the Internet is all about the about!

October 22, 2022: NSDR, the College Try

As I wrote in Accountability, I am a fan of Dr. Andrew Huberman’s work, and wanted to give NSDR a try. In theory, it would allow me to “recharge” quickly during breaks in the day, making it possible to work more concentrated and with less fatigue. My days, currently, all look about the same: get up at 5am, hit the

September 3, 2022: Accountability

It’s time I take responsibility for my health and general wellbeing. I have let myself down by using the past 30 months as an excuse for almost everything.

April 18, 2022: I do not regret a single day in medicine

It is time, I write this love letter to medicine. Medicine has, both in its application and in its practice, literally saved my life more than once. A mild chronic illness aside, I am generally healthy, until I am not. And, given a tumultuous (putting it mildly) life story, medicine gave me the vision and goals I always craved.

January 6, 2022: 500 Days in Day One

I’ve been journaling since 1989, never skipping more than a day or two between entries, often spending more time agonizing over the analysis of the things that happened than the things themselves. My diary was my first attempt at a “Quantified Self”, with daily stats, weekly tallies, and monthly analyses of my perception and inaccurate recollection of sleep, diet, exercise, and mood.

November 19, 2021: Boxed (aka ‘SEAL’) Breathing

A breathing technique that works for me, with some contemplation on the neuro-physiology thereof.

November 14, 2013: T Minus 300

It’s a little less than five hours until I am leaving for the airport. This trip will take me, once more, half-way around the globe, back “home” to the United States.

September 9, 2013: Conversations with God’s Ground Personnel

For the past twelve weeks, I have made it a point to walk past our local Church of the Nazarene and peruse its prayer box. That’s essentially a mailbox into which everyone can throw a prayer request.