Taking the coming week off from social media. I know that when I can’t keep myself from replying to political nonsense on Twitter that it’s time for a break. Thankfully I have no problem with using the delete option in Twitter 😉 But yeah it’s break time.

It’s amazing to me that Twitter can be such a great news source yet at the same time be such a cesspool. The Epstein story as the conservatives foaming at the mouth about Twitter bias. Funny, because if there were a bias why are any of these tweets making it out?

‪As great as music streaming sevices are the most frustrating thing is when stuff just disappears from your playlists because its now unavailable for some reason. Certainly doesnt happen with purchased music.‬

Hell has truly frozen over, Roman Holliday is available on Spotify. One hit wonders for the song “Stand By” in the early 80s. Heavy play on MTV tho.

Daily Stoic, 8/3/2019

We tell ourselves that we need the right setup before we finally buckle down and get serious. Or we tell ourselves that some vacation or time alone will be good for a relationship or an ailment. This is self-deceit at its finest.

It’s far better that we become pragmatic and adaptable—able to do what we need to do anywhere, anytime. The place to do your work, to live the good life, is here .

Boy does that part about having “the right setup” resonate deeply with me. If only I had X then doing this would be so much easier.

Meditation Frustration

Started up a meditation practice again this month after trying out the Calm app. Really need the daily routine to just slow down for a bit, even if its only 10 minutes a day.

One thing I find a bit frustrating, not just with Calm but the idea in general, is the attention to the breath. I get why this is the “universal” thing to do but they always say “don’t control the breath, just notice the natural flow”. For me the problem is bringing my attention to my breath automatically makes me control it. Maybe there is a way around this but so far I haven’t found it.