Thanks for the friend request.
I'd like to talk more as well. What your status now and did all that effect you later or influence your direction?
I noticed you've read healing the Masculine Soul. Did you like it or did it…"
"Journaling is a very personal thing, and everyone does it a little differently. It sounds like the organized two-journal system is working well for you.
I have been a prolific journaler for about 10 years (I started when I was 23). It…"
"Work/life (im)balance has been very stressful lately, so this week I said, "Screw it, I'm heading to the banya". So I got together with a couple of good buds and hit Steamul Sauna in Mississauga, ON. We hit the Russian…"
"Here's one to consider, it's called the XO Tablet. It's part of the One Tablet Per Child (also known as One Laptop Per Child) project. It was first developed for kids in developing countries, but now is available in the…"
"There's great advice to be had here, but consider this, depending on what your purpose is for writing. Establish some guidelines for yourself and how you're going to write. Then break them. I know, not everyone will agree…"
"Just a comment re: cash. Do you remember the NorthEast blackout of 2003? Where I lived, ATMs didn't work reliably for days. I have always been a cash carrier, so I was able to help out a number of friends who were screwed…"
"Hey man, it seems that you're taking an interest in your own personal development kick-starting your life. Good for you!
One thought jumps out at me though, when I look at your list of hobbies, which "include personal finance,…"
"Hey Steven, we have something in common. I have also been dating a girl for about 3 months, and we also have not had sex. But I'm also a decade older than you, and have experienced a couple of things you haven't.
1. When I was…"
Jiu-Jitsu, banya, hiking, camping, canoeing (including portaging), kayaking, cycling, bridge jumping into the canal, skinny dipping, lying on a beach with lots of sunblock, working out, conversation, story telling, mindfulness meditation, premium beer, practical jokes, second breakfast, laughter, and becoming a better man.
King Me, Healing the Masculine Soul, Picturing Men, Wild at Heart, The Bible, The Chronicles of Narnia or anything else by C.S. Lewis, Searching for God Knows What, Velvet Elvis, The Bait of Satan, Treasure Island, The Hobbit, Journey to the Centre of the Earth, 1984, The Time Machine, Margin, In Praise of Slow (I'm reading it so slowly I'm only halfway through after 3 years), The Rest of God. I also enjoy reference materials and dramatized audiobooks.
The Book of Eli, Gladiator, Equilibrium, The Matrix, Inception, Planet Earth, Star Trek (especially Insurrection, but all of them),
Monty Python- Holy Grail, What About Bob, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Clue, The Gods Must Be Crazy, Over the Hedge, Ice Age 3, Evan Almighty, Lord of the Rings, Chronicles of Narnia, Transformers, and I'm a sucker for pretty much any nature-related documentary.
I'm very eclectic. Jazz, Rock, Inspirational, Soundtracks, Love that east coast fiddle music, oldies, latin american stuff, world music, and maybe a sprinkling of metal and hip-hop, but not too much. I can also tolerate country music in small doses.
"All men should strive to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why." - James Thurber
"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." - James Thurber
"You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling." -Eames
I'm working on a project for my blog that's launching January 1st that has to do with encouraging people to start investing. I know over the years I've made some good investments (stocks, starting a business, coaching program) and I've also made some horrible ones ($5,000 on a penny stock, two MLM companies, and a business venture that went south).Inquiring minds want to know, what has made you money and what has taken your money…See More
"I stand corrected. I wasn't nearly as thin as him when I started lifting. 12 years of carrying all those water buckets/hay bales/feed bags for the horses probably built my traps enough that I never had an issue with the bar contacting my spinal…"