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essay, Food, garden

The Pandemic Arrives (for Real) in Fiji

We had been largely spared from the coronavirus pandemic when it first began to spread around the world last year. A few cases were found in Fiji in March 2020, and the government acted quickly to quarantine them and conduct contact tracing. There was a lockdown to try to prevent or slow viral spread, and… Continue reading The Pandemic Arrives (for Real) in Fiji

Time Starts Now ATB
Art, essay

Time Starts Now: A Mantra

There's a 1968 cop/action film starring Steve McQueen called "Bullitt." It's a classic for its car chase scenes through the rolling urban hills of San Francisco. One of the most memorable scenes for me is toward the end, when Bullitt is in the car with his girlfriend, played by the beautiful Jacqueline Bisset, after she… Continue reading Time Starts Now: A Mantra

The Art of Learning Josh Waitzkin
Books, essay

Books: The Art of Learning

Josh Waitzkin's "The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance" is a revelation. It's a stunning read that I could've devoured in one sitting, but I wanted to savor it, so I read it over a few days. This is definitely a book that I will go back to time and again. I… Continue reading Books: The Art of Learning

Happy ATB
essay

8 Habits for Happiness

Illustration by Aileen Torres-Bennett March 20 is the International Day of Happiness, inaugurated in 2012 by the United Nations to recognize the importance of happiness in everyone's life. Happiness may be a universal feeling, but its construct is personal. It's an apt time to ask: What makes you happy? I've discovered some fundamentals for my… Continue reading 8 Habits for Happiness

design, essay

Creating an Environment for Productivity

I got a new vacuum, and I'm absolutely delighted. Some might look at a vacuum and think of all the chores they have to do. I look at that vacuum and love it as a new tool. Why? Because it will help me keep my space clean, and a clean space is conducive to productivity.… Continue reading Creating an Environment for Productivity