When Yoga is Hard

As usual, I’ve had the general feeling that I’ve been “letting myself go” lately. I tend to feel this way every couple of weeks, depending on my schedule and what I’ve been focussing on. Taking care of yourself requires energy and regular attention, you know? There’s no “setting and forgetting” your personal grooming, alas. In …

Egg Hunting for Adults

Hey guys, I’m still here. You might be wondering where I’ve been these past couple of months. Well, in my attempt to “focus”, I cut out almost everything that wasn’t absolutely necessary, including blogging. Sometimes, when you’re working on something big, you just don’t have the capacity to do much else. I wish I could …

What is a Patriot?

Last week, I read this question and answer in an advice column: Question: … But as a patriotic American, I find myself in a quandary when the students recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Should we stop for a moment, out of respect, or keep walking? Answer: … Patriotism has little to do with flag-waving or fetishizing the national anthem. …

Focus, Focus, Focus 2017!

Last night, I realized I’d been pushing myself a little too much. Z and I have a few irons in the fire, and I keep trying to toss in more. I’d even sent my brother-in-law a meme to describe our* approach to personal finance earlier in the day. It doesn’t just apply to our personal …

What is a Slut, Exactly?

Sometimes, I find myself thinking crazy thoughts, like: “Maybe I’m overreacting. Maybe there’s not as much gender discrimination as I think there is.” I’ll think: “Do I need to be as vigilant about feminism as I am?” I question it, you know. I don’t want to be this vigilant. I don’t want to be a …

Other People’s Finances Make Me Anxious

It’s none of my business, it’s really none of my business… But whenever I get wind of other people’s financial problems, I get anxious. Say someone without retirement savings goes on an all-inclusive Cuban vacation: I’ll hear about it, my chest tightens, my heart speeds up, and I need to literally bite my lip until …

Luck Favors the Prepared

You know how I feel about luck. I believe in it; I see it. Of course, I believe in hard work too… But I really believe in luck. I worked somewhere where a quote was pinned to the wall: “Luck Favors the Prepared.” It was attributed to Eisenhower, but it’s actually a variation on a Louis …