<span class="bsf-rt-reading-time"><span class="bsf-rt-display-label" prefix="Reading Time:"></span> <span class="bsf-rt-display-time" reading_time="2"></span> <span class="bsf-rt-display-postfix" postfix="mins"></span></span>Why I Swear in My Writing

A teddybear wears a t-shirt that says "fuck off"

Hint: it has everything to do with human attention and memory I write about boring topics. Deep, important, powerful for making sense of the world…sure. But when you are moving through the basics and learning terminology it’s dull as fuck.  I strongly believe that if I write the same way I would explain something to […]

<span class="bsf-rt-reading-time"><span class="bsf-rt-display-label" prefix="Reading Time:"></span> <span class="bsf-rt-display-time" reading_time="4"></span> <span class="bsf-rt-display-postfix" postfix="mins"></span></span>Writing: You’re Doing It Wrong

A dog rests their face on a keyboard

We’ve all seen those headlines: “How I make $5,000 per month on Medium.” “How I turned writing into a full-time job.” “How to get rich on YouTube.” I once even saw someone trying to get me to buy their ebook on how to make money online by selling ebooks. These snake-oil salesmen are doing all of […]

<span class="bsf-rt-reading-time"><span class="bsf-rt-display-label" prefix="Reading Time:"></span> <span class="bsf-rt-display-time" reading_time="3"></span> <span class="bsf-rt-display-postfix" postfix="mins"></span></span>Boiled Potato Diet

An actual photo from my kitchen of my morning batch of boiled potatoes

In a study dating all the way back to 1995, called “A Satiety Index of Common Foods,” dozens of different foods were compared to see what foods were the most satiating–that is, what caused people to feel the most full and not feel hungry the longest. As you might have guessed from the title of […]

<span class="bsf-rt-reading-time"><span class="bsf-rt-display-label" prefix="Reading Time:"></span> <span class="bsf-rt-display-time" reading_time="4"></span> <span class="bsf-rt-display-postfix" postfix="mins"></span></span>Are Californians mistakenly thinking of COVID-19 risk like a wildfire?

Here in California, we are no strangers to wildfires. It’s perfectly normal for several of our massive forests to turn into blazing infernos and rampage towards towns and homes. It has resulted in the loss of not just property but lives as well. And it is certainly a tragedy, but it’s a consistent tragedy. Wildfires […]