Life Lessons from Star Wars Rogue One

  I’ve been a Star Wars fan since the very first time I met Luke, Leia, and Vader. As a child, I was captivated by the story, the characters, and the idea of traveling through space. More than just movies for a fandom of nerds, the Star Wars franchise is full of multi-faceted characters and great themes such as love, death, sacrifice, and the battle of good versus evil. You might not know it, but Star Wars also has a… Read more »

how to plan for your best year ever

A goal without a plan is just a wish. Did you read my last post about my theme for the next year? Along with deciding that 2017 would be my year to evolve, I set some goals for the new year. Whether you call them goals or resolutions, the number one reason for failure is a failure to plan. So, it’s true that a goal without a plan turns out to be nothing more than just a wish and a… Read more »

new year's resolutions goals

I haven’t made a New Year’s resolution about exercising more, eating healthier, or spending less money in a very long time. It’s not that I don’t need to do those things (because I do), but it’s just that resolutions like that are doomed to failure. They are resolutions that are just too nondescript. You are never really sure if you are failing or succeeding and don’t have any clear plan of action to meet the resolution. If you want to… Read more »


Frankly, this year was not great for a lot of people for a lot of different reasons that I think I can summarize in one word: discord. That discord materialized in a lot of ways throughout the year: terrorism, Brexit, US Presidential elections, deaths, health problems, breakups, and personal crises. It sounds weird, but I feel bad for 2016. It was a year that was just at the wrong place and the wrong time, and now everybody hates it. How… Read more »