When you start out with your small business, you spend days and weeks and months, hoping to get an order from somewhere. I’ve written about what it’s like to be the owner […]
Don’t pity the solo traveler. Traveling solo is fun!
Recently over the long weekend, I went solo to Washington DC to check out the museums and enjoy the city on my own. At the entrance to one of the museums, the […]
Pocket Notebooks – Capturing ideas on the go
Do you get ideas when you’re out and about – in your car, on a plane, while generally strolling somewhere or sitting in a cafe? How do you capture these ideas to […]
The courage to enter a place in a foreign country
Has this happened to you? You’re traveling in a foreign country. You’re by yourself. You walk past a store or a restaurant or a cafe or something like that. And it looks […]
Use your hobby to travel and experience a place from a different point of view
When you travel, it is often easy to get trapped in the same tried and tested tourist loop. You’ll check out the must-do sights, you’ll do the must-do activities, you’ll eat the […]
When was the last time you had an unplanned day?
If you’re anything like me, most of your days, whether it’s a work day or a day off or a vacation day, your days tend to have some sort of plan or […]
Why do certain songs materialize in our minds?
Have you ever wondered why a particular song just materializes out of nowhere in your head? One minute, there’s nothing. Next minute, you’re humming a tune. But why? Why that particular song? […]
Don’t make “perfect” the enemy of “good enough”
On a recent trip to Tokyo, Japan, I was walking around in a neighborhood called “Nakameguro“. A cute neighborhood with plenty of tiny shops and Izakayas (ie, pubs) doting the streets, this […]
Sitting with your back to warm sunshine – an under appreciated pleasure in life!
On a cold wintry morning, it requires some effort to even step out of the warm cocoon of your bed. The tiny little enclosure that you’ve made for yourself under the blanket […]
It’s November…and days are now remarkably shorter
Thanks to daylight savings time, these days it’s twilight by 5pm, dark by 6pm. On the other extreme, at the height of summer in June, I make dinner in what feels like […]