Digestable #36: Hipster Christmas Music, Panic Attack, Am I Ugly? Centralized China vs Decentralized World, Malachi

Yuletide Greetings! Welcome to another edition of Digestable, the short, weekly email where we follow our curiosity and share good Christmas music. Let’s get those sleigh bells jinglin’: Songs for Christmas – Sufjan Stevens: There are people who love Christmas music, and then there’s Sufjan Stevens, who has written over 100 Christmas songs. Spin magazine describes SufjanContinue reading “Digestable #36: Hipster Christmas Music, Panic Attack, Am I Ugly? Centralized China vs Decentralized World, Malachi”

Digestable #34: The Most Reluctant Convert, Carbon Footprint of Zoom, Soybean Oil, Aspirin, No Ordinary People

Hi folks! Welcome to another edition of Digestable, the short, weekly email where we follow our curiosity. Well, about that: The Most Reluctant Convert: If doing the work required to have an opinion means being able to present the other side of the argument better than the other side, C.S. Lewis has done the work to have anContinue reading “Digestable #34: The Most Reluctant Convert, Carbon Footprint of Zoom, Soybean Oil, Aspirin, No Ordinary People”

Digestable #33: Willoughby Town Centre, Haggai, The Alpinist, Good for Nothing

Hello! Welcome to another edition of Digestable, the short, weekly email where we check out the curious and wrestle with the good stuff! Here’s what’s new this week: Willoughby Town Centre: I’ve been leasing the commercial spaces of this vibrant mixed-use community in Langley, BC and it’s the most fun real estate development project I’ve workedContinue reading “Digestable #33: Willoughby Town Centre, Haggai, The Alpinist, Good for Nothing”

Digestable #31: The Healing Power of Cold, Vitamins Make Us Fat, The Work Required to Have an Opinion, Brave.com

Hi! Welcome to another edition of Digestable, the short, weekly email where we follow our curiosity and wrestle with timeless topics. This edition was emailed to subscribers on November 14, 2021. What’s new? Check it out: Embrace the Cold: Just in time for winter, Andrew Huberman nicely sums up the latest in cold exposure research: Get coldContinue reading “Digestable #31: The Healing Power of Cold, Vitamins Make Us Fat, The Work Required to Have an Opinion, Brave.com”

Digestable #29: Nonintuitive Parenting Advice, A Wedding Video, Legacy of Jonah, The Case Against Science

Bonjour, mes amis! Welcome to another edition of Digestable, the short, weekly email where we follow curiosity, tangle with great questions, and watch wedding videos! This email was sent to subscribers on October 31, 2021. Here’s what’s up this week: Nonintuitive Parenting Advice: Nat Eliason recently became a new father and asked for nonintuitive parenting advice. It’sContinue reading “Digestable #29: Nonintuitive Parenting Advice, A Wedding Video, Legacy of Jonah, The Case Against Science”

Digestable #28: Savior of Mothers, Men without Chests, World of Podcasting, Icetrax Traction, Homeschool Gym

Welcome to another edition of Digestable, the short, weekly email where we explore the curious and wrestle with great questions. This edition was emailed to subscribers on October 24, 2021. Here’s where my curiosity led me this week: “Savior of Mothers, Father of Infection Control”: 1 in 6 women died of “childbed fever” when they gaveContinue reading “Digestable #28: Savior of Mothers, Men without Chests, World of Podcasting, Icetrax Traction, Homeschool Gym”

Digestable #15: How to Keep Your Edge as You Get Older, 5 Tips from the Father of Kettlebell, A Farewell to Arms, Depression and Faith

Comrades! Welcome to another edition of Digestable, the short, weekly email where I share information, ideas, and what’s new with me. This email was sent to subscribers on May 2nd, 2021. Let’s dig in: How to Keep Your Edge as You Get Older: Vic Verdier is a “physical polymath” with a list of credentials a mile long.Continue reading “Digestable #15: How to Keep Your Edge as You Get Older, 5 Tips from the Father of Kettlebell, A Farewell to Arms, Depression and Faith”

Digestable #11: Baggar Vance, Stephen Pressfield, Apostle Paul, The Resistance, The Resurrection of the Son of God, Drunk Jesus

Happy Easter, and to my friends who are celebrating: “He is risen; he is risen, indeed!” Welcome to another edition of Digestable, the short, weekly email where I share information, ideas, and what’s new with me. This edition was delivered to subscribers on April 4th, 2021. This week’s Digestable has a strong Easter theme, butContinue reading “Digestable #11: Baggar Vance, Stephen Pressfield, Apostle Paul, The Resistance, The Resurrection of the Son of God, Drunk Jesus”

Digestable #7: Peskett Canyon, Jordan Peterson, Picniic App, Heinriche Heine

Welcome to another edition of Digestable, the short, weekly email where I share information, ideas, and what’s new with me. This edition was delivered to subscribers on March 7th, 2021. Let’s get after it! Peskett Canyon Ice Climbing: Last weekend while at Frontier Lodge for the most recent Adventure Club outing, we had the opportunity to explore theContinue reading “Digestable #7: Peskett Canyon, Jordan Peterson, Picniic App, Heinriche Heine”

Digestable #5: Martin Luther Rewired Your Brain, Dwell App, The Bible Project, Memorization for Meditation and Mindfulness

Welcome to another edition of Digestable, the short, weekly email where I share information, ideas, and what’s new with me. There is a clear theme again this week, and it is of biblical proportions! This content was emailed to subscribers on February 21st, 2021. Love it or hate it, if you want to understand theContinue reading “Digestable #5: Martin Luther Rewired Your Brain, Dwell App, The Bible Project, Memorization for Meditation and Mindfulness”

Memorization for Meditation and Mindfulness

“The mind pumps out thoughts like the heart pumps out beats.” Unfortunately I can’t recall where I first ran into this comparison of the mind to the heart, but it has stuck with me. There is oft cited research by Dr. Fred Luskin of Stanford University, that on average, we have 60,000 thoughts per day.Continue reading “Memorization for Meditation and Mindfulness”