Posts by Arye

Why the Only Expectations That Matter are Yours

It’s about this time of year when we start hearing about “Cinderella stories” and Davids taking down Goliaths. We’re keyed in on teams we’ve never heard of in the hopes of watching them take down one of college basketball’s more storied programs. It’s March Madness--the season of the underdog. For…

Saving Daylight and Moving Forward

With daylight savings time beginning and our long, dark, winter haze over, it’s about time for us to spring forward, literally and figuratively (he said slyly). I want us to think a bit about the benefits of moving forward. Not just moving the clocks forward – though that later sunset is some seriously sweet nectar…

Why Should You Unplug On National Unplugging Day?

It’s that time of year again, folks. It’s National Unplugging Day (weekend?) and that means it’s time to put your shiny toys away for a little bit. The basic idea is to simply remove ourselves from our constant relationship with electronics for one day. Our relationship with electronics, both personal and communal,…

It's Entirely Possible To Have Entirely Too Much

This week marks the beginning of one of the country’s, and the world’s, biggest parties: Mardi Gras, baby! People from all over flock to New Orleans to drink, party, trade beads, and overall, have an experience of excess, which got me thinking about how our culture is built on the idea that more…

Honesty: Still The Best Policy

We live in uncertain times. Times where the meaning of truth and fact are unbelievably up for debate. Times where everything someone says is true, as long as they think it is. For a myriad of reasons this is somewhat frightening, but chief among them is that the value placed on truth is diminishing. Honesty…

Breaking the Monotony of the Season

The groundhog saw its shadow and all of a sudden there are six more weeks of winter. If you ask me, it’s pretty selfish of Mr. Groundhog to come out of his burrow on a sunny day, but that’s a discussion for another time. Right now, we need to talk about how around…

Love Yourself This Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is pretty crazy. There are sales, heart-themed promotions, red-accented knickknacks, and an overwhelming dose of “love”. Even if you’re in a relationship, Valentine’s Day gets old almost as soon as it begins. Which is why I want to give you an alternate angle from which to view this “day of…

Finally, You Can Enjoy The Super Bowl Again

Remember when the Super Bowl was fun to watch? I don’t know when, or how, but the Super Bowl has become less about the game and more about the spectacle around the game. It’s about the National Anthem, and the Halftime Show and the fireworks, and, most importantly, the commercials. In other words,…

Do More, With Less

We often hear about new productivity apps that will allow you to write notes that you can sync between devices, or apps that make scheduling easier and more intuitive. In other words, apps that will simplify our working experience by adding something to it. But what about the apps that will help us simplify our…

Fill Out Your Personal Cabinet This Inauguration Day

The inauguration of the 45th President of the United States is today, and regardless of your politics, you can’t deny it’s a big deal. The transfer of power From President Obama to President Trump will be complete, and the leadership this country will be under for the next four years will officially be…