get a financial life

All personal finance books are bad. This one is written with clearer language than most, and it gives some direction. But, it still gives too much. It still doesn’t grab me by the horns and say to DO THIS. It’s got some good explanations that helped me, so it was worth a read. But, if […]

favorite song of 2015

I love Himesh Reshammiya. I was a baby when the glory days of the Hello Brother and Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge soundtracks came out. I was a kid when the chart-topping brilliance of Jhalak Dikhla Jaa and Afsana Bana Ke came out. People have underestimated his newer work, but his compositions are still brilliant and […]

some thoughts on friendships

I think if our extended quarantine has taught me anything, it’s that we emphasize our relationships too much. Hangouts are exhausting. It’s great to have a pool of people available, but keeping up is exhausting. There’s been less pressure to keep up and that’s okay. I think we’re a little brainwashed to have a bunch […]

optimize for less

Today, I thought about adding a “Things I Like” page to despite the fact that no one has ever asked me for this. I was just reading a few blogs that had this and thought I should add one, too. But what is the goal here? What is the end result of this? When […]

favorite song of 2014

2014 was the year I fell in love with Alia Bhatt. Some actresses were my favorites before, but wow, I didn’t know what it meant to love a celebrity until I fell in love with Alia. I remember I saw her second film, 2 States, and was thoroughly unimpressed. But then the Highway trailers… I […]


I’ve had Disney+ for the past few weeks now. I hate to say it, but even as someone who doesn’t like Marvel, Star Wars, or Pixar, it’s my favorite streaming service right now. There’s not a lot of particularly interesting new content — the latest animated Disney and Pixar movies are nice — but the […]

instapaper zero & the holy grail

I’m a diligent subscriber to the Inbox Zero philosophy. This was first introduced in 2006 by Merlin Mann, a pioneer in the productivity blogging space. I probably reached it in 2006, right around when I had to delete my primary email address, due to spam overload. I currently have 6 emails in my inbox. […]