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Intuition is Just a Decision Made without Immediate Data

How good is your gut? We make decisions without complete information every waking minute of our lives. When you roll out of bed in the morning and plant your feet beside your bed to stand up, do you first look down at the floor to verify it’s still where you think it is, or that … Read more »

Know Thy [Work] Self

There are 3 types of roles that I think everyone should experience in order to learn more about themselves and how they work best: Working at a larger company or larger team where you are a ‘grunt,’ or have supervisors in your specialization. Working at a small company or small team where you are the domain expert. … Read more »

Jack of All Trades, Master of “Done”

I am an unabashed generalist. Sure, I’m more competent in some areas over others, and of course I enjoy some types of work over others — but I find that I am most comfortable in roles that allow me to bring my breadth of knowledge and experience to bear. Usually this works in my favor, … Read more »

Depictions of the Dragon in Chinese Art

The Chinese dragon (lóng; 龙) is one of the most recognizable emblems of any culture in world history, and it has enjoyed a long, rich tradition. In this paper, the depiction of the dragon in Chinese art will be explored. The mythological creature’s origin and evolution will be discussed in order to give the reader … Read more »

Waste Your Vote with Me this Year

Even if you have associated with a given party your entire life up until this point, you just may find that your party’s positions no longer completely represent your values. Do you like the Democratic Party because of its social policies but dislike it because of its emphasis on a strong federal government? Do you … Read more »

I Am the In Between

I have historically not been a very political person. I have always been (and still am) absolutely disgusted with politicians and the media’s coverage of them. Until recently, my strategy had been for the most part just to ignore the rants of advocates and rhetoric of orators. Sure, I had opinions about the role of … Read more »

WTF, Wells Fargo?! You’re a Terrible Bank. (part 3)

Go back to part 2. I’m not gonna lie: saying goodbye to the mortgage lender that screwed up our closing beyond belief felt pretty good. We found another lender with a much better rate that actually seemed to treat its customers pretty well. Kyla did all the legwork on this one. Based on recommendations from … Read more »

WTF, Wells Fargo?! You’re a Terrible Bank. (part 2)

Go back to part 1. The story of how badly the mortgage on our first home was mishandled by Wells Fargo will make you weep. Well, maybe not, but it will probably make you not want to use Wells Fargo for your next home mortgage. If there is any semblance of an excuse on the … Read more »

WTF, Wells Fargo?! You’re a Terrible Bank. (part 1)

I’m writing a series of posts about my experiences with Wells Fargo to document its unethical and/or incompetent business practices in handling my personal accounts over the past 3.5 years. We will be moving our 4 personal and 3 business accounts to one or more other banks very soon — just as soon as this last … Read more »