The Purpose of Progress

I’m the sort of fellow that likes making lists, checking boxes, and tracking progress. I guess it’s just part of my personality as a “left-brained thinker.” It’s downright amazing how many tools we have at our disposal for keeping track of...

On Creativity

I’ve been journaling pretty regularly for the last year or so. It’s been really nice. It helps me appreciate all the good things in my life and serves as a creative outlet of sorts — especially knowing that there’s only one person...

"hello, again."

This year has been a learning experience. It hasn’t been great, but I’ve made a lot of positive changes after more than my fair share of mistakes. I haven’t been keeping up with my website much at all, but I’ve filled a...

ΔFosB: The Protein Behind Behavioral Addiction

Psychiatrists are trying to understand behavioral addiction, but it’s still on the frontier of science. There’s good news, though! Scientists suspect that a protein variant, ΔFosB, is responsible for nearly all forms of behavioral and drug addiction. Chromosome 19

How I Use the Internet Intentionally

Two to five hours. The exact amount varies wildly depending on which news source you ask, but the gist is the same: We spend a huge amount of time staring at our smartphones every day and that figure is probably increasing. That’s...