Weekend Weakness

Is an idea I used to unconsciously espouse, in which there is something magically different about Friday night to Sunday night. This is a falsehood. Why should the rules be any different about how you live your life (minus regularly-scheduled life activities that happen to fall on those days)? Every night of the week should be seen as equally valuable for enjoying life and making progress, being in flow and conquering your enemies. Days when you are not in the office are opportunities to get ahead in other areas, just as much as they are for recharging the social batteries. You need to be able and healthy to take advantage, not hungover on the couch or blowing time and money on toxic people. So the question this weekend is will you be weak or will you be strong? Schwach oder stark!


Life is like a book, start at the beginning. Keep reading, turning pages. Be excited about what lies in the pages ahead, but don’t let that excitement spoil your enjoyment of how the story is unfolding. One warning: don’t keep re-reading the same page over and over. You’ll never get to the good stuff. I look back at my life and I see the same page being re-read for years. Late nights, shallow friendships, too much drinking, neglected relationships, parties that damaged both dignity and bank account alike, all with nothing to show for it in the end. Living a life, like reading a book, requires progressing through the story. Not all at once; but keep making little bits of progress each day and you’ll get to the good stuff soon enough.

When you finish the last page, close the book.
Mr. Wu, “The Love Bug”

Life Lives at the Edge of Opportunity

Why borrow energy from tomorrow with aimless pursuits tonight, when tomorrow’s where life is happening? Life slices through time at the flash of new light, new things springing to existence, at the edge of Opportunity where new skills and lessons are to be learned, at the gateway to where you’re meant to go. Like a skier keeping pace behind a boat, rather would I spend the energy at the edge than lose it in the wake, letting the rope go and idling in the waves while slowly sinking. Catch up to the boat and stay with it; that’s where life is going, and it’s going fast.