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Welcome. I am an endless tinkerer. In other words I just love doing random shit, and learning about different things. Whether, it’s trying to master a new sport, learning a new language, or playing an instrument, I’m just trying to do different things and take in life. I hope you enjoy reading about some of the hacks I come up with, and I also hope I can learn from you. Let this be a place for us all to learn new skills, hobbies, and hopefully more about ourselves


Sports
Books
Languages
Random Fun

Book Posts

  • Atomic Habits by James Clear Review and Takeaways

    I finally decided to pick up Atomic Habits. I consider myself to have fairly good habits and self-discipline, so before reading the book I wasn’t strongly drawn toward it. After seeing how long this book was on the New York Times Best Sellers List though, I decided to finally give it a try. Now that… Read…

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck Review

    This was a book that got me back into reading. For various reasons, I was very soured by reading through grade school years, but I was given this book as a gift (actually it was given to my fiancĂ©e) and I couldn’t put it down. It nailed so many things I was beginning to realize… Read…

  • Major Takeaway and Review of Shoe Dog By Phil Knight

    This was an awesome book! One of my favorites ever maybe, and certainly the best one I have read when it comes to starting a company and entrepreneurship. I typically don’t go for these types of books, because who wants to hear a billionaire gloat about all the struggles they overcame, and how anyone can… Read…

Sports Posts

  • Chipping Golf Tips

    When I first started playing golf, chipping was one of the most unnatural skills for me to pick up. Whether I had to hit the ball 100 yards, 50 yards, or 15 yards, I was lost. I had no feel for the distance. Even if I hit a great tee shot where a simple chip… Read…

  • Best Golf Balls for Beginners

    When I first started playing golf, I didn’t really care what ball I was hitting. To be honest, I usually stashed a few balls from the range, so I would have some on the course. Who cares?! I’m going to lose them anyway. Right? Well, that may be true, and if you follow in my… Read…

  • Pickleball Tips for Beginners. Get Some W’s On The Courts Today

    I remember the first time I played pickle ball. Me and my friend bought a set off of Amazon. We actually thought we were ordering equipment for an entirely different sport, which is actually known as paddle tennis. Still, we decided to go to some courts on a nice Sunday. Now, we were pretty athletic… Read…

Languages/Travel Posts

  • Easiest Asian Language to Learn

    Now, before I even start to try and tell you which Asian language is easiest to learn, I should preface this article, by saying I know 0 Asian languages. I have never been to Asia, nor have I truly tried learning any of these languages. However, I have done a deep dive into this topic… Read…

  • How Long Does it Take to Learn German?

    I know you are really not looking for an answer like “it depends”, even though you know it’s true. As many of you know, there is no point where you really hit the “I have learned this” stage with languages. You can practice German for a mere week and already be able to order a… Read…

  • Using ChatGPT to Learn a Language

    Hey there! If you haven’t heard about ChatGPT yet, it is a fancy new AI (artificial intelligence) tool that can respond to any questions or prompts in a conversational tone. It is completely free to use and you can sign up at chat.openai.com/chat. I wanted to see if I could use ChatGPT to practice my… Read…

Life Posts

  • Meditation for Kids

    Us parents likely have our form of meditation practices that we use for our own wellbeing, whether it be exteroceptive meditation or transcendental. However, introducing meditation to our children can actually be a great idea and have amazing benefits for our young ones. Benefits for Children to Meditate 1. Stress Reduction That’s Kid-Friendly: You know… Read…

  • How to Take a Cold Shower?

    So, have you heard about all the amazing benefits of deliberate cold exposure? Well, there definitlely seems to be a positive benefit on those that practice it. From what we know about how the mind works, struggle and doing things that are challenging, release brain molecules that raise our mood and propel us forward throughout… Read…

  • Deliberate Practice – How to Become a Master at Your Skill

    I was first introduced to the idea of deliberate practice after reading the book, Grit, by Angela Duckworth. The concept, which seems obvious now, was actually a huge revelation for me. Simply practicing a task can obviously help you improve, but you will likely plateau and stop seeing gains unless you make the practice truly… Read…