Top 10 fears I have about sharing my blog

I always knew it would come to this, time to share my work. Shit. As I have gotten older I have certainly cared less and less about what other people think of me. Not because I am dwindling my personal care-factor levels towards wearing old and bally Kmart tracky-pants, a Bintang singlet and thongs in…

Lessons from Mr Money Mustache

Have you heard, the FIRE is spreading?! There is a movement afoot. It’s a mindset, a system, a cult-like community. It’s an age-old way of thinking that has been given a modern day dose of manscaping, not to mention the positive impact and passions of countless extraordinary women. Like any wonderful and worshiped venture it…

Lessons from one month of Airtasker

The number one thing I learned from one month of Airtasker is that Airtasker is making shitloads of money. For those that may remain unaware, Airtasker is a cool little app that matches people to certain folks who are happy to have their skillful expertise palmed off as someone else’s handiwork. I have spent the…

Lessons from one month of group fitness

Decision fatigue is a real thing, as is actual fatigue. I did not even realise I was suffering two major bouts of decision fatigue until I used group fitness classes to remove both of them entirely. Heading to the gym, in fact joining a gym in the first place, is always a well-intentioned and noble…

Lessons from one month of meditation

Meditation is a lot like going to the toilet before there were mobile phones. Remember when all of your best ideas would come to you in the waste closet? In my recent, short-sample-sized, novice experience, meditation proves that when your brain cannot do multiple things at once, when it is given the space and permission…

Lessons from my wife’s nutritionist

I am not a very health-conscious kind of guy, which is another reason I am grateful for Mrs DD. She does all the food shopping, meal planning, recipe sourcing, cooking (pretty much all of it) and research when it comes to what our entire family eats. There is a lot on her plate. So it…

Lessons from three years of ‘Clash Royale’

Supercell’s mega-hit Clash Royale on iOS recently overtook the record previously held by Snake on Nokia5110 as the mobile game I have played for the most number of consecutive months. It is gorgeous, fast-paced, social, efficient and hella-strategic. The developers have done an extraordinary job of keeping things current and ensuring the game play does…

Lessons from ‘Super Freakonomics’

When I read a book, I take my time. Not for any sense of deeper understanding, simply because I skipped that part of high school where they teach you how to devour a novel in a single day while sipping cocktails in a hammock. I am a bloody slow reader. I am also a numbers…