Morning Meditation: Examining Success, Failure, and What it Means to Live Skillfully

Fact: God demands, no, requires excellence – OUI!

Examination: Does playing skillfully = success with my desired goals, milestones, specific aims? – NON! Pas nécessairement.

Self-examination: Do I evaluate outcomes as successes or failures through the world’s eyes, or God’s eyes? – TO BE DETERMINED! Continue reading Morning Meditation: Examining Success, Failure, and What it Means to Live Skillfully

Best Works of Josef Albers at David Zwirner’s Albers and Morandi: Never Finished Exhibit

Josef Albers is a German artist I am a great fan of, him along with his German-American partner and fellow artist, Anni Albers. Both were students and teachers at the Bauhaus, with Josef specializing in abstract painting and Anni in … Continue reading Best Works of Josef Albers at David Zwirner’s Albers and Morandi: Never Finished Exhibit

Engineer, Agitator, Constructor: The Artist Reinvented Exhibition at the MoMA

Engineer, Agitator, Constructor: The Artist Reinvented at MoMa. On view through April 10, 2021 Things I loved about this exhibit: It was interesting to see the works of artists who promoted more utopian, democratic schools of thinking and then went … Continue reading Engineer, Agitator, Constructor: The Artist Reinvented Exhibition at the MoMA

Some Values I Strive to Live By at Work

My values for work and my work ethic have been influenced by many, Ernest Hemingway on the attractiveness and persuasiveness of brevity; Ray Dalio on embracing the natural bents, strengths, and weaknesses of others, Shane Parrish on the many mental models I could employ to make smarter decisions, and Marcus Aurelius’ father on how to treat your co-workers, to name a few. Continue reading Some Values I Strive to Live By at Work

Things I Recently Enjoyed

Magi© Bullet , by AA Johnson, first installed at the height of the AIDS crisis in 1992.My friend and I stood under the ceiling of semi-deflated pills for some time, wondering how we’d be able to get a balloon down so I could take one home with me. If I weren’t flying out to South Korea the next day, I would have gone back to the museum in the morning to see if there was one ready for me to pick up. See it at the MoMA. My Favorite Wife My Favorite Wife is a romantic comedy that ends happily … Continue reading Things I Recently Enjoyed

A Prayer for George Floyd’s death, the protests, the racial, social, and economic unrest in America

My God, I pray for a change of heart, an absolute 180, a world that wakes up for the flight of our black American brothers and sisters.

Mon seigneur, je prie pour un changement du coeur, un revirement absolu, un monde qui se reveille a la situation déplorable de nos soeurs et frères noire américaine. 

하나님, 이 세계에 모든 아픔을 감싸해주세요, 정부에게 보호를 못받는 제 흑인 형제들과 자매들을 대신 하나님이 보호주세요. 온 세상의 완악한 마음을 가진 인류들… 그들의 마음을 재발 변화시켜주세요.

예수의 이름으로 기도합니다. Continue reading A Prayer for George Floyd’s death, the protests, the racial, social, and economic unrest in America

Reflecting on My Life with Christina Baker Kline’s a piece of the world and Andrew Wyeth’s Christina’s World

A poem by Emily Dickinson, emorable quotes from Christina Baker Kline book, and personal reflections with Andrew Wyeth’s painting, Christina’s World Continue reading Reflecting on My Life with Christina Baker Kline’s a piece of the world and Andrew Wyeth’s Christina’s World

Morning Reflections_Nearsighted when it comes to looking into the future

I woke up today feeling things and the flux of everything going on in our world and in my life today a little more strongly:

All the heaviness

Concerned about parents, family and friends’ families that I cannot check on personally

Missing my younger sister and wondering if she’s doing alright day to day with just her roommate…. Continue reading Morning Reflections_Nearsighted when it comes to looking into the future