Other, Personal

Everyone Should Have Service Industry Experience

I am a firm believer that everyone should at some point in their life have a job in some sort of service industry. I believe there are skills and lessons that every person should have that are best learned in these types of jobs. 1. The perspective from the other side of the counter Almost… Continue reading Everyone Should Have Service Industry Experience

Other, Personal

How to Learn About Anything New

My best friend gave me this wisdom recently. When trying to learn about any broad subject, it is easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer volume of information. A lot of resources assume a certain amount of prior knowledge on their subject, making them difficult to follow. It is very easy to get bogged down… Continue reading How to Learn About Anything New

Guides, Personal, Rants

The Deserts of the United States

As a person who has lived a large portion of my life in a desert, there are some basic facts about the US deserts that seem to me like they should be common knowledge. But it is constantly surprising how little the average American knows about the deserts in the United States. So, I will impart… Continue reading The Deserts of the United States

Personal, Philosophy

Intelligence, Knowledge, and Wisdom

The terms 'intelligence', 'knowledge', and 'wisdom' are often used interchangeably, but they have very different connotations which can mean different things in different contexts. I write this post mostly because intelligence and wisdom are two abilities in Dungeons and Dragons, and many players often have difficulty determining when one should be used versus the other.… Continue reading Intelligence, Knowledge, and Wisdom