I started my blog (with some podcast episodes) in 2011 as an unfiltered way to chronicle as I attempted to live my life consciously without a car for the first time. The blog has evolved over the past 10 years in much the same way I have. All thoughts are random, important to me and lack sufficient proofreading. Enjoy!

McNamara Family Bushido

Previously I wrote about A Prepared Mind in the Time of Covid- Part 1 and committed to share my family bushido as I explore more about mental models and construct my own approach. Here you go: Live below our means Punch above our weight Bet on optimism Gratitude over gravity As way of background and … Continue reading

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How I Read…

During the last 8 months, my family has managed to get out of our urban apartment on a couple of occasions to spaces that are more suited to quarantine. This week as I was packing for the latest temporary relocation, something occurred to me. A few years ago, I would have spent more time on … Continue reading

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A Prepared Mind In the Time of Covid- Part 1

About 7 months ago I wrote about how Covid had challenged all the assumptions I had made architecting my life over the past decade(Oops, my life choices). I had no idea that the shitshow was only getting started! I struggled to make sense of this new world and abandoned hope of coming up with a … Continue reading

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Oops, my life choices! Living in the time of Covid-19

A few days ago I sent this tweet inspiring a full post because this is an issue I’m going to need to put some brainspace toward and why not do that in public… I architected my life with a clear thesis. Minimal, small, urban, walkable, alt transportation and public amenities. It was something my wife … Continue reading

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