How to Fight the Blues This Winter by Giving to the Causes That You Believe In

Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska — The Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, shines above Bear Lake. Source:

Welcome to December, everyone! As we draw nearer to Christmas, the days get shorter and the weather gets colder, and the snow starts to stick to the ground. In some ways, the lengthening nights can be a bit depressing, as it starts to get dark before 4 p.m. However, I’m also reminded of warm, delicious… [Read More]

Investing It Wisely: What is It All About?

Life expected value

It’s been a little more than four months since I started out on this blogging adventure. I’ve enjoyed interacting with my fellow readers, joined a great community of bloggers, and I’ve learned a lot along the way. It’s time to revisit the original premise of this blog and see what it’s all about. In life,… [Read More]

The Joy (And Folly) of Emotions


Ah, emotions… the spice of life; they are the medium by which we experience joy and happiness, motivation, fulfillment, and self-actualization. They push us along toward our goals, and serve as a check and balance on our behavior. I see emotions as a sort of yin-yang relationship: when they are in balance, we can perform optimally…. [Read More]

Expected Value

I was first introduced to the game of poker three to four years ago, when I played a friendly game with my girlfriend’s family. It was the first time I had ever played, so I was pretty lost. I played again with some friends a short while later, and there was one guy there who… [Read More]