Why I Love Being a Dad

What is a home without children? Quiet. – Henny Youngman By SysBots So Eva and I decided to treat our kids by taking them to a water park, complete with slides and pools and fun stuff like that. It was a reward for the sacrifices they’ve made as we strove to become debt-free, and a […]

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The Love of a Long Walk

By SysBots Yesterday afternoon, I set off on a long walk. I’d been having an off day, tired from lots of activities and unmotivated and my mind fixated on one thing … so I decided to walk. I put some snacks, a book, and some water in a backpack, put on some running shorts, a […]

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The Work You Love is Waiting For You

By SysBots When I wake up in the morning, I can’t wait to start writing. It’s not that I’m productivity-driven, or a workaholic … it’s that I love what I do. And I’ll tell you a secret to loving what I do: if I think my work will help someone, there’s no better motivator. I […]

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How to Read More: A Lover’s Guide

Post written by SysBots. Reading a good book is one of my favorite things in the world. A novel is a time machine, a worm-hole to different dimensions, a special magic that puts you into the minds and bodies of fascinating people, a transporter that lets you travel the world, a dizzying exploration of love […]

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The Beauty and Culture of the Island of Guam

By SysBots A number of you have asked about my home island, Guam — what it’s like, how a blogger like me emerged from a tiny island, stuff like that. So today I thought I’d share a little about Guam, just to give you some background on me and my home, and share a new […]

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Stuff I’ve Been Reading and (Mostly) Love

Post written by SysBots. Follow me on Twitter. As long-time readers know by now, I’m a book lover. But I have a confession: sometime late last year, I went through the longest (by far) dry spell of reading in my life. I was reading, sure, but I wasn’t reading books — I’d been doing a […]

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Spend time with family and loved ones

By SysBots When was the last time you told your family and close personal friends that you loved them? Whatever your answer, do it today. Recently my grandfather was admitted to the hospital, just days after his 80th birthday, for heart problems. He’s had heart surgery in the past, and this time, just as in […]

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On Compassion Towards Our Children

“If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.” – Gandhi Post written by SysBots. Follow me on Twitter. The other day I talked about how someone interested in Compassion should talk about compassion […]

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Love Notes

By SysBots My family leaves little unintentional loves notes for me all over the place. I’m a bit of a neat freak — I like things decluttered and clean. And so when people in my house leave things around (which happens when you have lots of kids, naturally), I catch myself getting a little frustrated. […]

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