Focusing My Efforts - Stairway of Phi

Focusing My Efforts

Focusing My Efforts - Stairway of PhiThis past weekend, I was pulling weeds.  I really should have taken care of them a week earlier and some had grown really big, but better late than never, right?  While doing so, I reached a conclusion that I'm sure anyone who's pulled weeds has - it's really hard to get those weeds with big roots with just my bare hands.

Then I came to a brick walkway, leading from the driveway to the backyard.

This area didn't have many weeds.  In fact, the weeds that were coming through were all puny in comparison to those I had just finished plucking.  In addition to being small, every single one of them remained intact when pulled (resulting in me also getting their roots, unlike some of their larger counterparts).

Seeing this, I was able to identify with these pathetic weeds and realized something about myself and StairwayOfPhi that needs to be addressed.

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Lessons Learned From Neglecting Time - Clock Time

Lessons Learned From Neglecting Time

Originally Posted On January 18, 2016

Lessons Learned From Neglecting Time - Clock TimeA few months ago I had an awful time trying to save money on Black Friday.  While I preach frugalism, occasionally I, too, make a frivolous purchase.  This time it was on a big-screened TV - something I had never bought myself before and which I don't intend to buy another for a very long time.  I had decided at the beginning of the month I wanted one and, with Black Friday around the corner, determined that the ideal buying time for a new TV was quickly approaching.Continue reading